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Old 02-11-2008, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Performance Lowering Springs

Hi Solstice fans! Hope everyone is doing well! The reason for this post is that we here at Sprint Performance suspension has developed a lowering spring kit for the Soltice. I wanted to get some feed back from you enthusiasts. Do many people upgrade to performance lowering springs? What are peoples concerns? Have they heard about Sprint? We reallly appreciate your feed back! Thanks!
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Old 02-19-2008, 09:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It is hard to give feedback to a product that has never been tested by a member. As for some of the Q's you asked. There are alot of solstice owners who change out their springs to a Eibach kit. They are the only other lowering spring on the market right now that most of us know about The other way to go is with a KW coil over setup or a B+G Gravana setup. Other then that we are stuck with stock springs.
Concerns- hitting the bottom of the car and the front bumper. the car already sits really low. So it isnt a good idea to lower it more then 2inchs.
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Hi Solstice fans! Hope everyone is doing well! The reason for this post is that we here at Sprint Performance suspension has developed a lowering spring kit for the Soltice. I wanted to get some feed back from you enthusiasts. Do many people upgrade to performance lowering springs? What are peoples concerns? Have they heard about Sprint? We reallly appreciate your feed back! Thanks!
Let's see some pictures of the springs on and off the car!
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I'm looking for springs right now so shoot me a PM. I'll be the first to put em on for you.
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I spoke to them today...the drop for the GXP is 1.5" all around. I will be getting a set.
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I spoke to them today...the drop for the GXP is 1.5" all around. I will be getting a set.
How much $$ they get for them?
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I don't want to post any prices that I was told...I want to let the vendor do that because I don't want to give out false information.
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Old 03-07-2012, 08:17 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Hi there, I've installed a set last weekend, the rear sits lower than the front. Wondering if I installed the correct ones in the front and back. I installed the longer ones (more coils)at the front. Haven't tried them on the road yet, should try them next month once winter is finished.
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Hi there, I've installed a set last weekend, the rear sits lower than the front. Wondering if I installed the correct ones in the front and back. I installed the longer ones (more coils)at the front. Haven't tried them on the road yet, should try them next month once winter is finished.
I just had these installed tonight. I had a shop do it for me and they had the same problem. The springs are not marked front or rear. But the mechanic was pretty sure that the "progressive wound" tighter springs as he called them went in the front and that the wider spaced coils went in the rear. The tighter end faced up and the lager end faced down. The rear ones looked like the stock ones in appearance. At first when the car was set down from the rack, it was even all the way around. After I drove it home, got out and looked at it again, the rear had dropped allot more than the front. I was told to put about 500 miles on them to let them "settle" in properly. Seems to make sense, but so far visually it doesn't look right. I'm hoping the front drops about half an inch more. Any one else have these springs?
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Sorry. I have no experience with them. But when I first adjusted the height on my BCs I had it level and it did not look right to me either. Mine settled maybe a quarter inch. Good luck
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I'm interested to hear more as well because I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do for lowering my car. From what I found online, which wasn't much, these springs appear to be less expensive than other options.
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I'm interested to hear more as well because I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do for lowering my car. From what I found online, which wasn't much, these springs appear to be less expensive than other options.
Well after driving around more today the fronts have settled a little bit more and I actually like the fact that while the car is now lowered, it still has enough ground clearance at the front so that i don't have to worry about it scraping speed bumps or low curbs. I still have to me careful with large speed bumps and steep driveways, but they are not as severe as the Eibach springs I had on my first Solstice. The Eibach sportlines were to aggressive in the front and I had problems with rubbing all the time and un-even tire ware on the inside. These sprint line were cheap and do a great job safely. I can always add a rubber spacer between the rear coils if I want the rear to match the front more too. But for now, I'm happy with them.
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Wait so these springs make the front higher then the rear?
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Wait so these springs make the front higher then the rear?
I'm wondering the same thing, but that's what I've taken from reading this thread so far. I'm interested in pictures to get a better idea of what the drop looks like. Also where can these be purchased? I can't find anything online.
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