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post #1 of 3 Old 10-22-2010, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Total n00b Suspension Question: Lowering Springs on a Base Coupe

Honestly I'm pretty content with the suspension on my Coupe. Being human of course, I want something better and *ahem* stiffer. After reading Edmunds article in regards to the suspension setup (ref: here) they have me to believe that only the springs are different and the shocks are the same. However looking at the helpful information that Tufast provided (ref: here) it would seem that the Base and the Track/R-spec actually have different shocks...

Add insult to injury, after reading the uber helpful sticky from TiC, it would appear that doing any sort of lowering is actually going to add more understeer (see also: the Devil). So my question would be, as far as the base goes, would adding stiffer lowering springs help add a stiffer suspension, making it sharper in the curves? Or would it actually make it worse, adding more understeer and forcing the stock shocks to overcompensate for the stiffer springs making me a likely contender against Impalas cruising down the Boulevard?

The answer, again with my limited knowledge, is that I'm better off getting stiffer bushings and going with a coilover set up. Does this seem right? Does anybody with a Base coupe have experience with lowering springs? If so, have they noticed a difference? And has it been for the better?

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If you want great suspension geometry that is proven to work & stiffer than the base set up, purchase an OEM track/R-Spec suspension (springs & shocks). I personally still feel uncomfortable purchasing any of the available aftermarket setups as of yet as according to TiC they will not actually improve the ability over the OEM track/R-Spec setup & I have alot of faith in what TiC says. WIth that said, if I were to go & purchase aftermarket suspension today, it would be a coil over setup from one of the following 3 in this order: KW V3, ARK DTP, Stance GR+.

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If you want great suspension geometry that is proven to work & stiffer than the base set up, purchase an OEM track/R-Spec suspension (springs & shocks). I personally still feel uncomfortable purchasing any of the available aftermarket setups as of yet as according to TiC they will not actually improve the ability over the OEM track/R-Spec setup & I have alot of faith in what TiC says. WIth that said, if I were to go & purchase aftermarket suspension today, it would be a coil over setup from one of the following 3 in this order: KW V3, ARK DTP, Stance GR+.
Thanks! I called the local Stealer and they quoted me almost $1k for Track shocks and springs *yikes* For just a little bit more, I'm better off getting a coilover kit. Although I have seen people selling their Track suspension for $200 on Gencoupe so that's something I'll jump on while I'm saving up for coilovers.

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