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Old 04-22-2006, 12:35 PM   #1
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Default 2.3/1.5 drop. Anybody running this?

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How are you doing?
Anybody here running a 2.3 front drop and 1.5 rear drop?
Can you please post pictures? It would really be helpfull...
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I bought H&R springs last year and using Koni adjustables upfront and KYB gas in the back. The H&R sport springs claim 1.8" drop front and 1.4" in the back, but after installing i think the front went down at least 2" and about 1.5" in the back. A little lower and stiffer than I wanted, but you can check out my photo gallery.
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Old 04-22-2006, 04:43 PM   #3
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Hello...

How are you doing?
Anybody here running a 2.3 front drop and 1.5 rear drop?
Can you please post pictures? It would really be helpfull...
I have H&R Race Springs with Bilstien sports. I think H&R claims an average 2.1-2.5 inch drop in the front and 1.3-1.7 inch drop in the rear.


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Old 04-22-2006, 07:48 PM   #4
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Thanks for the pics guys!
I guess my setup will have that drop.
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As far as I know, there are supposed to be 2kinds of H&R: sport and race springs. The Sport lowers less, at least that's whhat's according to their claims.
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Old 04-22-2006, 09:23 PM   #6
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I'm going with an H&R cupkit, wich comes with springs and H&R struts/shocks to run with the springs.
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Weezer you are correct...http://www.hrsprings.com/site/index.html

If I had the money, I would have gotten the coilovers...
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Old 04-23-2006, 01:44 AM   #8
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I don't think coilovers are really worth it.
Ok that you can change the height of the car, but are you really going to take the time to do that operation depending on the type of road you are going to drive?
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Old 04-23-2006, 03:51 AM   #9
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i'd love to have TC Kline's coilover kit for the ti. i'm likely to get their camber/caster plates to replace the ****e i have on their now. the adjustability would be nice for say ... summer/winter ... street/track. things that don't necessarily occur frequently be where it could be very handy.
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Coil-overs have quite a few benefits especially if you track the car. You can corner weight, adjust handling charictaristics by raisling/lower front or rear, some coil-overs allow you to adjust rebound and compression. It gives you a great degree of flexibility. That way you can adjust the car to understeer, oversteer, or be as neutral as possible. Once you dial the car in how you want it there really isn't a need to change it.

I waited quite awhile longer to purchase coil-overs, but I wouldn't have done it anyother way.
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