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Old 01-29-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Some new shots of the alpine!

Just got to 48k miles 2 days ago!

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Old 01-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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Nice looking car. Usually, I am not a fan of that spoiler but it looks nice on your car. Maybe a new rear bumper is next?
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needs to be slammed! other than that, looks nice bud!
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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H&R Race springs are probably your best bet. They don't go low enough for me, but it's a good drop

Nice grey green hardtop vert! Yours looks nice as well, jealous of the low miles.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #5
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H&R Race springs are probably your best bet. They don't go low enough for me, but it's a good drop

Nice grey green hardtop vert! Yours looks nice as well, jealous of the low miles.
+1, just make sure you dont blow your OEMs shocks and Strut in a month.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:48 PM   #6
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Tj - Thanks! What rear bumper do you suggest I get?

Mostarac- Not gonna go slammed, but I do wanna lower it haha, thanks!

Alec- Thanks! I have heard that the H&R ride really rough though. The green vert is my dads car, I can post more pics of that one i you wanna see!

Djnekkon - So I cant get just the springs? Is that bad for the suspension?
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Old 01-30-2012, 12:49 AM   #7
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I had just H&R Race springs on my OEM non-sport shocks for about 10k miles, no issues. The only thing that could happen with your sport suspension is blowing your front strut mounts (180 new from dealership or $250ish for adjustable camber plates) or rear shock mounts (120 from rogue engineering) - I would do those instead of investing in shocks right away.

But that's only if you're truly budget-minded with this. It really is better off to just buy a secondhand set of coilovers and plan to spend around $1000 for them. That's what I did and I've been ripping on this thing for 50k miles as-is. Still rides awesome, gets compliments on the ride from every single passenger, including my dad.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:33 PM   #8
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Do you think coilovers are probably better than getting the H&r sport cup kit? I really do not want a huge drop, from what I hear coilovers really slam the car, sorry im not too familiar with how suspensions work.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:37 AM   #9
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Looking good bro! I see youre covering the drop. Just make sure if you go with springs to get shocks/struts as well. I would recommend some upgraded led tails - preferibly oem.

Looking nice n clean so far
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you actually made me smile when i saw your car. thank you for that.
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Get coilovers over anything. Just look at it this way it gives you the option to change your ride height at anytime if you do not like it. and IF you really wanted to you could ride stock ride height with coilovers
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Do you think coilovers are probably better than getting the H&r sport cup kit? I really do not want a huge drop, from what I hear coilovers really slam the car, sorry im not too familiar with how suspensions work.
IMO coilovers (and airbags) are the only proper way to lower a car. Many coilovers are height and dampening adjustable, meaning you can adjust where the springs sit (ride height) and adjust the valving of all 4 shocks (ride stiffness.) You can get an H&R sport cup kit, but the shocks aren't adjustable and neither is the height. Coilovers are just a great thing to have because you can dial it in exactly where you want/need it, and even adjust the ride on the fly. I change my coilovers to full stiff every time I drive to my parents' house, because the road conditions are so much worse. You just pop the hood and take your little adjustment tool and turn the knob at the top of the shock. It's pretty damn cool.

I got my KW V2s for 1100 shipped used about 5 years ago. That's what I recommend to everyone all day long. If you never want to slam the car for any reason, you can get different coils like Bilstein PSS or something. If I were you I'd just shop around in the suspension classifieds here.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:57 AM   #14
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DroptopKing- Thank you very much, same to you man!

Conrad- Really? Thats what im going for, to make people happy!

AaronAlexander- Yeah thats true, definitely a good point.

Alec- Ah ok, I get it now, thank you for all the help! That does seem pretty cool, I'll have to look into that. Better start saving up haha.
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Thanks! Credit goes to david bush for the shots, he is great!
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