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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 03:59 AM
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I have read a lot about the ride with these springs and how they look, but I have not seen much about the actual handling of with these springs. I plan on running Tokico HP shocks with them. Do they bottom out in the corners, brake dive, body roll, "bounce"?? I know there might be a better handling spring, but I really like ride height of these springs. I just want to know what to expect.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 01:14 PM
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I had them on my 96 9c1 when i bought it and took the rear off right away. The front was also a bit to low bottomed out all the time but then again the guy i bought the car from put crappy monroe's on it that died in six months. Now selling my sprints to get hotchkis. Met a guy on the board that had the full hotchkis and a six speed and it reminded me of the feel of a 2002 SS.
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 02:17 PM
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I had them installed around 10k miles ago. The ride was to bouncy for me and I didn't like the way the back of the car set. I have since taken the rears off and replaced with MOOG springs. Get ready to bottom out a lot. Mines not so much in the front, but the back all the time.
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-27-2004, 03:01 PM
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To answer your question in the other post, I'm running the Bilsteins for lowered springs, I don't have the number handy right now.
Overall the ONLY thing love about the springs is the height. But I only appreciate this when the car is sitting.
When I drive the car, it is too bouncy. I do not believe I can fix this with messing with the bumpstops and keeping the springs.
I've decided to swap them out for the Eibachs. There isn't much difference in price anymore and the feedback I've gotten on them is that they ride nice. Not as low, but I enjoy driving the car as much as I do looking at it, so the springs got to go. Not to mention my front tires are useless now, not too happy about that as they weren't cheap.
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