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Old 04-03-2006, 06:10 PM   #1
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Question lowering springs

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i have a 2005 ion 3 sedan and i want to lower it. i was wondering what spring kits do you guys recommend?
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Old 04-03-2006, 06:13 PM   #2
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I got a spring tech kit that was supposed to lower it 2.5 inches but it looks more like 3.5. It looks awsome now that Ive got my 17s on it.

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Old 04-03-2006, 06:59 PM   #3
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I got a spring tech kit that was supposed to lower it 2.5 inches but it looks more like 3.5. It looks awsome now that Ive got my 17s on it.
How much did that run? I changed my rims and tires, but it still needs to be lower in the front. I don't want to spend too much on it though. :P

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Old 04-03-2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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cool, so where did u get the kit from. these are the wheels i was looking to get:
http://www.tirerack.com/servlet/Call...ear=no&email=Y

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Old 04-04-2006, 04:18 AM   #5
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I got a spring tech kit that was supposed to lower it 2.5 inches but it looks more like 3.5. It looks awsome now that Ive got my 17s on it.
How's that affect the car performance wise? I hear everyone on here preaching Eibach's. Any troubles with clearance and drivability?

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Old 04-04-2006, 10:40 AM   #6
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EIBACHS!!!!11111

I can turn corners at higher speeds, its a nice drop. I have a lot more control over my car.

I have no trouble with clearance or driveablility. I can still go over the curb and what not.(really close though). Speed bumps arent a problem either. Your ride will be rougher though, the springs are stiffer.

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Old 04-04-2006, 01:21 PM   #7
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i am partial to the eibachs as well. when i get a litlte more fundig saved up, i am going to go woth them. they offer a 1.4 in front and 1.6 in the rear. i like that because our ions have a little more fender gap in the back then in the front. the little extra drop in the rear will give it a more even look to it, i think anyway. plus, i have seen some pics of people who have the eibachs and it look really good.

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Old 04-04-2006, 01:37 PM   #8
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eibachs look really nice, but for price wise check ebay, there are some cheap ones there

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Old 04-04-2006, 06:27 PM   #9
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I wish I had a way to take pictures. It takes most speed bumps with ease but some are just too high. The tires clear the fender walls I was kinda scared that they wouldnt today cause I went with tire size 215-45-17 I was gonna do 205's but I chanced it and Im glad. Before I lowered it I had to go through this steel grid on a bridge everyday and it wobbled really bad boefore I lowered it and then after it was a little less and now that I got the wider tires it handles like a dream. My husband found the springs on ebay for 250. and the rims on a different tuner board for 250 as well. the most expensive upgrade I have right now is my tires I went with falcon azienas.

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Old 04-04-2006, 08:41 PM   #10
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i have skunk2's. they say 2.5 inches but it seems like its settling more over time. the ride quality is semi-stiff- and turning corners is great. only i cant go over speedbumps or my driveway without clipping my exhaust or bumper.

those ran me 160 shipped

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Old 04-04-2006, 08:53 PM   #11
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I was looking at the aggressive drop of the skunk2s; one because I wanted a dramatic drop and two because the price is outstanding. Twizted Ion, have you ridden in an ion with Eibachs to compare? I was leaning in between either skunk2 or eibach and everyones praise of the eibachs made me want to get them and not have to fear a harsh ride of low, super-stiff springs. Are the skunks really as rough as everyone supposes a 2-2.5" drop should be?

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Old 04-05-2006, 01:43 AM   #12
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for me personaly, i do not want to worry about scrapping bottom at every bump and every rough patch of road. the eibachs will give me that piece of mind and a great look w/ handaling that i am looking for. for me its easy, eibachs!

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Old 04-05-2006, 04:58 AM   #13
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I've got Sprint springs, 2.5 or 3.5 drop like mishellyg said? no way in hell...but they are one of the biggest drops right behind Skunk2's

I'd go with Progress if I had to do it over again, I'd like a little more stiffer spring.

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Old 04-06-2006, 12:47 AM   #14
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I've got Sprint springs, 2.5 or 3.5 drop like mishellyg said? no way in hell...but they are one of the biggest drops right behind Skunk2's

I'd go with Progress if I had to do it over again, I'd like a little more stiffer spring.
sprint and spring tech are different companies

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Old 04-06-2006, 07:51 AM   #15
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I was looking at the aggressive drop of the skunk2s; one because I wanted a dramatic drop and two because the price is outstanding. Twizted Ion, have you ridden in an ion with Eibachs to compare? I was leaning in between either skunk2 or eibach and everyones praise of the eibachs made me want to get them and not have to fear a harsh ride of low, super-stiff springs. Are the skunks really as rough as everyone supposes a 2-2.5" drop should be?
personalli i dont think the ride is bad at all. i even have low profile tires and yet i still dont feel every bump and what not. turning is great, even though they took about a month to settle in.

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Old 04-06-2006, 11:43 AM   #16
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I got a spring tech kit that was supposed to lower it 2.5 inches but it looks more like 3.5. It looks awsome now that Ive got my 17s on it.
Agreed^^^

I just installed some springs from "Spring Tech" and they where very Cheep ($99) and when i took the car down from the lift i was like DAMN!

then we placed on 18" wheels with 215/35/18 and it looks sick sick!

We do need to run a taller tire as it does ride a bit rough but i think with a 225/45 or 50/18 will be just right!

But Eibachs are nice just a bit pricey but that is because of the name but yes they are great company but i remember when they sold there spings for a reasonable price...etc

the other springs i dont know much about...

spring tech cheep and look good very agressive drops

Eibach little more money but good quility spring...

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Old 04-06-2006, 01:19 PM   #17
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thanx for all the imput everybody. so ill prolly go with either the eibachs or the sprints, if i keep my stock 16 rims for now i wonder if it will look funny but i will soon upgrade to some 17"'s so it will be chill, but do u recommend waiting to lower until i get the rims?

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Old 04-06-2006, 08:23 PM   #18
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sprint and spring tech are different companies
no they aren't, my Sprint springs say Springtech on the box...

anyway, I'd pick a different spring if I had to do it over again. Sprints have the softest spring rate and they're more for looks than performance.

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Old 04-06-2006, 08:51 PM   #19
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I was looking at getting the lowering springs as well but that idea has been scrapped... I checked with my dealer and he confirmed that this would indeed void my warantee... not worth it... I guess I'll just have to wait a few years. I was looking forward to dropping that ass end.

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Old 04-07-2006, 03:55 AM   #20
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it will not void your entire warranty

just know that if you have suspension problems they will most likely blame it on the springs

your warranty can only be void if it is the direct cause of the problem, if you have engine problems they cannot refuse to fix your car because you have lowering springs.

search the Moss Magnuson Act...states everything you need to know

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