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Old 05-27-2010, 04:01 AM   #1
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Lowering Springs.

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I want to buy a set of H&R lowering springs for my car, as they the best out there?or are there other good brands too? Anything I need to know before making this mod? Know the H&R's drops the car by 30mm, it's my weekend car, so looking for something sportier looking aswell as something stiffer for my track days.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:04 AM   #2
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you will also need Tarett rear toe links~480$. the explaination is long. search the forum. just trust me you will need them to get the car back into alignment.

The drive is so much tighter and smooth. little bumpy. makes the car look great
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:14 AM   #3
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I like my H&Rs

I just did H&Rs and Bilstien HD Struts. You can use the stock strut, but they wil not work as well, will wear out quicker since they are not designed to work with the new springs. I was able to get my car in spec for alignment, its at the very edge of spec, but I have not seen a bad result in tire wear or performance. Go for it, you will love the look, just watch out for speedbumps and entrances to parking lots etc.

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Old 05-27-2010, 09:06 PM   #4
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I put Eibachs on mine - on the original struts. 1" drop, made a huge difference in apperance. No noticable uneven wear. Heres a pic...
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Old 05-27-2010, 09:53 PM   #5
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If you are interested, I might be selling a very nice setup. Great for both street and track. 22-way externally adjustable rebound/compression (or maybe it was 23 way) OHLINs dampers, with Eibach springs.

OHLINS are top tier in the suspension game...

Not cheap, but if you want more info, let me know...
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:57 PM   #6
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lowering springs

Thanks for all the help so far, have a good idea of whats going on now...Have any of you fitted extended adjustable toe links to the rear when doing a lowered spring mod? And anyone had problems with getting the car back into wheel alinement?
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:00 AM   #7
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I have the H&R's on mine and they are great....the Adj toe links are a piece of cake and really needed.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:32 PM   #8
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For those who have done it, how do feel about the H and R springs (1") on the stock struts for the street. This is for a 2000 S with 18" 3-piece sport classics/ PS2s; 15 / 23 spacers. How harsh is my ride going to be? Do these red sport springs fit well? Is there not enough toe rear adjustment to compensate for the 1". Would the H and R eccentic bolts cure this? Is there another spring ride height that would be more suitable?

Right now I just wanted a lower ride height but perhaps I should look ahead and tackle suspension upgrades as a group. Any recomendations? The sees some track use.
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Old 06-05-2010, 06:21 PM   #9
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I also have a 2000 Boxster S and was thinking of the Eibach Pro Plus kit which is the springs with sway bars and links... is that a decent kit for street and occasional auto-x?
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:30 AM   #10
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I have an 03 s and want to do the same just not sure what the best street setup would be ?
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:41 AM   #11
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986 RGT makes a good point when he says that the oem struts are not really designed to handle the increase in spring rate over the long run. Personally, if one's finances would allow for it, I would highly recommend going the route of adjustable coilovers. There are some great online deals for H&R and KW coilovers, as well as other high quality brands .
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:28 AM   #12
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GT3 rollbars

Okay sounds like its wise to consider a suspension package. I was mainly worried about getting the car back withing camber and toe in spec so as not to continually eat rear tires. I was hoping to avoid struts

For those have them how do you like your GT3 roll bars? Did you have a front one as well? How do they compare with Tarret?
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:26 AM   #13
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Why not go for the oem RoW M030? It's matched to the car and you can buy the kit for under 1200. I am about ready to pull the trigger on one, but need to find someone to install that's not going to kick my a$$...

I suppose if you wanted to go all out, I'd go Bilstein PSS9/10, but I think after reading alot of posts on this site, it's overkill.
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Old 06-07-2010, 08:33 AM   #14
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It all depends on your intended usage. If you just want to lower the car for appearance, and are happy with the stock handling ( and cost is an issue ), just springs and an alignment would be fine. Some are able to get an acceptable alignment with a 1" drop without adj. toe links.

Stiffer springs won't wear out the struts any quicker, but the dampening may not be ideally suited for the combination. The spring rate change would probably not be huge in any event, ie. you're not doubling the stiffness, more like a 10-25% increase.
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Old 06-07-2010, 09:04 AM   #15
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Don't cheap out, do it right the first time.

Stock struts are not designed to work with anything but stock springs, doing so will decrease the length of travel for the shocks and your suspension will be more likely to bottom out if you hit any bumps on the road. All that equals to increasing wear on the shocks that already has miles on them and you'll be more than likely to swap them out for new ones again in the near future.
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Old 06-07-2010, 12:50 PM   #16
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Obviously opinions vary..........
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:26 PM   #17
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I always get confused with ROW as I am a Canadian.....are stock ride hides in the US higher than up here? The M030 may be a package I have stock on an S up here already
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I always get confused with ROW as I am a Canadian.....are stock ride hides in the US higher than up here? The M030 may be a package I have stock on an S up here already
ROW = Rest of World (i.e. Everywhere except the U.S. and Canada)

I have the RoW M030 kit and for our crappy Ottawa roads compared to the U.S. this is the right kit.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:49 PM   #19
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VR...How much did it set you back and where did you get it?

What are the effects (height; ride; feel) of it?

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Eibach

Mine are stampedTechArt but as pointed out by Johnny Danger we believe they are made by Eibach. No complaints with the ride. No bottoming. Very happy!! Very little change in wear even without new toe-links
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