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yinzerjim 12-20-2012 06:08 PM

help a newb?
 
hey fellas. just bought my first turbo car, well, car in general for that matter - and have a few questions.

i want to keep it as stock as possible since i'll be driving it daily, except for a couple comsetic changes...

whats the best way to lower about an inch? springs im assuming? recommended brands?

i'd also like to move the wheels out a little. does anybody run spacers?

thanks in advance

Burba88 12-20-2012 06:20 PM

Get epic springs they are made for stock struts, and some run spacers but most do not recommend them. If I where you your best bet is to get a wider rims and or a off set rim. Hope that helps

yinzerjim 12-20-2012 06:27 PM

at this stage, any info helps. thanks bud.

Burba88 12-20-2012 06:30 PM

Tein-H springs are decent too

yinzerjim 12-20-2012 06:34 PM

both feel "stock-ish"?

Burba88 12-20-2012 06:39 PM

Yes , epics would be a better choice . It will be a little more harsh then stock but not much

yinzerjim 12-20-2012 06:49 PM

epics for the ride quality? seems the teins are slightly less expensive...

when lowering that amount, 1", is there anything else you have to do besides swap 'em out? would 1" cause any premature wear and tear?

Nrw 12-20-2012 06:51 PM

I recommend swapping the dampers out while your in there. Most likely the OEM ones are worn out by now. I enjoy my Koni and H-Tech combo.

Burba88 12-20-2012 06:53 PM

Yes epics have a better ride quality but tein h are just fine and a good price. 1inch is not much of a drop but how ever the stock struts are not made for a inch drop as far as wear and tear or premature failure I wouldn't worry about it it wouldn't make that much of a difference. No just switch your springs that's it.

yinzerjim 12-20-2012 06:54 PM

alright, bear with me... dampers are struts, correct?

i've always had shocks

Nrw 12-20-2012 06:56 PM

Sorry I call shocks and struts dampers.

yinzerjim 12-20-2012 07:02 PM

understood.

there. my avatar pic should explain my newb-ness.

Burba88 12-20-2012 07:05 PM

Sweet jeep. I have a jeep commander also I love it

yinzerjim 12-21-2012 06:53 PM

those black front lips...

wheres the best place to pic one of those up at? ebay?

idiot4hire 12-22-2012 12:05 AM

What ever you do don't buy s-tech's then are one of the cheapest for a reason


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