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Old 10-19-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
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Default Taking a chance on lowering springs

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Well, I saw this the other night on Ebay and after communicating with the seller, I decided to take the plunge. The drop is apparently 1.5" and the springs are made of 9254 Japanese steel (same as most other spring products). They shipped it today and I'll let you guys know what I think of them when they come in. I've owned a few sets of lowering springs over the years on other vehicles so I have some idea what I'm looking for.

So for the cost of shipping (artificially high because it is being shipped to Canada and is a heavy item), we'll see how it turns out. I'm honestly not expecting much but we'll see shortly.
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I saw those last time, thought about bidding on them but decided against it as long term a drop isn't the way I need to go. I need a little bit of ride height.

Hopefully these work out well for ya though. Would be nice for there to be some in production springs for these.
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Old 10-21-2010, 07:23 AM   #3
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I actually bought the first set the put up. 10$ i said what the hell. I havent gotten around to installing them yet tho.
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I actually bought the first set the put up. 10$ i said what the hell. I havent gotten around to installing them yet tho.
What did you think of them? How does the quality compare with the OEM ones? Same gauge of steel?

I should have mine in a few days but still curious!
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Old 10-27-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
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Default Re: Taking a chance on lowering springs

Well, I received these lowering springs last evening. I haven't had a chance to take any pictures or measurements yet, but from my initial look through, they look pretty good. They are very nicely powdercoated in black and the overall diameter of the springs looks to be good.

No clue on actual spring rate or if there is a cheap/easy way to test that. I'm hoping to post more by this weekend at the latest with pictures and more information.
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You can load a known weight on them and measure the deflection. If you load 25 lbs on one and it deflects .25", then they are 100 lb/in springs.
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You can load a known weight on them and measure the deflection. If you load 25 lbs on one and it deflects .25", then they are 100 lb/in springs.
Nice! Thanks for the information Tom. I'll definitely do this with my measurements.

Anyone have the stock spring rates and dimensions?
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