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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Washington Township, Michigan
It is imperative that you upgrade your struts/shocks with lowering springs. The FE1 (stock LS/LT suspension package) will handle the lowering springs, but will not last very long.
The long-standing recommendation would be to use the 2008+ SS/TC FE5 struts and shocks. They're extremely affordable, sometimes even cheaper than the stock FE1 struts/shocks, and you're upgrading to suspension that was developed and tested on Nürburgring.
The Powell YYZ springs are by far the best handling ones out there (short of coilovers), but they sit right around stock SS height. If you want a lower drop, but still maintaining excellent ride and handling, I highly recommend the SSC springs. I've run SSC springs and FE5 struts/shocks for about 6 years, and have been very happy with them - both in daily driving (including a few winters) as well as Autocrossing.
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