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post #1 of 63 (permalink) Old 11-25-2013, 08:49 AM Thread Starter
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It's a LS. Stupid auto correct changed the title I didn't see it but.....if I buy the fe5 strut and shock plus some ebitech sport lines. Do I need anything else besides a alignment?

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Strut mounts, highly suggest endlinks, I'd also suggest getting something better than sportlines

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Strut mounts, highly suggest endlinks, I'd also suggest getting something better than sportlines
I was thinking SSC, but seen a brand new set of sportlines 10 mins away from me but passed on tjem
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FE5s (TC) are a no-brainer. Eibach's are sometimes known to be quite fragile on our cars, you'd be taking a chance with them. Are you only looking for a drop? Or a better handling spring?

Alignment is a must.

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FE5s (TC) are a no-brainer. Eibach's are sometimes known to be quite fragile on our cars, you'd be taking a chance with them. Are you only looking for a drop? Or a better handling spring?

Alignment is a must.
Looking to drop 2 inches, better handling, looks better, etc.
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From personal experience, I would highly recommend Pedders springs. The drop isn't anything staggering (about 1.5'') but the handing gains when paired with the FE5 shocks are very noticeable. The car won't nosedive as badly on the brakes or lean as much in corners, which is a great confidence booster when pushing your car. Check them out.

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If you want a 2'' drop then get SSC springs, don't even consider Pedder springs, their almost as expensive as YYZ springs and don't perform as good. I've got YYZ springs and love them.
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If you want a better drop though and better handling than stock I think SSC is the way to go. Any lower than that and you should be getting Coilovers.

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I would definitely recommend either SSC/CM or H&R if your looking for a good drop as well as improved performance. YYZ and Pedders, might as well just be stock springs with a better spring rate, they really dont lower the car all that much at all.
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The YYZ springs are a better rate, the Pedders are a softer spring than the stock FE5 08-10. The YYZ springs will be noticeably better for handling than those other springs if you want the best.

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I would definitely recommend either SSC/CM or H&R if your looking for a good drop as well as improved performance. YYZ and Pedders, might as well just be stock springs with a better spring rate, they really dont lower the car all that much at all.
Which was a big factor in why I went with Pedders. I personally don't care for the lowered (or slammed) look, nor do I really care what other people will think of my car. I just want it to perform when it has to, and until now, it has. Defiantly a good spring for the enthusiast driver.

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