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Old 06-04-2012, 02:34 PM
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Questions about lowering the S

I m thinking about lowering my 05 S, not too aggressive only about 1 inch. What kind of springs do you guys suggest? Also do I have to buy camber kit or any other parts to keep it running good/not eating tires?
How much $$ for labor estimated?
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:50 PM
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Guessing you just want to lower for looks? If there is a guy on here who runs Teins I think...he likes them not too low and a good ride. Switchblade is is name, you can PM him for details. But be prepared for the dragging, scratching and banging... you will learn to hate speed bumps and ramps into parking lots. Here is a pic of my old exhaust...I was low.

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Old 06-04-2012, 03:35 PM
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1inch isnt that bad. Just need an alignment after ur lowered

That pic above my "join date" is with skunk 2 springs. An that was about 1 1/2. I didn't like those cuz the rear sat lower then the fronts. Not by much but I could tell.

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Old 06-04-2012, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by redbadge View Post
I m thinking about lowering my 05 S, not too aggressive only about 1 inch. What kind of springs do you guys suggest? Also do I have to buy camber kit or any other parts to keep it running good/not eating tires?
How much $$ for labor estimated?
Thanks guys.
I had Tein springs on my '04. Lowered not quite an inch. I had an alignment done after the springs were installed and never had a bit of a problem.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by starrman View Post
Guessing you just want to lower for looks? If there is a guy on here who runs Teins I think...he likes them not too low and a good ride. Switchblade is is name, you can PM him for details. But be prepared for the dragging, scratching and banging... you will learn to hate speed bumps and ramps into parking lots. Here is a pic of my old exhaust...I was low.

Oh the exhaust sucks. Yes I just want it look cool. 1 in shouldnt be a big problem here in my town.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by s2k01 View Post
1inch isnt that bad. Just need an alignment after ur lowered

That pic above my "join date" is with skunk 2 springs. An that was about 1 1/2. I didn't like those cuz the rear sat lower then the fronts. Not by much but I could tell.
looks sharp, along with the hardtop.
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Old 06-04-2012, 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by kgf3076 View Post
I had Tein springs on my '04. Lowered not quite an inch. I had an alignment done after the springs were installed and never had a bit of a problem.
Dont need camber kit? And how much for labor without alignment? 1.5 hr?

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Old 06-04-2012, 09:19 PM
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Dont need a camber kit... just make sure you get an alignment....I prefer the UK specs, but each to his own.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:49 PM
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Dont need a camber kit... just make sure you get an alignment....I prefer the UK specs, but each to his own.
Wats the difference bt UK and US settings, or Japan?
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Don't know about Japan, but the UK specs are a little more aggressive.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by kgf3076 View Post
I had Tein springs on my '04. Lowered not quite an inch. I had an alignment done after the springs were installed and never had a bit of a problem.
+1

I have Tein H Tech springs, they lower the car .6 inches. You can also Get Tein S Tech springs for a full 1 inch drop.

Complement your new springs with a UK alignment and your good to go.

Spring install 150-200
Springs 220
Alignment 80-100

Total 450-520

You could compliment your new springs with some shocks too if your interested. The konis make the ride better with springs and have the option of lowering your car another .5 inch as well.
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Thanks for the input guys.
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+1 on the Uk specs
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