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post #16 of 49 (permalink) Old 12-21-2008, 10:11 AM Thread Starter
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What are your wheel/tire specs? Looks fantastic.

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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.


Hey! I still dig this car!
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What are your wheel/tire specs? Looks fantastic.
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post #18 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-02-2009, 11:33 AM
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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.


God damn that looks sexy..

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Eibach - Sportline 
For: 2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
Submodel/Fitment Info: SOLSTICE; L4; 2.4L; GAS 

Vehicle Fitment & Part Notes
Lowering Kit; Incl. 4 Coil Springs; Front w/1.6 in. Drop And Rear w/2 in. Drop
After purchasing these and having them installed what else needs to be done? Alignment and anything else?

Is the ride really ok?
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Looks very nice lowered.
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God damn that looks sexy..

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For: 2006 PONTIAC SOLSTICE
Submodel/Fitment Info: SOLSTICE; L4; 2.4L; GAS 

Vehicle Fitment & Part Notes
Lowering Kit; Incl. 4 Coil Springs; Front w/1.6 in. Drop And Rear w/2 in. Drop
After purchasing these and having them installed what else needs to be done? Alignment and anything else?

Is the ride really ok?

LOL.... yes the ride is great!!!! Alignment is pretty easy I had firestone do mine...JUST WATCH THEM PUT IT ON THE STAND!!!!! Most tecks dont realize how steep the stand is..

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I lowered mine Eibach Pro-Kit.....went to 19" rims & tires love it.

Have an extra set of 19"x8.5 Rims & Tires General UHP 245x40x19 for sale $750 + shipping....if interested PM me...thanks Michael
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Wheel and tire size

What is your wheel and tire size?

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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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post #23 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-13-2013, 08:12 PM
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I'm still undecided myself about lowering mine. The car is my daily driver and there is a ton of construction around here. My last car was lowered, but even then it was not as low as the Sol in stock form. Seeing these pictures really makes me want to go for it. I'm not too concerned about ride, I'd rather a more firm ride then being too soft and bouncy as some springs can be. H&R makes springs for the Sol as well, but I haven't seen anyone mention using them.

I'm interested to hear more and see more pictures as well because this is all helping me decide.

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Adjustable ride height is a good option. Several of us have BC coil overs and can adjust height, stance, preload as well as rebound rates.

I have been running them on Punisher for several years. Go check out the threads on lowering fron a couple of years ago. Lots of good info there.

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Wow, lots of seat of the pants info here. Some better than others at least.

The cheap coilovers don't do winters well (if you have them). A friend ditched that cheap stuff because of those issues.

Here's a pic of KW V3's. The best out there IMO before full custom builds. This was about 2.75 inches drop. I brought it back up about an inch to handle better overall on the street and AX.



I ended up with about 1.75 inch drop with an aggressive street alignment as per that thread on this forum.

The more moderate drop pic here


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Here are some of Punisher at various heights. One of the advantages of BC is you can move it up and down when you wish.
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Both cars look great! I do like the idea of adjustability, although I'm not sure it will be necessary for my driving needs. I know if cost wasn't a factor I would definitely go for coilovers. The cost factor is what's appealing of just going with springs.

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Has anyone bump steered a Solstice? Ground clearance considerations aside, I wonder if dropping one a couple of inches wouldn't introduce some unwanted bump steer.

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You've asked that before and I'm pretty curious as well. If so, I wonder how that factored into GM's upgraded spring/shock packages which max out between 1.5-2" lower as well.

edit: I've been satisfied with the Sportlines for the past few years but have been meaning to try SnapOnBob's (iirc) DIY adjustable coilover setup with the stock Bilstens and some fancy spring perch assembling. Anyone else try something like that for height adjustment?

Whatever happens, in my eyes anything's better than the stock 4x4 setup

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post #30 of 49 (permalink) Old 01-15-2013, 07:32 AM
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It's pretty routine to check this when building a race car, and I just figured that one of the serious solo or race guys would have done it, but I guess they aren't watching this thread!

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