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Old August 9th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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lowering springs or coilovers?

http://www.mosaicmotorsports.com/meg...02-p-2635.html

http://www.meganracingperformance.co...s-p-67025.html

What would be a better option to go with? Any recommendations to go forward with a drop or not? All help is greatly appreciated
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Old August 9th, 2010, 05:33 PM   #2
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Coilovers are better but those aren't even real full coilovers

$89? lol
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Old August 10th, 2010, 01:34 PM   #3
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thats why I was like that cant be right..i was expecting in the $500 range
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Low budget (<$800) = F2 Type 1's
Mid budget ($800-$1400) = F2 Type 2/2.5's, Tein SS, KW Variant, or HSD coilovers
No budget ($1400+) = JICs ($2k) or AMRs ($1600)

Now you can look around to find more info on those brands, and you can also narrow your selection down quite a bit.

If you decide to go for a spring/shock combo, Neuspeed, H&R, and Eibach make the best springs for the 6th gen. For shocks/struts, opt for Tokico Illuminas or Koni Yellows. If you don't need damper adjustment, Tokico HPs (Blues) are also good. If you also want ride height adjustability, the only 2 good options are Skunk2 and Ground Control. The springs on the Skunk2 coil sleeves have a stiff spring rate that is more suited for road racing and track use, while Ground Control comes with Eibach springs that are more suited for daily driving. One of the most praised shock/coil sleeve setups is the Koni Yellow/GC setup, but this will set you back about $1100 if you buy new.

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Old August 10th, 2010, 03:30 PM   #5
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that helps a ton haha thanks for the explanation
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Old August 10th, 2010, 04:52 PM   #6
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The majority of people will tell you to go with Coilovers instead of springs, because of the adjust-ability. And the ride comfort that you get with some coilovers. If you don't have a large budget, i'd look into getting those new Megan EZ street coilovers. They run about 600-650. I know a few people that have them installed and they are overall very happy about the product. As for going forward with lowering your car or not, it all depends on you. I live in Texas where the roads are horrible, but I love my car being low, so I'm just more cautious when I drive. You just have to pay more attention when you're low. Watch the cars in front of you, if you saw them bounce up, or dip down, switch lanes. And it's all about remembering which roads/lanes not to take. How low are you trying to go?
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coilovers you will not regret it. guaranteed!
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Old August 12th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #8
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http://shop.group5motorsport.com/i-150622.aspx

is that for real? 379 or whatever for GC?
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Old August 14th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #9
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how is that ground control coilover kit that I posted before?
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Yes that's the real price. There are only 2 good coil sleeve kits for the 6g as far as I know, the Skunk2 sleeves (~$250) and the GC sleeves (~375). Skunk2 has a stiffer spring rate that's more suited for road racing, and the GCs have a softer spring rate which would be better for a daily driver. GCs also use Eibach springs.
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Old August 15th, 2010, 12:49 PM   #11
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okay so thats a good buy then...awesome thanks..Im not looking to spend nearly $1000 for a complete coilover kit but more for the looks and a little function haha im not racing the damn thing...ill go with the GC then
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GC is a good route to go, though many will tell you to pair em up with KONI yellows.
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Old August 16th, 2010, 04:46 PM   #13
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I dont want to put them on my stock shocks though
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Old August 16th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #14
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Not a big problem, you can get the ones that pair with stock shocks and get tokico illuminas later on if you want damper adjustability.
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Unless you are road racing, I have always been a fan of Eibach lowering springs. As far as standard lowering springs are concerned, Eibach is the way to go. Coil overs look cool and are nice because you can dial in different heights but the only way to correctly adjust them is to have wheel scales in order to make sure each strut is loaded properly. I used to setup suspensions for race cars and have installed hundreds of combinations of coilovers and springs and unless you want to go with a quality coil over company like Tein, I wouldn't waste my money on coil overs. Not to mention that for 99% of people who are lowering cars are doing it for the look 1st and for some handling benifits 2nd. Get a good pair of Eibach springs and an upgraded strut like Koni or KYB and I know that you will be happy for a long time.

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Old August 21st, 2010, 01:14 AM   #16
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id say springs if you want a lowered look, coilovers if you want to ride slammed of course its depends on what you like. i chose coilovers cuz i can set them to any height i want, i think i woulda been disapointed with springs
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Old August 22nd, 2010, 07:10 PM   #17
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I have had both setups on other cars and to me the coil overs road better, but it all boils down to what you want to do with the car, adjustable or not, ride quality, etc.

Me personally, I would go coilovers.
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