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Lowering Springs ?

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Old 09-30-2009, 06:20 PM
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Anyone know if there is a 2" lowering spring for a 99 s80 ?
I am aware of the 1" to 1.5 but I would like to get 2".

Thanks for any help,
 
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Old 09-30-2009, 06:45 PM
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I was thinking of cutting mine to the same what wheel are on yours?
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 01:29 PM
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I have 19x8.5 with 235/35/19 it looks like plenty of room to go 2".
I was thinking of cutting mine also, but I would like a stiffer spring.
Guess I could cut a aftermarket spring .

Thanks, Allison
 

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Does any one know a good website for coils, and what do u think about stock shocks on lowerd cars?
 
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If you get lowering springs, I don't think the OEM shocks will wear out prematurely. A lowering spring under maximum compression shouldn't let the wheel get any closer to the vehicle than the originals, either way you're hitting the bumpstop. And the OEM ones should be able to handle that. However... the OEM ones will probably work rather crappily, since they will not give enough resistance to the wheel traveling.

I'd get the coilovers because then the spring rate and the shock rates have been designed by the same people to work together. Many lowering springs have recommended aftermarket shocks that go with them... but since that's not available for your car, coilovers will work better. If you want performance handling, install parts that work right.
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