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Ride Height Options? Give your Personal Favorate!

Posted by Robert_Ard, Sep 19, 2013

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  1. 1990dsmkid

    1990dsmkid Proven Member

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    i know your looking for 2gs but I have megan coilovers on my 1g and they are not that bad. I also run 18s with 215/35 tires so with the combo I sit low but not too low and have little wheel gap and looks good.The ride is a little rougj but I need to play around with adjusting the coilovers and the tires being that small of a sidewall doesnt help either. Not sure how much I am lowered as I bought the car at this height but check out pics in my profile if you want to see what Im running with
     

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    1990 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  2. Ghost_92TSi

    Ghost_92TSi Proven Member

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    I had eibach pro-kit with Tokico Illuminas. I loved it, wheel gap gone, and handled awesome, would of been better if it wasn't for the crappy tires I had.
     

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    1992 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  3. Vdubzr32

    Vdubzr32 Proven Member

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    Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey
    Here the 1.3 drop on GR2 excel struts on 18x8 ultra leggera
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  4. deylag

    deylag Proven Member

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    Milpitas, California
    For the money the Koni Yellow Struts with Eibach Springs are a economical option with great adjustability and dampening.

    I drove a car with these before and they absorb bumps and dips well.
     
  5. Brax93

    Brax93 Proven Member

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    I have eibach springs with Tokico Illuminas. I believe 1.75-2in drop rides nice and smooth but my bumper does scrape sometimes pulling in my driveway.
     
  6. MachineGunSquad

    MachineGunSquad Proven Member

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    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    My car before getting the coils... Koni Reds w/ Eibach springs



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  7. T is for TURBO

    T is for TURBO Proven Member

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    Megan EZ street coil overs. I set it for a 1.5" drop, but it has clearly settled a bit since than. It's too low for Wisconsin roads. I need to roll the edge under the rear wheel well because it's cutting my expensive tires. Small bumps will cause the tires to run the top of the wheel well. I will probably raise it about .25 inches this winter.
     

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    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
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  8. Robert_Ard

    Robert_Ard Probationary Member

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    i Agree with the Rims looking like they are Tucked Under the Car, This is Completely off topic But what should i upgrade the Brakes to. I am Starting with Braking and Suspension First. I always do this First because if you enjoy corners more than Straight-aways, you can have the Most Fun out of your car without having to build your Engine Immediately.

    i know the Stock Rims will leave little Room under the car, and this will lead to me Scraping but ya gotta work with what ya got while on a budget Right? :D

    Love the Drop ya got goin there. Nice and Slammed! but the *Rotas? Enkei's?* you have in the Last photos you posted they look Awesome..... what are they?
     

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder N/T
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  9. WES_393

    WES_393 DSM Wiseman

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    Those are Enkei RPF1's.

    It would be best to upgrade the master cylinder first (with a stock AWD master). That would make it worthwhile to install the larger 2-pot brakes on the front. You could upgrade the rears at the same time and maintain stock braking bias, but with the larger front brakes alone you would notice a huge improvement in overall braking.
     
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  10. Evo3Codriver

    Evo3Codriver Proven Member

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    Why go lower when you can go higher?!

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    Damn kids these days. :ohdamn: And pull up your pants.
     
  11. jdxnc

    jdxnc Proven Member

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    2" drop on Tien Superstreet coilovers.

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  12. Robert_Ard

    Robert_Ard Probationary Member

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    a month later, i have gotten a Set of Tein Springs and a spare set of Stock shocks/struts, along with a Gst rear brake Conversion.. none installed but they are laying in my garage..... Got for Dirt cheap on Craigslist..... like 30 bucks for both if you don't count the fenders, Rear spyder Windows front bumper etc,etc,etc Now to find a 1G Gsx and Steal the master-cylinder and Front calipers then for SS brake lines we will see if i can find em for cheap LOL
    Thank you for showing me what i need for the Fronts still need to do some more research
     

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  13. fbodyfreak

    fbodyfreak Proven Member

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    1.5" here.
     
  14. crash89

    crash89 Proven Member

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  15. MachineGunSquad

    MachineGunSquad Proven Member

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    Kalamazoo, Michigan
    The wheels I have just mounted on are Square G6's... 18x9.5 +12... I'm hoping I can get the fenders pulled to today. Need to fit those tires under the fender a little bit better LOL.
     
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  16. 95VENG

    95VENG Proven Member

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    Gilbert, Arizona
    i have 2inch springs with kyb's on my avenger and they work great and sit right at the perfect height. anytime u change rife height an alignment is recommended
     
  17. 99ECLIPSEGSXDSM

    99ECLIPSEGSXDSM Proven Member

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    Fixed that for you :thumb:

    1.5 drop with prokits and illumina's
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