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Old 07-26-2007, 08:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Springs ?

Im looking for some lowering springs. I want to use the stock struts, and I dont want the car to ride like crap. Is what im looking for out there or not? Thanks for the info and the help.

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Old 07-26-2007, 09:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Obviously you've made your choice on springs vs. coil-overs and that is your option. I myself have Hotchkiss springs and like them very much. They ride very similar to stock while providing a 1.2" drop in the front and a .78" drop in the back if I remember correctly. I've heard the Sprint and Espilir (sp?) springs are good choices as are the Works springs. JustDSM and JohnEB both run the Hotchkiss springs also and I believe both of them are quite satisfied with them.

I wouldn't try to get the biggest drop you can find as it will negatively affect your alignment settings which don't have a lot of room to begin with. The Tein S-Techs are extremely low and if your not careful you may end up scraping some undertray or bumper skin.

"Ride like crap" is a subjective term so if you have a chance take a ride in someone else's Evo that has lowering springs and see how you like them.

Here is a sticky post made on EvoM that gives spring rates for many different companies. Feel free to browse all the posts as there is a lot of other rates given that aren't in the original post. HERE
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Old 07-26-2007, 06:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have made up your mind that you only want to lower the car instead of improving the suspension, then I would only suggest the following sets of springs:

- Swift (not Sprint)
- Robi
- GTWorx
- Works

If you want to improve handling dramatically with full adjustability for race or street while not spending too much, then go with a set of Megan coilovers for around $800.

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Old 10-10-2007, 02:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i just installed a set of Hotchkis sport springs today. they were exactly what i was looking for. i wanted a simple, stock-wheel-gap-closing drop with similar ride characteristics to the stock springs. i bought them for $162 shipped from jscspeed.com. they price-matched to what stikiller.com was selling them for and i received them via FedEX in 1 DAY!

i've only driven on them for about 5 miles and i am very happy so far. the car looks much better, the drop almost makes it look a little wider too. the ride is perfect, i feel no difference in the ride, but there is MUCH less body roll.

Front 1.5" Drop 195lb/in (200lb/in Stock)
Rear 1" Drop 275lb/in (270lb/in Stock)

the car pulls very slightly to the right. i'm going to wait until the springs settle in a bit more until i do a simple alignment.

edit, i just realized how old this thread is but hopefully it will help some people out.
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Old 10-10-2007, 02:59 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It's not that old. Thanks for the review. They really aren't a bad spring.
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