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Old 11-14-2010, 06:21 PM   #1
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Lowering Springs...... What are my options???

I am very impressed with the way the BMR 1.4" & 1.0 combo looks. Absolutely love the subtle rake and profile of the car.

My question is what other options do I have when wanting this type of lowering and who makes the best product. So far I'm leaning heavily towards the BMR springs but that's just solely based on the pics of there car.

Links and prices would be great as well as referrals.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Anthony
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Old 11-14-2010, 07:45 PM   #2
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The BMR staggered drop is the only staggered drop I am aware of. We offer that set up for $235.



Pfadt 1.25 inch lowering springs are our best sellers. They improve handling and do a really good job of maintaining ride quality. They run $330 shipped.

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Hey guys, I just bought my Pfadt drop springs from Chase at Apex. They are awesome. The instructions are some of the best I've seen yet. Awesome product, no squeeks, and the perfect drop. The rears do rub every once in awhile, but it's not that bad.

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First off, many thanks to Chase at Apex! I ordered a set of the Pfadt springs from Apex and they were out for delivery that same day! They came in yesterday evening. The install was not difficult, the 2 most time consuming events of the install was getting the car off the ground and removing the sway bar end links. Goofing around (taking my time) I had the entire job done including cleanup in about 3.5 hours... Took the car in this morning for an alignment and just got back from the test drive...

I cannot say enough good things about the way the car handles now!! I wish I would have done this months ago! The ride is not quite as compliant as prior, but it is not rough by any means. Just a bit firmer... The car does not feel quite as heavy as it did with the stock springs. Cornering is nice and flat. I cannot say enough good stuff about the engineering that Pfadt has put into these springs! The drop height and ride is perfect.

Many thanks again to Chase and Victoria at Apex!

Pfadt, you have a great product!

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Got my Pfadt lowering springs thanks to Chase @ Apex Motorsports. Did a self-install yesterday and was pretty easy. Any body can do it as long as you have a T50 torx wrench.....had to run into work to pick one up

Now the car handles like how it should.....feels like as if it were on rails and I don't know if its me or not, but I think it has a better ride quality than the stock suspension.....no bounce or pounding at all!!! I'd recommend these to anybody looking a good set of lowering springs....Pfadt nailed it on this one!!
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:08 PM   #3
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The BMR staggered drop is the only staggered drop I am aware of. We offer that set up for $235.



Pfadt 1.25 inch lowering springs are our best sellers. They improve handling and do a really good job of maintaining ride quality. They run $330 shipped.







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Chase,

Do you have any input on the Hotchkis springs as to ride, not on the ss but on the v6? I don't know if the shock valving is the same as the ss and all seem to make the springs tuned, if they do, to the ss.Don't want a bad combo.

Thanks
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Old 11-14-2010, 10:42 PM   #4
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I have the Eibach 1" Pro Spring Kit and it rides and handles great.

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Old 11-14-2010, 11:01 PM   #5
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I have the Pfadts and love them. Also added the sways and love them as well. Has anyone had a problem with alignment with the 1.4in drop on the BMR's?
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:30 AM   #6
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:04 AM   #7
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Chase,

Do you have any input on the Hotchkis springs as to ride, not on the ss but on the v6? I don't know if the shock valving is the same as the ss and all seem to make the springs tuned, if they do, to the ss.Don't want a bad combo.

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I don't have much first hand experience with the Hotchkis springs on this car so I can't really speak on it. We have had excellent results with the Pfadt springs on both V6 and V8 applications.
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Old 11-15-2010, 05:12 AM   #8
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Just get the Pfadt coilovers and you can adjust the height anyway you want.Then if you don't like the look adjust again!
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Old 11-15-2010, 08:28 AM   #9
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I have the Pfadts and love them. Also added the sways and love them as well. Has anyone had a problem with alignment with the 1.4in drop on the BMR's?
The front alignment slots in the struts have plenty of adjustment to accommodate the 1.4" drop, it's mainly the rear where you run out of adjustment, and it's a rare occasion. We did a lot of testing with the 1.4" drop springs and it is the absolute lowest point you can go and still stay within specs in the rear. Every once in a while we'll run across someone that falls out of spec in the rear but never in the front. This is why the split drop kit is so popular for us. 1.4" in the front and 1" in the rear is very easy to align. While our 1" drop springs are our most popular, we sell almost as many split drop kits...
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