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Old 03-09-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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Best lowering springs for v6?

I searched the threads and couldn't really find a good one. What would be the best lowering springs for the v6? I was looking at hotchks.
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Old 03-09-2014, 03:11 AM   #2
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What did you put in the search? I used your exact thread title and found these two on the first of five pages of hits.

Lowering spring choices 2LT - input?

What springs for v6?
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:11 AM   #3
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Thanks man. Idk why I couldn't find it.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:34 AM   #4
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Just ordered and received the Hotchkis 1" for my 2011 LS. Install is on Tuesday. Let me know if you want some feedback. I'll try to get some before and after pictures too.
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Old 03-09-2014, 09:40 AM   #5
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I had the 1" Hotchkis lowering springs on my 2012 45th V6 and they were great. Felt the difference in handling but didn't kill the ride at all.
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Old 03-09-2014, 01:33 PM   #6
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post pics. i found a guy on craigslist selling these brand new for 100.00.i might be getting those.let me know your results
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:20 AM   #7
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Had the Hotchkis 1" springs installed and they turned out great. Ride is much stiffer but not uncomfortable. I love the look as well. The front dropped a little over an inch and the back a little less than an inch. Pictures are not the greatest but they show the difference. Next will be a set of Nitto 265/50R18's. They will be a little lower and wider than the stock ones.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:25 AM   #8
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That looks real good Packers1

Love the wheels tooo
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Old 03-12-2014, 04:46 PM   #9
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Great before and after pics. You cant go wrong with Hotchkis. Best ride and handling out of all the lowering springs out there.
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Old 03-12-2014, 05:03 PM   #10
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Great before and after pics. You cant go wrong with Hotchkis. Best ride and handling out of all the lowering springs out there.
Agreed. They are my #1 choice for springs. The BMR 1.2" V6 specific springs are a good choice as well.

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Old 03-12-2014, 08:26 PM   #11
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Had the Hotchkis 1" springs installed and they turned out great. Ride is much stiffer but not uncomfortable. I love the look as well. The front dropped a little over an inch and the back a little less than an inch. Pictures are not the greatest but they show the difference. Next will be a set of Nitto 265/50R18's. They will be a little lower and wider than the stock ones.
Looks really good! Im defiantly torn between hotchkis or BMR.
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Old 03-12-2014, 08:36 PM   #12
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I originally ordered Pfadt springs; we all know what happened to them. I then looked to Hotchkis and BMR. I ended up with the BMR springs mainly because of the three companies Hotchkis is the only one the uses the same springs for both the v6 and v8. I wanted to get something engineered specifically for my car. I have heard good things about Hotchkis, but frankly BMR has the same or better rep and I couldn't get past wondering why they had "one spring fits all" when the others didn't.
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Old 03-12-2014, 09:53 PM   #13
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Went with the 1" front and 1.2" rear BMR springs to help level out the car and balance out the raked look. Although I haven't had experience with any other brands, I'd definitely go this route again. BMR and JDP are both great people to work with. Most of the suspension guys around here have great customer service, it's hard to go wrong.
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I originally ordered Pfadt springs; we all know what happened to them. I then looked to Hotchkis and BMR. I ended up with the BMR springs mainly because of the three companies Hotchkis is the only one the uses the same springs for both the v6 and v8. I wanted to get something engineered specifically for my car. I have heard good things about Hotchkis, but frankly BMR has the same or better rep and I couldn't get past wondering why they had "one spring fits all" when the others didn't.
The reason they have different springs is because when the suspension is at full droop (hanging in the air) some aftermarket rear springs had a tenancy of coming out of the perch. Pfadt was offering V6 specific spring for a while, but redesigned their springs and added a "dead coil" to prevent them from losing their position. Pfadt had not offered their V6 springs for a long time, so the springs you had on order were likely universal between models. To my knowledge, BMR is the only ones offering a V6 specific spring at this time.

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Went with the 1" front and 1.2" rear BMR springs to help level out the car and balance out the raked look. Although I haven't had experience with any other brands, I'd definitely go this route again. BMR and JDP are both great people to work with. Most of the suspension guys around here have great customer service, it's hard to go wrong.
Thanks for the kind words. I like how your stance turned out with that setup!

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Old 03-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #15
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What about the Eibach springs?
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:53 AM   #16
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I ended up going with summit racings lowering springs. Very impressed! Here is some pics!
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:28 AM   #17
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Check out the Apex lowering springs.


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Old 05-12-2014, 07:35 AM   #18
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Then there is LSR too.... only other one would be from JDP
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