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Coilovers or Springs?

Ok, as I said before, I consider myself still a newbie to the tuner scene.... So anyways next weekend I plan on purchasing either coilovers or springs to lower my car. Really idk nothing about lowering it. Where I'm trying to get at is I've heard lowering your car will make it ride rough but I guess that depends on what you get, right? So what should I get? Coilovers or lowering springs? What is a good brand? What all do I need to go with these? Coilovers are adjustable right? If I go with just springs how much should I drop it? I have 17"s and plan on getting a lip kit, so I want enough clearance so I don't bottom out... Oh and do I need to get struts? I plan on installing these myself... never done it before... or should I leave it to the pros? Thanks for any help

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Re: Coilovers or Springs?

well depending where u live ....see i live in iowa the midwest...with cool summers and harsh winters..i personally would go with the coilovers given my environment...but i see your from tennessee...so either or should be alright.
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Re: Coilovers or Springs?

It depends on what you want, and how much you wanna spend mate. If you plan on tracking the car regularly, then a good set of Tein or JIC coilovers will to the job nicely. If you don't plan on tracking your car, only think it'll get used as a daily grind through town then lowring springs will do. I'd always reccommend that you get shocks as well when lowering, as your standard shocks would be just about at the end of their service life, and lowering the car on them wouldn't do them any favours.

The other setup that I like reccommending is the Koni Yellow/KYB AGX (Or any other adjustable shock) with a good set of springs like an Eibach. Over half of the serious AutoX Preludes run this setup, so it can't be bad.
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Re: Coilovers or Springs?

Hm, well where I live is pretty bumpy and alot of hills.... It's going to still be a DD. I found a guy on craigslist with this F/S...

Used sportline springs with all of the strut mounts and the rear springs are complete with the KYB GR2 struts. He said he tossed the front struts because they were worn out. for $150 should I find out aprox how many miles have been on them?
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Re: Coilovers or Springs?

there won't be enough rubber on your 17" rims to deal with the bumps. it'll be a rougher ride... a good set up will help, but don't expect the pillow-like stock ride. on the flip side, i've gone through a number of suspension set ups over the past 10 years. even my "worst" set up wasn't too rough imo. suspension isn't something you want to skimp on. i'd just save and get a new set.
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