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legacy95 01-29-2012 09:09 PM

Swifts not low enough..pics inside
 
Later this week I will be picking up an 05lgt wagon in replacement of my 2.5i as pictured below. Current suspension as seen below are tokico with swift spings. Spec b top hats up front and 1/4 butt spacers in the rear. Whats a good spring to drop the height a little more? Did the top hats make a huge difference in height? I never looked into it before. As I bought everything assembled.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...u/P1020338.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...u/P1020348.jpg
http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...u/P1020342.jpg

Nrw 01-30-2012 07:09 AM

Looks low enough to me :shrug:

whitetiger 01-30-2012 07:34 AM

OP, you do realize that the suspension has a certain range of operation. going lower on stock dimension fixed perch struts will just cause you to bottom out, ride like crap, and handle like crap. only coilovers will allow you to keep some strut travel while allowing you to lower the car some more. either way though you will run out alignment range in the rear and will have to buy aftermarket arms to adjust back in to range.

all that being said. tein s-techs will lower you more, but they are one of the worst spring sets for our cars.

Dujo 01-30-2012 08:08 AM

Hey, is that limited or unlimited. What's the interior color. I know one other owner on here so far that has an identical 05 LGT Ltd w/Taupe interior. Each one is 1 of 99. What's yours. Also ... good for you for upgrading to the LGT. No offense to the N/A owners out there. But it seems like you're taking the good advice on here and just starting over with an LGT rather than trying to make a 2.5i into a turbo car. General consensus on here appears to be you will spend way more money and get a worse result trying to do that. Looks plenty low to me too. I'm on coilovers and lower than that and I'm still riding the bumpstops way too often. I need to raise mine up to at least that height or my wife is really going to start complaining about the ride comfort.

Wrxdan2002 01-30-2012 08:31 AM

little more tire would help a bit too

mwm5094 01-30-2012 08:36 AM

I have swifts and Im very happy with how low it is. hahaha
http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/...4/9fde539d.jpg

legacy95 01-30-2012 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Dujo (Post 3728718)
Hey, is that limited or unlimited. What's the interior color. I know one other owner on here so far that has an identical 05 LGT Ltd w/Taupe interior. Each one is 1 of 99. What's yours. Also ... good for you for upgrading to the LGT. No offense to the N/A owners out there. But it seems like you're taking the good advice on here and just starting over with an LGT rather than trying to make a 2.5i into a turbo car. General consensus on here appears to be you will spend way more money and get a worse result trying to do that. Looks plenty low to me too. I'm on coilovers and lower than that and I'm still riding the bumpstops way too often. I need to raise mine up to at least that height or my wife is really going to start complaining about the ride comfort.

Its a non limited w/ black cloth. As for the tires they are 215/45/17 RE92's (wheels came with them) I dont want to sacrifice ride quality but I do like the look of our cars with a slight rake like posted above. Yet again I was running 1.3* of - camber up front but I forget what the rear was as its non adjustable camber wise. Unlike someone said you buy aftermarket arms to allow you to do so to take advantage of your setup.

How come yours is so low^^^^^^^mwm5094

scoobie2.0 01-30-2012 06:14 PM

The spec B top hats do make a large difference. I believe its somewhere in the range of ~1/4". Here's a pic of Mach V's old lgt wagon with swift springs but no spec b top hats. IMO has the perfect stance. (not sure if the 2nd pic is with swifts as I pulled if off their photobucket. 1st pic is for sure tho.)

http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/fastwrx_2193_364149002

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24.../66websize.jpg

89fc3s 01-30-2012 06:27 PM

swifts are made to work with stock struts.

Nrw 01-30-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 89fc3s (Post 3729554)
swifts are made to work with stock struts.


yes but the tokico d-specs or whatever they call them don't.

legacy95 01-30-2012 09:40 PM

The reason for the spec b top hats is to allow the springs to work with the tokico's? If so whats so different?

scoobie2.0 01-30-2012 09:50 PM

Easy fix legacy95, try the swifts with stock top hats struts and see if thats low enough for you. If it is, sell your tokico's and buy koni inserts for the stockers. If not, I'm sure someone will happily take the setup off your hands and could use the money on a set of coilovers.

mk6933 01-31-2012 01:38 AM

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Originally Posted by mwm5094 (Post 3728751)
I have swifts and Im very happy with how low it is. hahaha

What struts are you on? And what are your wheel/tire specs? I want my Swifts to go that low.

ClimberD@HexMods 01-31-2012 01:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 89fc3s (Post 3729554)
swifts are made to work with stock struts.

And perform as a terribly-matched set. Ask me how I know.

Kodax 01-31-2012 01:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ClimberD@HexMods (Post 3730021)
And perform as a terribly-matched set. Ask me how I know.

How do you know?

Stock struts as in non-bilstein struts?


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