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post #1 of 12 Old 3rd April 2007, 08:29 PM Thread Starter
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Recommendations for lowering springs?

i would like to lower my car. down to three choices that i would like some advice from the board on. which one would you get:

dinan
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I just did the H&R loweing springs... Handling is great, and the drop is perfect. Looks allot better.
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RD Sport, sits 1/4" lower than H&R, rides little smoother as well. No experience with the others (dinan,hartge)
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I had H&R springs installed thanks to Kelleners-Sport. The wheels fill out the well nicely and the handling is improved. I get better feedback from the road and the ride is not noticeably harsher by any means.

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I would go with H&R springs AND spacers. The spacers really fill out the wheelwells, and with only $100 of trimming on the rear wheelwells, no rubbing whatsoever. I think the combo of the much lower and wider look really brings out the aggressive look in the car - big improvement.

I would take issue with the previous statement that the R&D springs lower the car more and ride better. I don't think either of these statements have been shown to be true.

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Depends on what you want. Of your three choices, the Dinan system will lower the car the least and compromise the ride quality the least, but still provides a very significant performance benefit (because the Stage 2 system includes more than just springs).

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Depends on what you want. Of your three choices, the Dinan system will lower the car the least and compromise the ride quality the least, but still provides a very significant performance benefit (because the Stage 2 system includes more than just springs).
Was your Dinan Stage II suspension installed by a dealer or was it DIY?


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Was your Dinan Stage II suspension installed by a dealer or was it DIY?
You clearly never saw me hold a wrench. My dealer did the install. Dinan budgets 10.5 hours.

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You clearly never saw me hold a wrench. My dealer did the install. Dinan budgets 10.5 hours.
Thanks for the swift reply- I just ordered the Stage II from my dealer and will install in my shop at home. Did your dealer do an alignment post install?


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