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      09-14-2012, 12:10 PM   #23
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I was wondering if there were any issues installing H&R Sport Springs on stock shocks. I'm scheduled to do this on Friday...can anyone provide some quick feedback?
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      02-27-2013, 04:17 PM   #24
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Most of you guys are running stock shocks? Is that OEM sport suspension or completely non-sport suspension?

I'm on OEM sport suspension right now and I'm having a hard time deciding if I should lowering springs.
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      02-27-2013, 05:31 PM   #25
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With just any aftermarket lowering springs it will cause some bumpy ride. If you don't mind the bumpy and harsh ride here and there then go with H&R. Eibach is bit better and closer to stock comfort. And of course if you hv the cash, can go with COs or spring/shock combo
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      02-27-2013, 05:34 PM   #26
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Honestly I want a close to stock sport suspension ride and comfort. I had full on coilovers on my previous car and those did not feel comfy nor did my friends coilovers.
I've never been in a car with coilovers that was comfortable actually so that's why I though I'll look into springs but it seems like that route is the same also.

I don't mind spending the cash on KW1 or the what Sonic tuner is offering but I don't want to be disappointed with a harsh and rough ride.
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      02-27-2013, 06:28 PM   #27
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Honestly I want a close to stock sport suspension ride and comfort. I had full on coilovers on my previous car and those did not feel comfy nor did my friends coilovers.
I've never been in a car with coilovers that was comfortable actually so that's why I though I'll look into springs but it seems like that route is the same also.

I don't mind spending the cash on KW1 or the what Sonic tuner is offering but I don't want to be disappointed with a harsh and rough ride.

Suspension is so hard to get it right and your desire, just like with getting wheels. My other car and prior vehicles I tried many COs and suspension combos to my liking and took a while to settle down on one. I believe KW is not adj or fully IIRC. I would try Eibach & Koni FSDs. I heard it stiffs up a bit but still maintain a good comfortable stock ride setting, nothing extreme or harsh.

Best is to see if anyone local got a suspension you like can give you a ride for a show and tell. I know is hard but worth a shot. Looks like you are in T.O so should be fine! The scene is good there and I got fam over there and visit often.
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Bad idea to cut down your bump stops, they are a very important component of the suspension system, and are used at almost every bump you hit in the road. Eliminating or cutting them down will effect your ride tremendously!
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      03-08-2013, 05:16 PM   #29
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So I've been driving on the modified suspension setup for about 8 months now and the biggest problem that I've noticed is keeping the car in alignment. My rear passenger side tire wore out very quickly on the inside edge. Luckily I hit a pothole in San Francisco which popped the tire and I filed a claim to recover more than the cost to replace it.

So if you decided to go with the H&R Sport Springs on stock shocks just get your alignment checked annually (which you should already be doing) and pay attention to the wear bar on your tires.
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