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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2009, 09:15 PM Thread Starter
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Ive run into these Dropzone lowering springs for 99$, which is 100$ cheaper than the 200$ Eibach Sportline Lowering Springs. Why is this exactly, both products are just springs with the same purpose? Is this similar to how women's purses(which i will never understand) with the same fabric and design but different label names can be hundreds of dollars in difference...? lol
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Yeah... that & the way they're compressed & how far they lower... but IMO its all in the brand... maybe they use different metal so the rides could be different too, or how much they'll settle, or how stiff they are... but of course, i could be totally wrong too.


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Only 2 main factors...quality and name.

Different springs have different drops and spring rates, but the thing that sets them apart the most is how they are made. Eibach offers a million mile warranty and supposedly Drop Zone offers a warranty for as long as you have them installed in the original car they were purchased for (BS)...they have no contact info out there on the web...when you order their springs, they send nothing that tells you how to contact them if you have problems...their website doesn't even go anywhere....it comes up suspended. It is dropzonesuspension.com which is cbwheels.com.

Do some searches for Drop Zone springs and you will see the biggest complaint is that they squeak like crazy...people get annoyed by them and buy something better...save yourself some money in the long run and buy a bigger name brand...not saying to go with Eibach, but choose wisely and research.

Remember, you get what you pay for.

Eibach, H&R, B&G, Pedders, there are others, but I can't remember them right now that I would go with over Dropzone.

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TwistedBalt said he has the Dropzone springs and Loves em'.?
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That's one users experience...you can try them, but it doesn't mean you will feel the same.

It's up to you, I personally would not...but if I could do it over, I would have gotten H&R or Pedders myself (Pedders weren't out a year ago though...plus they are $360 plus shipping).

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How about these? good choice? Im trying to stay under 250$, and these include free ship.
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Go for it....I ordered my sportlines from them...received them in a decent amount of time. They don't carry most of what they sell though, so some things will take time...I ordered that an an Injen CAI from them...the Injen never shipped even after a month of waiting...I canceled that order and found a used one for less than half the price of a new one.

AJUSA.com is also a great place to deal with...they have them for a couple bucks cheaper.

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I have tenzos and i have no complaints on them. 2.0" in front and 2.5" in the rear was the drop. they settled nicely and they have a pretty decent ride, No squeaks either. i think i paid just under $200 for them.




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Yeah, get the Sportlines. Love em!
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