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Old 09 Sep 2008, 08:16 pm
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Default what do i need to get to lower my acura rsx-s?

im getting new rims and tires (17") so im gonna get lowering springs too. is all i need a set of lowering springs? and whats the difference between them and coilovers?
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 08:31 pm
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With coilovers you can adjust the height of your ride, with the lowering springs you can't. If for some reason you don't like how low your car is then with the coilovers you can easily adjust it and have your car ride a little higher. Some people say that you get a better ride with lowering springs, but i think that if you get a decent brand you should be fine with the coilovers. I myself prefer coilovers over lowering springs. You are also going to need different shocks, if you lower your car without replacing the shocks eventually you will blow the shocks. There are shocks out there specific for lowered cars.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 08:46 pm
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I'd go with lowering springs over coilovers especially if you are satisfied with your factory shocks/struts. You would need a wheel alignment done because when you lower a car the wheel's camber is changed putting additional wear on the inside of the tire.Eibach and B&G both make springs and coilovers. One of the sites I go to has the coilovers for about $1100 for the Eibachs and $1300 for the B&G. The springs from both brands come in at about $200 with the B&G being a 1.7 inch drop front and rear where as the Eibachs are 1.5 and 1.8 or 1.0 and 1.4.
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Old 09 Sep 2008, 09:01 pm
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springs just lower the ride hieght and you cant adjust it like coilovers. with springs you are most likley gonna need new shocks too. i had adj. coilovers with my teg, which i prefer cause its made to work with each other so you dont have problemsto help you understand more read this the end the choice is up to you, find people with both setups and take a ride and see which one you like better. hope that article helps you out =]
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i would go w/ sportline springs........4 yrs on G3 and almost 3yrs on G4 never have to change my shocks, but after all, it's all depend on how u drive( either that or i'm lucky)
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