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Old 07-23-2010, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default WTB Lowering springs

Any one got a set of cheap lowering springs i dont feel like spending 300$ for springs, lookin for a drop of about 1.4 to 1.6

Just let me know what ya have






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Old 07-24-2010, 05:49 AM   #2
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Most "lowering" springs actually result in an increase in ride height. If you really want to lower the car, I would suggest you take a look at coilovers. A full set for all four corners would run you about $500.00, but they would allow you to set the height EXACTLY where you want it. They also allow you to choose exactly the spring rate you want, for exactly the ride/performance qualities that you want.

Take a look over at www.re-speed.com

And here's what my car looks like with them installed (first three clips are of my car). There are not many FBs out there with a lower ride height, and this is how I run it as my daily driver too without any issues (other than having to dodge the occasional road kill):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKNjkywj1Q0



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Old 07-25-2010, 03:53 PM   #3
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i figured after i posted it would cause right now my car sits low on stock stuff, and i was lookin at those re-speed ones, and those are very nice, i will probably just get them
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I am very happy with them, and everyone else that has gone that route also seems to be very satisfied with the results.

I actually went the Racing Beat direction first, but quickly "outgrew" it and had to remove them, sell the parts off, buy new parts, then spend the time installing them. I hate doing the same job twice. I much prefer doing it right the first time, but now at least others can learn from my mistakes.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:43 PM   #5
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I have this set of front springs from an SCCA "Spec RX7" suspension:

Progress Group "turquoise" springs, I think 155 lb / in the front

Lowers car slightly over 1 inch. Approx 10 inches tall uncompressed (see photo.) Good for track or street. Excellent match with Tokico "blue" (HZ1069) shocks.

$65 includes shipping to US48. Or Pickup in San Diego for $50.
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Old 10-26-2010, 10:30 AM   #6
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I'm pulling my Racing Beat springs... about 10k miles.... still ride great... just need something a little stiffer for autocross... I'd let them go for $100 plus shipping.... so should be around $125 shipped (avg)
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How much are you willing to pay for a lowering kits? I've check some online sites and its price is ranging from $250-280. Note that it is brand new.
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That's quite a bit of money for nothing more than lowering springs. For that money, you could almost pay for a full coilover setup and do it right...
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