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Old 11-06-2008, 02:35 PM   #1
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I am wanting to lower my 04 sedan. I want to drop it a little but not much. I am thinking of the 1.4 on front and 1.6 on back from eibach. what do you guys suggest. I do not want to change the wheels right now. (i have the 16 factory) and do not want to scratch my front bumper on low curbs. do anyboyd have pics of a sedan with this kit. i would love to see it. Thanks

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Old 11-06-2008, 02:59 PM   #2
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:23 PM   #3
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looks badass, but would be counter-productive up here.

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Old 11-06-2008, 04:00 PM   #4
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looks badass, but would be counter-productive up here.
drove it through 2 minnesota winters.

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Old 11-06-2008, 04:25 PM   #5
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Looks great!!!! But does anybody have any pics of this kit on a sedan. This is what I am looking for.

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Old 11-06-2008, 04:45 PM   #6
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I doubt it would make it through an iron mountain, MI winter, much less a marquette (where I'm at now) winter mine started floating at around a foot of snow last year.

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Old 11-06-2008, 08:28 PM   #7
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Looks great!!!! But does anybody have any pics of this kit on a sedan. This is what I am looking for.
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:28 AM   #8
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:52 AM   #9
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ride height has little to do with winter survival. If you're driving it, make sure it has good rubber. otherwise garage it till spring.

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Old 11-09-2008, 11:56 AM   #10
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If ride height has nothing to do with it, then why can a subaru go through 1.5 foot snow drifts, and ours get stuck a little over a foot.

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Old 11-09-2008, 02:02 PM   #11
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ride height has little to do with winter survival. If you're driving it, make sure it has good rubber. otherwise garage it till spring.

Well your right if only a couple of inches of snow fall and you have a inch & half drop. With a four inch snowfall I'd say your going to start having problems without a higher ride height.

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Old 11-13-2008, 05:26 AM   #12
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srry, it aint Eibachs. these are Skunk2Racing springs. as you can see in the pics, stock height 04 gold ION in the back and my lowered 05 silver ION in the front.
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Old 11-13-2008, 06:10 AM   #13
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i got eibach's and the front bumper clears every curb that ive been up to but bairly

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Old 11-13-2008, 11:29 PM   #14
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I got progress on the way, but i'm going to wait till after winter to install

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Old 11-18-2008, 06:36 AM   #15
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If ride height has nothing to do with it, then why can a subaru go through 1.5 foot snow drifts, and ours get stuck a little over a foot.
Isn't a foot and a half a little over a foot? Besides, if you measure under a scoobie, there isn't a foot and a half of ground clearance. So that's where my comment came from. If you are getting that much snow that you can't drive a car, don't drive it. It's that simple. If you're gonna go through the cost of lowering a car knowing full well there's a chance the car can't be driven during certain seasons due to the lowering of said car, either don't lower it or have a backup vehicle for inclement months.

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:49 AM   #16
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my point is the subaru has at least a 2" advantage on our cars for ground clearance and can go through some crazy stuff like it's nothing, mostly because of the clearance. I can't see that car they had in that pic going through more than 5-6" of snow, partially because of the lowering, partially because of the body kit (another craze I don't understand on street vehicles) if other people have a summer vehicle and winter vehicle more power to them, I'll take my one car that does both fairly well. Plus with a rear anti sway bar and the RL ratio tires, these cars perform well anyways without lowering them. some people don't realize you can have your cake and eat it, too with these cars if you do it right.

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my point is the subaru has at least a 2" advantage on our cars for ground clearance and can go through some crazy stuff like it's nothing, mostly because of the clearance.
I'd say the all wheel drive has more to do with its capabilities than the +2" of ground clearance.

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Old 12-04-2008, 09:39 PM   #18
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actually, traction hasn't been my problem, rather the front and under body clearance. though the AWD does certainly help going around corners.

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What is the ride quality like after lowering the car. What spring gives the best ride quality.

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Srock 16 inch wheels and tires with Progress springs


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EIBACH ride quality may be the best but the rears seem to sag a bit after a few months leaving the rear to look lower then the front

PROGRESS ride quality is very good and do not sag at all.

The gain in handling far out weights the ride quality loss for me.

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