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#1 Old 04-05-2011, 08:37 PM
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How low should I go?

How low should i go on my Tib?
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Re: Lowering Springs

Low is not low enough......

That is all.


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Re: Lowering Springs

You can never be to low.

But let me help you a little bit here..

Some people will say just skip springs and go straight to coilovers. Now we all can not afford coilovers so a lot of people will also give you their setup. Alot of people just just run a spring and shock set up. People have their preferences. I am running Eibach Sportlines on stock struts. Alot will say you will blow them out that way. I personally have not blown them out at all and I am happy with my drop at the moment. But I am making the purchase of coilovers in the near future for multiple purposes. Best bet is to do a little research on each and every spring drop as well as coilover if you have the money for them..

Or if you want we have GI thread hoping that Raceland can make some coils for our cars at a good price so go check that out as well. Raceland Coilovers great prices

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Re: Lowering Springs

What it really depends on is, how much work do you want to put into it? Typically the lower you go the more work required, i.e. wheel spacers or adapters, fender rolling, etc. It also depends on your wheels, their offset, what size tires you have on them, and so on.


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What it really depends on is, how much work do you want to put into it? Typically the lower you go the more work required, i.e. wheel spacers or adapters, fender rolling, etc. It also depends on your wheels, their offset, what size tires you have on them, and so on.
As well as all of this. i knew I was missing some stuff in my rant and all that. Thanks. Again it just takes some research and paying attention to threads up here you can learn a lot as well.

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Re: Lowering Springs

The only reason stock struts with lowring springs is considered bad is:

if you have a car with lets say 50k on it with stock shocks and springs the shocks have "broken in" and worn to suit that ride height, the piston is used to only moving a certain amount and living at a certain point in the shock housing. if you change that you change the position the piston sits inside the shock and this can cause a leak in the seal because now its a worn in seal rubbing on new metal. sometimes shocks will fail and other times it will be completely fine. its a gable.

personally if i were to do that "because i have the tools" i would lower on stock shocks and drive it till they pop while saving for koni adjustables and when i have enough strip everything and put the konis in on the already seated springs.

but thats just me lol

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Re: Lowering Springs

I call it "Limbo"

...how low can you go? Haha


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What it really depends on is, how much work do you want to put into it? Typically the lower you go the more work required, i.e. wheel spacers or adapters, fender rolling, etc. It also depends on your wheels, their offset, what size tires you have on them, and so on.
i want to go as low as possible without rubbing anything. I know it looks as if my rims are bigger than stock but they are on the same size tire as the origninal and are 17's. i already cant pull up to a parking spot stoper so thats not a big deal but i still want to be able to pull into parking lots...
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The only reason stock struts with lowring springs is considered bad is:

if you have a car with lets say 50k on it with stock shocks and springs the shocks have "broken in" and worn to suit that ride height, the piston is used to only moving a certain amount and living at a certain point in the shock housing. if you change that you change the position the piston sits inside the shock and this can cause a leak in the seal because now its a worn in seal rubbing on new metal. sometimes shocks will fail and other times it will be completely fine. its a gable.

personally if i were to do that "because i have the tools" i would lower on stock shocks and drive it till they pop while saving for koni adjustables and when i have enough strip everything and put the konis in on the already seated springs.

but thats just me lol

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Very true I think that when I got my car, the first thing that I said even at the dealer was that it needed to be lowered. That night after I got her home I just said the hell with it and I bought the springs figured if struts went out then I would get new ones. Yet to go so I am happy with how it is set up right now. Maybe I was just a lucky one then? haha

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Low is not low enough......

That is all.
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Re: Lowering Springs

For those who lower their cars a fair amount, how do you deal with speed humps or any kind of incline for that matter, like a driveway that rises up a bit from the road?

I'm riding at stock height and I can almost slam my front bumper into the road (if I don't slow down to a crawl) going into the parking lot at my work because of the incline coming off the road.


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For those who lower their cars a fair amount, how do you deal with speed humps or any kind of incline for that matter, like a driveway that rises up a bit from the road?

I'm riding at stock height and I can almost slam my front bumper into the road (if I don't slow down to a crawl) going into the parking lot at my work because of the incline coming off the road.
I lowered mine 1.4 inches, and I've only scraped once, but you really have to take inclines slow and know your limits, going up inclines on a diagonal usually works too

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Re: Lowering Springs

they do just that.. slow down to a crawl and approach hills at angles. its the only way unless you put in air bags for adjustable ride height lol


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Re: Lowering Springs

Well I'm lowered prolly bout 2.5- 3 inches so when it comes to speedbumps and inclines I watch myself and know what I can and can't do. I have D2 coilovers and I used to have dropzone springs on stock struts and they road fine.

Now I still have my springs I could sell you for the cheap if you are interested. Pm me if you want


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Re: Lowering Springs

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Low is not low enough......

That is all.
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save, get coils, slam it

i have tein springs...its FAR from low enought and they are almost a 2 inch drop

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Re: Lowering Springs

The lower the car the less practical it becomes. I have a friend with a very low Tiburon and he is always scrapping going up driveways, etc. My recommendation will be just to keep lowering to a minimun 1.0 - 1.5 inch....unless you live in a perfect city

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Re: Lowering Springs

I am Lowered 1.6 all around. The area I live in is not the smoothess. However, just like a few people mentioned bring your speed down when approaching speed bumps and slopes. With that being said, I've had my springs on for almost a month and have not rubbed.


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Re: Lowering Springs

Well living where I do (Manitoba, Canada) our roads are always complete **** because of the cold winters. As soon as spring hits and it starts warming up we get potholes and frost boils everywhere.

So if I do end up lowering i'll probably be going with the minimum 1.1-1.5"


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I have desided to go with 2". Hope to get them soon. Mabe in a week.
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Might get the D2 Springs.


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Do it man. It will look sick


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Re: Lowering Springs

Need help . I don't know what to do? I bought 19 inch wheels with low pro file tires 215 35 19. For my 04 tibby. Problem is, I bought them not thinking about lowering it like an idiot. But I want to. How low can I lower it if I can without rubbing . The wheels are 8 inches wide with an offset of 35 mm. I don't mind rolling the fenders if need be. Any help is appreciated.
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You should be able to get a solid 1.5" drop with those wheels and tires, possibly even close to 2". Rolling the fenders may prove useful, but may not be needed unless you go lower than that.

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