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Old 11-15-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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Well I just got my wheels today, plan on putting them on early spring. I know i will need a drop and fortunately enough my friend is offering to sell me his since he is parting out.

what he offering:

H&R race springs
Koni Adjustable shocks

so I have a few questions.

What are your guys opinions on this setup?
How will it effect my ride (how much of a drop, comfort of ride, performace, etc)?
How much should these things go for?

And any other feedback is greatly appreciated. thanks guys.


btw. i will be sporting 19x8.5 CSL reps et40 all around. and i plan on getting 235/35 19 Toyo T1Rs.... will this work? should i get my fenders rolled just incase.

Thank you guys.
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old 11-16-2006, 12:13 AM   #3
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You don't really need the shocks unless you really want them. Just the springs would work fine. Race springs are a very low drop. It's something like 1" or more front and rear. Your ride will be more stiff, handling improves, as does stability. Performance will increase nominally...nothing too drastic. Maybe .1-.2 seconds faster?

The springs should be about $200 since they're used. Your tire and wheel sizes look perfect.

Don't worry about rolling fenders till everything is said and done and you actually EXPERIENCE rubbing, and I mean constantly, not just because you went over some large dip or bump...that's normal. I doubt you will though since Toyos are very good tires for dropped cars because of their rounded sidewall, and you are getting 245s not 265s. But again, don't roll unless you rub badly.
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:40 PM   #4
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I was just looking at the shocks cause they are adjustable....

thanks for that though. that really helps
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Old 11-17-2006, 02:08 AM   #5
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Old 11-17-2006, 10:00 AM   #6
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nm... thanks for your help you guys
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