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Old 06-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #1
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Lowering Springs question

I am looking to give my SS a lower aggressive looking stance. I am only interested in lowering springs, no sway bars or anything like that. The car is a daily driver. Which brand do you guys recommend, I have heard great things about pfadt. I am also looking to get a front splitter as well, will I have any clearance issues if I get both? (speed bumps, potholes, curbs). Thanks guys.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:10 PM   #2
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Haven't had any problems with Eibach. From what I've driven around on for the last 7 years or so with customer cars, Eibach's have been the most consistently comfortable out of all the springs we've sold over the years. I'd stick with those if you daily drive your SS.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:56 PM   #3
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Pfadt 1.25 inch drop. Zero issues with scraping.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Hotchkis 1" drop. Love them! A must have mod. Such a drastic change in the looks of the car. No noticeable difference in ride quality. some people with drops of lower than 1" have complained of the stiffer ride.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:00 PM   #5
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BMR 1 inch drop.
my aftermarket exhaust scrapes otherwise they are great
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I am looking to give my SS a lower aggressive looking stance. I am only interested in lowering springs, no sway bars or anything like that. The car is a daily driver. Which brand do you guys recommend, I have heard great things about pfadt. I am also looking to get a front splitter as well, will I have any clearance issues if I get both? (speed bumps, potholes, curbs). Thanks guys.
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Pfadt 1.25 inch drop. Zero issues with scraping.
I recommend these for a 1.25" drop.
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Hotchkis 1" drop. Love them! A must have mod. Such a drastic change in the looks of the car. No noticeable difference in ride quality. some people with drops of lower than 1" have complained of the stiffer ride.
And these for a 1" drop.

Both Hotchkis and Pfadt are excellent springs with a great ride and offer a great looking ride height. Please feel free to call, PM or email me anytime with questions.

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Old 06-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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Hotchkis 1" drop. Love them! A must have mod. Such a drastic change in the looks of the car. No noticeable difference in ride quality. some people with drops of lower than 1" have complained of the stiffer ride.
Do you have any pictures you can post by any chance?
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Old 06-18-2013, 05:10 PM   #8
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Yeppers. And Hotchkis was the only brand that makes a 1" drop specifically for a convertible. The rest of them told me "use our 1" springs, it will just sit a bit lower". Good grief.

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Old 06-18-2013, 05:38 PM   #9
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:34 PM   #10
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Both of your cars look great! Ahhh, I have to sit and debate now. I think I should decide which front splitter I want first then go from there (I know some sit lower than others).
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:38 PM   #11
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I have the Eibach Pro Kit, 1.25" drop...I think it's pretty good. No scraping issues at all, and I have "oversized" wheels.

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I have the Eibach Pro Kit, 1.25" drop...I think it's pretty good. No scraping issues at all, and I have "oversized" wheels.

Beautiful stance, mind me asking what type of wheels those are and tire setup?
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:50 PM   #13
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Beautiful stance, mind me asking what type of wheels those are and tire setup?
Wheels are NC Forged Custom-5 Spoke, 22x9 front-24x10.5 rear. 265/30/22 and 275/25/24 Pirelli PZero Nero tires. Thanks for the compliment, I like how it's turned out so far.
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Stock....then Hotchkis.....then BC coilovers....
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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I have BMR front and rear lowering springs (1.4")

Just low enough not to scrape unless theres a really bad designed parking lot....hahaha
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:18 PM   #16
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Both of your cars look great! Ahhh, I have to sit and debate now. I think I should decide which front splitter I want first then go from there (I know some sit lower than others).
If you're not wanting any clearance issues then go with the ACS Composite T4 Splitter. I personally have PFADT lowering springs and have no inclines in my town so am upgrading to a Stillen splitter eventually
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:30 PM   #17
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I went with Hotchkis sport springs specifically designed for the convertible. 1" drop. I would not go any lower for a DD. My ride quality is good and it handles and brakes better.
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Old 06-20-2013, 12:52 AM   #18
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If you're not wanting any clearance issues then go with the ACS Composite T4 Splitter. I personally have PFADT lowering springs and have no inclines in my town so am upgrading to a Stillen splitter eventually
Thanks for the advice, I did some research and I actually like the way that splitter works.
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I went with Hotchkis sport springs specifically designed for the convertible. 1" drop. I would not go any lower for a DD. My ride quality is good and it handles and brakes better.
I think I decided Hotchkis and a splitter.
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Thanks for the advice, I did some research and I actually like the way that splitter works.
Sounds great! I would like to offer a kind word of advice though. Be very careful when installing it and IMHO make an extra effort to secure it somehow. Now for the reason I say these words: I have 2 friends from back home who both got the splitter. Friend 1 has had zero problems and is a bit "ridiculous" of a driver. Friend 2 had (notice I said HAD) no problems until his lead foot got the better of him, and decided to go 100+mph down the highway !RIP! tore his splitter right off and broke it into 6 pieces. Needless to say, be smart with the installation and you will be fine!
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Sounds great! I would like to offer a kind word of advice though. Be very careful when installing it and IMHO make an extra effort to secure it somehow. Now for the reason I say these words: I have 2 friends from back home who both got the splitter. Friend 1 has had zero problems and is a bit "ridiculous" of a driver. Friend 2 had (notice I said HAD) no problems until his lead foot got the better of him, and decided to go 100+mph down the highway !RIP! tore his splitter right off and broke it into 6 pieces. Needless to say, be smart with the installation and you will be fine!
Wow, that's good to know. I'll be taking it to my body shop and make sure they put it on properly and secure.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #22
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Wow, that's good to know. I'll be taking it to my body shop and make sure they put it on properly and secure.
Good, glad to hear! Good luck with the springs and splitter! Look forward to seeing them installed
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