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what is a good brand, and what is the best for the cheapest? what can I get out of my stock ones? any help would be great.
 

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Progress.....$165.75 SHIPPED to you on ebay & they're an authorized Progress Dealer

They ride VERY nice too

The Eibachs are nice, but the back end sits lower (ass heavy).....people w/Eibachs can & will argue that all day long, but it's true....the car might be level, but the design of the car makes it look like the rear is sitting lower with the Eibachs

Plus the Eibachs are more money. You could buy the Progress ones & have an alignment done for the same price as just the Eibach springs.....your call though.


Your stock springs aren't worth much $$$ though...they'll make a regular ION handle great, but only lower it just a hair. Unless you find someone needing stock springs or something, they're only worth less than $50 though.


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slayermanny's thread w/pics:
http://www.redlineforums.com/forums/visual-modifications/28936-dropped-car.html?highlight=progress
 

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i have the perfect pic for the progess, in addition to the ones snoboarddan gave

BAM! awesome action pic, i love it. progress havent given me ANY problems, no sounds, no rough rides, no complaints etc etc! i swear they are awesome, and for anybody else that has them, they can vouch. $165 shipped for the progress, thats not a bad deal
 

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What about B&G's? I allways thought they were the best for our cars?
 

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I've never heard of Eibachs causing an issue with the rear end sitting lower. Do you have any references to threads discusing this?
 

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korax123 said:
What about B&G's? I allways thought they were the best for our cars?
i just bought some B+G's, but i'm not putting them in until spring. (can't get into the driveway when lowered) the threads i read before seemed to say that the B+G's were the closest to stock as far as ride.

wish i could say more from experience to help you out...though i will say i got a great deal on them! $85 shipped.
 

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all4glh said:
I've never heard of Eibachs causing an issue with the rear end sitting lower. Do you have any references to threads discusing this?
Again....you're kidding, right??? (other one was about the exhaust tip I was selling)

Check ANY thread about the Eibachs and someone always chimes in to say they're ass heavy or the back is saggy
 

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korax123 said:
What about B&G's? I allways thought they were the best for our cars?
Those are the ones zfactor recommended, but urbanmonkeygod has them on his car & he says they ride really stiff & they really LOWER it
 

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Again....you're kidding, right??? (other one was about the exhaust tip I was selling)

Check ANY thread about the Eibachs and someone always chimes in to say they're ass heavy or the back is saggy
God hates you. :werd:

I've been going back and forth between progress and eibachs. From what i've read the eibachs have the best ride comparable to stock. I remember seeing a few photo's of progress springs that looked to sag in the rear. I guess it could have been the angle of the picture or something though.
 

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God hates you. :werd:

I've been going back and forth between progressive and eibachs. From what i've read the eibachs have the best ride comparable to stock. I remember seeing a few photo's of progressive springs that looked to sag in the rear. I guess it could have been the angle of the picture or something though.
You mean PROGRESS brand springs???

Because the Eibachs are a progressive spring :shrug03:

The Progress ones ride REALLY nice...no joke. Hitting a HUGE pot hole or some nasty rail road tracks of course doesn't feel too great, but that's gonna be expected with a lowered car....but normal bumps & normal rail road tracks are fine.
 

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Screw it, i'm just going to get the progress springs and call it a day. If i don't like them i'll sell them and get the Eibachs.

snobrdrdan said:
You mean PROGRESS brand springs???

Because the Eibachs are a progressive spring :shrug03:

The Progress ones ride REALLY nice...no joke. Hitting a HUGE pot hole or some nasty rail road tracks of course doesn't feel too great, but that's gonna be expected with a lowered car....but normal bumps & normal rail road tracks are fine.
That's what I get for watching porn and typing at the same time. I re-edited.
 

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You'll be happy with the Progress ones....seriously

And for the price....like I posted before....you're getting an alignment ($50) & the springs ($166 SHIPPED) for the same price you'd pay for the Eibachs alone....if not cheaper

I still have to post pics & finish my spring install write up, but it's pretty simple though

Plus the dark gray springs looks good on a silver RL....even though you really don't see them at all, it's nice knowing that they do ;)
 

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i have two questions, has any body that lowered there car had any problems if its been towed, and how much do you think it would cost to have them installed.
 

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Install them yourself
There's a bunch of guys in FL that could help you too!!

If not, they'll probably charge you like $200-250 or something at a shop


Haven't had my car towed....but do you mean them getting the dolly/thing under the car, or the fear of the back end dragging the ground when it's being towed or what??? I don't get what you're asking
Just get it hauled on a flat bed ;)

Is it gonna be repo'd soon, or you got some parking tickets or something??
 

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s it gonna be repo'd soon, or you got some parking tickets or something??
hahahaha. actually, when i lower mine, i'd be worried about either the front or the rear dragging....or either hitting when being dragged or driven up onto a flatbed...but i'm not really worried about having to be towed in the first place.

edit: to the o.p. there's a how-to that assumes you're doing it in a driveway or home garage--i.e. no lift. that's what i'll be printing and using--even though i'll probably be using a lift and air tools when neccessary.
 
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