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Lowering springs and suspension question

OK well I am (hopefully) getting "new" wheels on Sunday, they will be 17" and I'm on stock suspension. I don't plan on going offroading in my balt so I would like more low to go with my wheels. I would like to go with lowering springs. I have some questions.. what other parts do I need to change when I lower it? Would lowering it cause problems in the winter? (I don't want insanely low). What parts should I look at or change while I am doing the springs? How much of a drop would you recommend for bumpy pa roads? Thanks everyone!

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Use the search button :P
I know blackbalt has a LONG thread on suspension upgrades!

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I'm just going to change out my springs, with either Eibach or something else, when the time comes to order, i'll look more into it!
but you might have to change end links, shocks/struts, ect..


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Yeah, I searched and found that. But I have more direct questions, like the pa roads thing and such

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don't get eibach. you're gonna want to get fe5 shocks and struts so you don't have to do the whole job twice.

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Go lurk around CED for FE5 shocks, hands down your best option. Koni is another one, but I hear it's overpriced and the reviews are mixed. I went with Pedders springs due to the performance gains and not so much for the drop, (1.5'' is nothing staggering I'd say) so if it's corning ability you want, I'd highly suggest those.

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Go lurk around CED for FE5 shocks, hands down your best option. Koni is another one, but I hear it's overpriced and the reviews are mixed. I went with Pedders springs due to the performance gains and not so much for the drop, (1.5'' is nothing staggering I'd say) so if it's corning ability you want, I'd highly suggest those.
It's really not performance I want. I drive normally. Maybe 5 over the speed limit. I just don't want the 4x4 look after larger wheels. I like how it sits with the stock wheels. If I can get it to look like that id be happy

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I gotta say, i have eibach springs and i love em so i have to be different and theyre pretty good to get. I also have the fe5's so id go that route too


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Yellows are worth every penny in my experience, they're height and stiffness adjustable and have a lifetime replacement warranty. If they're pricey for you, Koni has their annual sale every spring with 15%-20% off. Pair them with a good set of drop springs and you have a great setup.

Personally I'd buy coilover sleeves or full coilovers over springs, they're more flexible and will let you change your height if say, you get a more aggressive wheel setup down the road. Planning ahead with suspension saves time and money.

If you're set on drop springs, I really liked my Eibach Sportlines.
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b&g or hr springs if you're looking for a drop with reliability. otherwise i have a buddy selling pedders

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Yeah, I'm set on the springs because I'm a college student. Lol I have to save up for like everything I buy, so cheap is the beet for me. I do want reliable though. So I'm not set on spending the money for coilovers ,but I do want a set of good springs. So I'll pay for the most reliable yet cost effective method for now.

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