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lowering questions and pics

ok so i have a 2nd gen. and i have been wanting to lower it for a long time. but i have no idea how low i should go. so if you could help out and just post a side veiw picture of your car showing and telling how low it is and maybe what type of springs your on.i would like to 1.2, 1.6, 1.8, 2, 2.5, and 3
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I WILL MAKE THIS THREAD A STICKY IF WE CAN GET SOME GOOD INFO AND PICTURES ON HERE. THE OTHER LOWERING SPRINGS THREADS ARE VERY OUTDATED AND DON'T HAVE PICTURES WITH THEM. POST UP GUYS!

I have Eibach springs with Tokico Blue struts and about a 2" drop all around.



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this is my old RS, stock in the back and eibach springs with stock struts in the front I think it was 1.7"? not positive on that but anyways here you go...


this is as close to side view as I could find...


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https://www.mx6.com/forums/gallery/20...bach-apex.html

too lazy right now to get all the info out of there but theres alot in that thread and the other threads i posted links of


dont forget to get new strut mounts and other key suspension parts when youre lowering it or it wont be at its best......control arms, strut mounts, bushings etc

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Tokico Blues/Eibach



Blues/Eibach vs. Stock


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thanks guys keep postin though. this is a pic of my car right now. feel like im drivin a truck. but im just tryin to figure out whats going to look best. but chefspot you should sticky this once people start postin more. we need to get just about all the springs that they make for are car. with a picture telling how low it is. and there will never be anymore questions.
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My 2 inch drop next to stock, not sure what brand the springs are


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I will absolutely make this a sticky if we can get enough good info and pictures on here. I would like to lay it out like my other stickies and have links to websites that sell each spring along with spring rates and pictures of each option installed on a car. Maybe I will work on getting everything together this week.

Keep posting guys. I will need good pictures for the sticky!
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I have Eibach springs with Tokico Blue struts and about a 2" drop all around.
2"? I thought eibachs were only a 1" to 1.2" drop?

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That is what they advertise (1.3" front 1.2" rear) but they seemed to settle a little more than that.
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kyb struts ebay coilovers, 2" drop all around





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How hard was it to do the ebay coil overs.

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they were on the car when i bought it

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Have you looked at them.

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A little, the guy i bought it from said you have to shave the side of the strut or something for them to fit so its a pain in the ass. They are also hard as hell. Any little bump you hit hurts like a bitch. Eventually i am gonna redo the suspension but for now these will work.

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