Was wondering if it is really worth putting lowering springs on at the expense of potenially killing the struts/shocks in the first 15 thousand miles? I know a full set up is the way to go, but it seems tons of people go with just the springs because they want the drop. I want to lower my car, but i read a lot of negative impacts the lowering springs cause, is this true?? Keep the stock or buy lowering springs? Full suspension out of the question for now.. Thanks
I had the same fears as you: that is, until I gave in and bought some springs. I have since had no regrets. The springs have been on I'm guessing 50k miles, and still no problems. Some say springs actually worsen your handling, but that was not my experience. If I'm wrong, they're one HECK of a placebo. They're goldlines (lower 1.3/1.0) on stock shocks.
i have tein high tech, and i got 23000 mi on my car and still have stock struts and there is no problem at all. I wanted to get coilovers but wanted my car lowered and i didnt have the money to get coilovers, so i got the lowering springs. Also, i can feel a difference in handling and i think it rides better then stock but thats me.
thanks for the input, Question: Whats the difference between the Tein H-tech and the Tein S-tech? I s one better for a dailt driver vs a track set up? Also how much did the Tein springs lower your car?? Thanks again
The s means sport tech there lower then tein high tech. The tein high tech lowered my car 1.8 in the front and .8 in the rear. There the confortable ride springs. I didnt want anything too low and i love the ones i got.
h techs and sti pinkies for struts here, love em'(but I will be getting coilovers in while, after deployment). But i have absolutely no quams against the springs, and in my opinion, I feel that they have improved handling, especially coupled with other supporting sus. mods.(sway bars, braces, endlinks, etc.)
You will be fine, just stay away from the S-Techs, harsh ride. The H-Techs will give you a nice drop and maintain a nice ride. Replacing your struts too would be best, but if money is tight do it when you can for the best performance handling.
i went with just springs. so far got bout 3k on them. figuered id at least get some use out of my stock struts before changing them out. over all i like the drop and the handling. i know ill be even more impressed when i get the sway bars.