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Re: Lowering with springs

You don't need the spacers, especially not on a 1 drop. I lowered mine with Motorsport springs (800-633-6331) and also changed the struts and bushings. You will need an alignment, but (correct me if i'm wrong anyone) the only thing that can be aligned is the steering wheel center spot.
 

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Re: Lowering with springs

You will probably see an increase in the tendency for the car to follow ruts in the road, wander a lot and generally not handle as well. The racing and performance guys here should be able to give you a statistical analysis of what happens to the geometry!

Steve

> Oh okay. Is this a required mod after
> lowering? Or is it some
> kind of nicety? What happens if you lower
> without changing
> anything else?

> Does Motorsport have a url? I tried a link a
> few days ago
> that was supposed to go to it, but I didn't
> get anywhere.

> Thanks Steve!
> -rr
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Mine didn't

> You will probably see an increase in the
> tendency for the car to follow ruts in the
> road, wander a lot and generally not handle
> as well.

Mine handled MUCH better after the motorsport springs, urethane bushings, koni shocks, plastic steering coupler and NO bump steer spacers.

Of course, my when I compressed my old struts after removing them, they didn't rebound. It drove like a caddy before I changed all of the above, and now like a proper sports car!

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Re: Lowering with springs

> You will probably see an increase in the
> tendency for the car to follow ruts in the
> road, wander a lot and generally not handle
> as well. The racing and performance guys
> here should be able to give you a
> statistical analysis of what happens to the
> geometry!

Do you mean to say that it won't handle as well unless you
re-tune the geometry? Or just won't handle as well *period*?
If the geometry needs to be tuned, do you know how minor
or major the tuning job is? I can't do that kind of thing myself,
so I'd have to take it in and have it done. Any idea how much
a wheel place would charge for something like that?

Thanks a lot for everything,
-rrrrr
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