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Just curious on anyone's thoughts about the springs currently available. Those that have a lowered redline, are you happy with the way it handles now? Or maybe it would be different with springs designed for the redline?
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Barry is the guy you want to address about this. He's already dropped two redlines in his family of (get this) four. Talk about loyalty. He has some pics of them in his gallery on saturnfans.com but the site is down for upgrades today. Anyway if he happens by, I'm sure he'd be glad to answer any questions. Scooter might have some info too.

Everyone says Sprint springs are the way to go. Do not use the Eibach's, they are not Redline friendly. They have some for sale on saturnmotorsports.com for $250. There are some on spswebpage.com for $200. Scooter is supposed to find out if there is a difference in the two sites products.

Hope this helps.
 

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Ok, I just did some checkin online and the part #'s are the same. So,they're the same. I will double check the part # that we have been using but I'm sure those are the ones. The SMS website says they are $229.00 and $199.00 on SPS. Since I'm a SMS dealer, I'm not gonna say anything. :D

:update: All four of the Smith's Red Lines are lowered now. We have also done like four or five more for customers.
 

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Ok, I just did some checkin online and the part #'s are the same. So,they're the same. I will double check the part # that we have been using but I'm sure those are the ones. The SMS website says they are $229.00 and $199.00 on SPS. Since I'm a SMS dealer, I'm not gonna say anything. :D

:update: All four of the Smith's Red Lines are lowered now. We have also done like four or five more for customers.


Hey scooter, what is the labor cost for lowering one? Also, do you need some sort of kit or just new springs?
 

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Thanks so far guys, I was wondering more along the lines of how much better it handles, well for seat of the pants driving. I know everybody else's style is different, but it would be nice to hear your thoughts.
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pdo321 said:
Thanks so far guys, I was wondering more along the lines of how much better it handles, well for seat of the pants driving. I know everybody else's style is different, but it would be nice to hear your thoughts.
Thanks again
i believe the ride is like stock, they weren't made for the redline, wait for eibach's springs and they will be made for the rl
 

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Hey scooter, what is the labor cost for lowering one? Also, do you need some sort of kit or just new springs?
Yeah, you just need the springs and as far as the cost goes, that's gonna differ from shop to shop. The rears are super simple. Do those yourself and have the fronts done at a shop. That would save ya a lil bit of cashola. :D
 

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If I am not mistaken, it is a typical mc-pherson strut config, 3 nuts on the strut tower, and 2 behind the caliper, then the large nut opposite the strut itself, pretty simple if you have a set of spring compressors.

Also has anyone looked into shorter end links for the sway bar?? (i.e. 2 inch drop springs, 2 inch shorter end links) I only ask this because I used to have a SRT-4 and it rode like a covered wagon before.

I would however recomend going to a alignment center after lowering it. Even the slightest suspension tweak can off your camber, which can lead to uneven tire wear.
 
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