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Old 07-17-2007, 05:57 PM
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I really want to lower my car and I would like to know the best way to do that. Springs...maybe. I don't want my car to bounce. Just want it to look good. Please repost. Thanks
Old 07-17-2007, 09:37 PM
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well, you have pretty much 2 options here.

1) springs
probably the cheapest way to go. a set of Eibach springs is about $200-$300, depending on how much u want to drop the car
however, you will probably need new shocks/struts eventually, because lowering you car puts more stress on your shocks.
there are different amouts you can drop your car, and differnt companies too. most will offer a slight drop, like, about an inch(ie. eibach prokit), and then a larger drop (eibach sportline), so, about 2"

2) coilovers.
these will cost you around $1200+ but you can adjust your ride height to watever you want. plus, the springs are built into the shock, so there is no need to replace you shocks/struts.
btw, new shocks/struts can get pricey.....

i hope that helps....
oh, and myself, im used Eibach sportlines, on my mazda 3, so it drops my car 1.8" all around
Old 07-17-2007, 10:37 PM
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I love the Prokits on my 3, and my stock struts are doing just fine after 38,000+ miles with the Prokits installed
Old 07-18-2007, 12:19 AM
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yupp, ive got about ~3000 kms on my sportlines, no problems yet.

but mazdachic6, id suggest getting a prokit, as it will be about a 1inch drop, which will improve you handling, but it will still be fine on a bumpy road.
Old 07-18-2007, 06:12 AM
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The Prokit is a 1.2-1.5" drop, depending who's ad hype you listen to, and from all I've read they are the closest in ride to stock that you can get in an AM spring.
If you don't want that much drop the Tein H-Techs are for you.1.1"F/0.9"R
But I agree with dentinger. From what you say you're looking for, the Prokitwould be your best and cheapest alternative. A very popular spring choice. Shop around for the best price, or even a used set and you'll do well.

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