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Old 04-21-2014, 01:38 PM   #1
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Question Lowering Springs for V6 LFX?

Is there any lowering springs that can be purchased that will not affect the ride quality?

I'm thinking of purchasing the GM 1LE suspension upgrade kit and I'd like to lower the car for additional track performance.

I've noticed that just upgrading the ties to the Goodyear Eagles have made the ride stiffer. I'm sure it's the stronger sidewalls on the tires. Makes for great corning though.

But I also drive my car to lots of car meets and shows and don't want to be bouncing everywhere on the SoCal highways.

I'm just trying to find a happy medium.

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Old 04-21-2014, 02:02 PM   #2
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I was just reading about the Pfadt brand available through Apex now. Saw it in the suspension/brake section...I'm looking for the same as you.
I'll be watching this too, KaBoom.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:20 PM   #3
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All lowering springs are going to affect ride quality. The spring rate on lowering springs is increased to compensate for the reduced ride height and travel length. There's just no way of getting around it, otherwise you would potentially bottom out the shocks if the springs rates were the same as factory. That being said, the ride quality with our 1.2" lowering springs isn't going to be "harsh" or "bouncy", but they will firm up the ride more than stock.
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Old 04-21-2014, 02:31 PM   #4
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All lowering springs are going to affect ride quality. The spring rate on lowering springs is increased to compensate for the reduced ride height and travel length. There's just no way of getting around it, otherwise you would potentially bottom out the shocks if the springs rates were the same as factory. That being said, the ride quality with our 1.2" lowering springs isn't going to be "harsh" or "bouncy", but they will firm up the ride more than stock.
This. Simply due to the nature of what they are they have to be more firm than stock springs but that doesn't mean they have to ride poorly.
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Old 04-21-2014, 03:43 PM   #5
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I have the Eibach springs and still drive my car as my DD. Been happy with them.
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:36 PM   #6
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Keith @ BMR gave a very good explanation. That being said, their V6 specific springs work very well with the factory dampers. Them and the Hotchkis 1" drop springs would be my choices.

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Old 04-21-2014, 06:01 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the info!
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Old 04-22-2014, 12:36 AM   #8
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SO would it be safe to get the 1LE track pack and then swap out the springs for some 1" lowering springs?
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SO would it be safe to get the 1LE track pack and then swap out the springs for some 1" lowering springs?
Yes, there is no reason you can not lower along with the 1LE package.
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:58 AM   #10
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I've heard that the hotchkis 1" ride the best
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:51 PM   #11
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Sweet.

One more question.

Will i have to get the car alligment again once I do all this?
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #12
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Sweet.

One more question.

Will i have to get the car alligment again once I do all this?
According to what I've read before an alignment is recommended after installing the lowering springs.
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Sweet.

One more question.

Will i have to get the car alligment again once I do all this?
Yes always align after changing ride height more than about 1/4"

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If ride quality on a lowering spring is your biggest concern your best choice is Hotchkis.
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