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Old 12-03-2008, 06:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I would like to hear from anyone who's lowered their solstice.

What did you go with, what size wheels/tires, how you like it, etc!

I'm starting to look at my options and would love a staggered wheel set, but have not found many that I like!

Thanks in advance and I can't wait to see what you've all done!
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Old 12-03-2008, 06:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have lowered mine with eibach springs, and I still using my stock 18's couldn't find anything that I like.
Here's a pic of the car lowered.

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Old 12-03-2008, 07:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I went with the sportline springs (2in drop) I love it...it looks extreme but retains close to stock feel. Koning Traction wheels 18x7.5

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Old 12-03-2008, 07:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I have lowered mine with eibach springs, and I still using my stock 18's couldn't find anything that I like.
Here's a pic of the car lowered.

is this also a 2"drop?
I like it!
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Old 12-03-2008, 07:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I went with the sportline springs (2in drop) I love it...it looks extreme but retains close to stock feel. Koning Traction wheels 18x7.5

you say it's 2" correct? I'm wondering if the red one above has more than that. Looks like the rears are a little snugger up in the wells.

Both look fantastic and I appreciate the replies!

How's the ride?
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I have lowered mine with eibach springs, and I still using my stock 18's couldn't find anything that I like.
Here's a pic of the car lowered.

Did you have your wheels aligned?? They look like mine did before I had it done... (you will have some major tire wear if you leave it that way )
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you say it's 2" correct? I'm wondering if the red one above has more than that. Looks like the rears are a little snugger up in the wells.

Both look fantastic and I appreciate the replies!

How's the ride?
Both are a 2" drop.. here is mine with the stock wheels.. If you want to go any lower you haveto replace shocks/springs. My only worry with these is right behind the front tire is 4" from the ground so a speedbump over 4" is not your friend But as far as driveways just take it easy The ride is slightly stiffer than stock but...IMO stock is a bit stiff to so its not hard to get used to.

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Old 12-03-2008, 08:05 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Did you have your wheels aligned?? They look like mine did before I had it done... (you will have some major tire wear if you leave it that way )
Actually I haven't. I don't drive it too much.
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Old 12-03-2008, 08:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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is this also a 2"drop?
I like it!
It did say 2" drop, but mine went down a lil' more
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about lowering my Sol too.

Can you put GXP springs on a NA Sol? Also, I've seen a kit that say it lowers 1-1.3in from Eibach. Is that the same one you got and it just went lower? Just curious.
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Old 12-03-2008, 09:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The na and GXP springs are different.. Eibach has 2 kits one is 1.3 and the other is 2" IMO if you are going to lower go all the way
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For springs, sportlines are the way to go! If I had more $$ I would have gone with coilovers but I'm very happy w\ the lower drop, it looks amazing!! And ride is still good and speed bumps should be exstinct like dinosours and raised inclines ...
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Old 12-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Where did you get the black stripe down the side. I like how it looks!

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I went with the sportline springs (2in drop) I love it...it looks extreme but retains close to stock feel. Koning Traction wheels 18x7.5


I use Eibach race springs with Koni DA coilovers. I get a bit of rubbing in the rear when using the hoosiers.
I don't have a picutre of the car sitting still but this is the best i could find right now.

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Old 12-04-2008, 11:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I got the side stripes from autozone of all places... Most of the vinyl stuff they sell is kinda ricer and cheap...but these look great!
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Where did you get the black stripe down the side. I like how it looks!




I use Eibach race springs with Koni DA coilovers. I get a bit of rubbing in the rear when using the hoosiers.
I don't have a picutre of the car sitting still but this is the best i could find right now.

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