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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-15-2011, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Lowering Springs Vs. Warranty

Will lowering my g5 void my warranty? Just springs...
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It will void anything they can blame on the springs..... but they have to prove it


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I might just install the springs and if I have any problems with anything related to the suspension I will install the stock ones before taking it to them... I would think that would be easy.. if their not hard to swap out..
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well.... i brought mine to a local shpo to get installed... pretty sure you need a spring compressor. But, it may still be easy to do, I'm not 100% sure


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Did it help the ride and handling of your car alot?
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ya i was wondering about this too?



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You don't need spring compressors. With the right tools, it's not very hard to change out springs. But you need an alignment after each time you change them I think. There is a DIY on how to change springs without a spring compressor.

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I can get a spring compressor from a parts house I have several friends and family that work at oreillys.. Ill probably go with springs and keep the stock tires and hubcaps because the car is driven everyday and I am to cheap to buy wheels and 18 in tires haha.. plus the roads here are terrible..I know you can put springs on the front of a jeep without a compressor ive seen that done.. im sure if you jack the car up enough they can be installed.. i know the back springs are really lose when the rear of the car is up..

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i did notice a difference in handling.. I guess the ride quality will depend on the springs you have. I have an LS, and with H&R sport springs installed, my springs lowered my car about 1.25 inches in front and 1.75 in rear (approximately). The ride quality is not far from original, but I obviosuly do notice if you hit bumps by an accident, its a much louder "clunk" and you will feel bumps a bit more... bit I just drive sensible and I can't complain. Handling is excellent.. even only for the small drop


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If you're looking for handling, the two best handling springs on the market for our cars are SSCs and Pedders. SSCs have slightly less handling potential than the Pedders, but offer more of a drop, which is why I went with them. The ride on both is also excellent (which is rare for good-handling springs, generally).

Also, I would suggest purchasing FE5 (08+, SS/TC stuff) struts and shocks to make the most of whatever springs you do choose. They're also better able to handle lowering springs.

When I did my suspension swap, I did FE5 struts and shots, SSC springs, SS/SC lower control arms, SS/SC front 24mm swaybar and moog swaybar end links, the improvement was, to say the least, nothing short of mind-blowing.

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