New question, my car's rear is a little bit too high and when I asked my cousin who sold me the car, he told me it's cause he changed the suspension of the car, he put shocks from Bilstein (heavy duty) but kept the same original springs. What I want to know is that, if I wanted to lower the rear, what could I do.
Your options are the same as if it were bone stock.
1. Springs= better on budget
2. Coils overs= performance at a cost
Springs work great for a dail driver. Just dont go cheap and get adjustable springs or cut your stock springs. they will blow out those Shocks/ Struts with da quickness. I personally prefer coil overs so i can adjust my suspension as low as possible with out having to go over speed bumps sideways.
ide go for mainly any line of springs. H&R, Eibach, Dropzone, Tein, and the like. Going cheap is like shattering your knee cap and not going to the hospital. . . . just my $.02 though.
If its a daily driver car and not going to see serious track time I would say get some sport springs, H&R makes a nice set. I would also suggest you change the shocks/struts to something sportier and made for a lower car. Bilstein also makes a sport shock so I would suggest using those with H&R sport springs.
You can skip the Shocks/struts if you want but the HDs might not last as long due to the lower stance, I don't have any experience with the HDs so they might be okay.
Originally Posted by yammahamma
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ive got the H&R cup kit (race). absolutely love it. excluding the fact i need to go over speed bumps sideways. But if it really begins to be a pain ill just purchase the sport springs and throw them in. my handling is freakin awesome. My car is on rails and doesnt feel like a paint shaker from wal mart or anything of the sort. Not too harsh not soft. but i may be biased since all of my cars have had really firm suspension.
If he put in the HD strut, then you don't really want to lower the car using those struts. HD is built for stock ride height, sport is built for lowered. You "can" get away with it, but the struts will stay more compressed than they were designed for and will shorten the over all life of the struts and sacrifice some on the handling/ride side.
I have Bilstein sport struts and H&R springs. Lowered the car 1.3" front and .75" rear, I got rid of that infamous gap between the front tire and fender which was part of my goal in lowering. Besides the improved looks from the lowering my car rides really well. You can feel the road a lot better but I wouldn't describe the ride as harsh. One downside though is speed bumps are no longer my friend, not that they ever were to begin with...
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