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Old 12-12-2013, 02:09 PM   #6
Saturnkid36
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2001 SC2
Default Re: Lowering Ideas? Cut springs?

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Originally Posted by Jim97sl2 View Post
How much drop are you looking to do?

If you want to lower on a budget try searching out a set of Sprint Extreme lowering springs. They were one of the least expensive lowering springs that were available and had more drop than most of the aftermarket lowering springs at about 2.5". Here is a new set for $199 as an example

With a little luck, you may find a used set a lot cheaper.

There is a set of H&R springs on eBay right now for $186. They lower about 1.4"

I have never cut springs, I chose a set of Eibach's when I did mine. I would check all your suspension bushings for wear before hand. Front hubs will take more stress and axles may shimmy a bit if you go extreme. Don't trim the bump stops too short or they won't be very effective. Also your struts will wear faster as the spring rate changes from the reduced length. Unbalanced spring rates in all four corners can affect drive ability and handling in odd ways.
Don't get me wrong or anything, thats a great deal, but still not in the budget, i'm trying to fill in the ugly wheel gap that my sc2 has between the tire and wheel well. I'd like to fix that and it be around 2in from the ground, so pretty low, for the slammed look I suppose

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