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soooooooo confused about lowering springs

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby babyeater690 » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:07 pm

cobra racing springs are savage lad just rember you need hard one like 6k or 8k as if there soft the bounce is really anoying
panel filter kn id go for but really there all the same just different names so go for the cheapest one
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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby johnjohnson » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:57 pm

savage as in too hard???

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby poTTa » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:09 pm

get neither.....save up and buy coilovers!.....
lowering springs damage the dampers eventually...
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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby johnjohnson » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:11 pm

ive had coilovers on other cars, sometime i find them too hard

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby poTTa » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:15 pm

johnjohnson wrote:ive had coilovers on other cars, sometime i find them too hard

get Tein's with remote damper adjustment...
adjust the hardness from inside the car with a knob... :D
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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby poTTa » Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:26 pm

when i said they damage the dampers i meant that most people put lowering springs on used dampers.
by that time the fluid within the damper would have deteriorated to some extent.
now you come along and put more stress on them with lowering springs...
you would have adjusted the spring rates (increase) and make the damper have to react quicker...which in effect just shortens the life span
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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby ESXTEZZ » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:04 am

Get tanabe springs, they come in 3 drops, when you have the money buy a set of tokico adjustable shocks aswell. Can't go wrong

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby mike_01 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:19 am

Get a good make of lowering springs, never go for g-max as had bad experience with them, depending on budget the apex ones would personally verify as being a good comfy ride that you wouldn't feel every bump but stiffness with it too, wouldn't really damage dampers lowing 35mm but if yours arn't in best condition they will soon need replacing, would check your dampers out first before buying anything, if coilovers are a no, wouldn't blame you go for koni springs and adjustable dampers or if you can find them trd set up I like I got, beauty is that they can be adjusted for soft or hard ride unlike coilover's that come with certain problem's and lack of softness even though they have 16-32 levels of damping :lol:

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby moomoo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:00 am

The Apex say 35mm for rs200

The rest are for is200s and since the rs200 is 15mm lower than an is200 due to the springs they both use, you have to subtract 15mm from the other springs stated drop, ie 35mm is200 springs are only 20mm drop if you have an rs200

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby zap branigan » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:17 pm

Do not get the G-max ones dude these are the worst spring ever,they don't even fit right !!! I put them on mine for 2 days and took them off and sent them back. I`m looking in to getting some BC racing coilovers ,they should suit you as they let you chose what spring you want so it suits you and your driving style better.

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby mike_01 » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:16 pm

moomoo wrote:The Apex say 35mm for rs200

The rest are for is200s and since the rs200 is 15mm lower than an is200 due to the springs they both use, you have to subtract 15mm from the other springs stated drop, ie 35mm is200 springs are only 20mm drop if you have an rs200


Had this before on last car but about the drop on certain car but think they are from standard height regardless would be best to speak to maufacture if you go for them :wink:

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby johnjohnson » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:16 pm

well its a choice between a £100 set of apex, or £150 set of teins,

also thoughts on these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280825145423? ... 598wt_1270

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby zap branigan » Fri Feb 17, 2012 5:29 pm

Can`t really go wrong with teins, i know they cost more but you get what you pay for at the end of the day.

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Re: soooooooo confused about lowering springs

Postby playtime » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:51 pm

As someone has already said, I reckon uprated springs just kill tired standard shocks even quicker. My tez has a random brand of lowering springs in her, that feel hard but once driving, the back end is like zebbie out of the magic roundabout, if anyone on here is as old as me :oops: Coilovers is my next upgrade if I can find a set 2nd hand.


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