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Old 02-13-2013, 12:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Wait so these springs make the front higher then the rear?
The car is lower all the way around. And yes, the front is still slightly higher, but just about .05" more. I will post pictures as soon as the weather here in Texas clears up. I want to show off my new 20" Enkie wheels too.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Dave lists BCs for $1024. I got them on a group buy for less than that. I like the fact that I can adjust them when ever I want.

I like the fact that the rear is slightly higher than the front. Gives the car the look of movement while standing still.



I hear you about speed bumps and dragging the front end. I finally gave up and raised my car enough to make sure I could drive into my driveway at home without dragging something every time.
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I considered coilovers, but I'm in college and can't afford the price tag. For me eliminating the massive wheel gap is what I'm after.

I'm definitely interested to see pictures of the sprint springs installed because at this point I am deciding between these and the B&G springs. I can get the B&G for $185.99 shipped and they say 1.75" drop all around, but I haven't found anything about them on the forum or anywhere else as far as people's experience with them on the Solstice.
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There are people with them. Check the sky forum too.

Add an alignment to the price. :-)
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Old 02-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I considered coilovers, but I'm in college and can't afford the price tag. For me eliminating the massive wheel gap is what I'm after.
What you all should be at is to lower for appearance sake, WITHOUT compromising handling. Until someone bump steers this suspension we won't know how badly you are screwing up your handling just so the car looks tough.

I'll second Rob on the BC shocks - excellent product the equal of those made elsewhere for 1.5 - 2 X the price.
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Old 02-14-2013, 02:36 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Here is how the Sprint Lowering Springs looked on my Sol. See this thread

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:35 AM   #22 (permalink)
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That does look good! Do you have any input on what others are saying about the front sitting higher than the rear?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:34 AM   #23 (permalink)
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That does look good! Do you have any input on what others are saying about the front sitting higher than the rear?

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I did not notice that problem. My car had the same chasis height from the ground on all four corners.

Theory One: For some, they indicated that the rear seemed lower but when the chasis distance to the ground was actually measured on all corners, it was even. They attribute this to some sort of optical illusion.

Theory Two: I know of at least one person who installed the springs incorrectly. The kit does not come with instructions so the installer has to guess which is front and which is rear. This did result in the front being higher than the rear. If I can remember correctly, the longer springs go in front and the shorter, wider springs (with two differnt wind patterns) go in back. Verify this first before installation.

I liked the springs but they were still a bit too low for my taste and the roads I drive on so I decided to upgrate to the KW Variant 1 adjustable Coil overs. I now have the rear 1/2 inch higher than the fronts and I really like that stance more.

Anyway, those are my theories. Hope it helps.
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #24 (permalink)
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It finally stopped raining here in TX. I will take pictures and post some later on today.
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Old 02-16-2013, 11:02 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Here is how the Sprint Lowering Springs looked on my Sol. See this thread

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It may be harder to see with those fat 18 inch meaty tire you have there, but I can still see what appears to be a slightly higher few mm in the front. I have your springs I bought from you installed on my car with 20" rims and low profile tires. It looks much better today. Ride height dropped a few mm after i drove it around and put about 150 miles on it.
Here is just one of my photos I took today. I am going to start a new thread showing more. Look for my BLACK WIDOW PROJECT PHASE 1 posting
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:21 PM   #26 (permalink)
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I have these Sprint springs on my car, I've had them on for about a year now.

Like some others have said, the front sits slightly higher than the rear. At first it kinda bothered me but I got over it quick. If the fronts were any lower it wouldn't be possible to daily drive, I daily drive mine and it scrapes on the deflector all the time on many entrances. The scraping doesn't bother me because it's just the plastic deflector that scrapes and not the actual bumper, anyone who's owned a low car is probably used to scraping on entrances and exits.

I noticed much better handling over the stock sport option springs (I think FE3?) even before my alignment, then I had the car aligned with more aggressive specs and I couldn't of been happier with the springs + the alignment.

Do not change the springs without getting an alignment done, you'll wear out your tires very quick then have a much more expensive bill waiting for you. I've read about people wearing out tires within ~50-100 miles on a misaligned car, so it's not one of those things where you can say it can wait a little while.

I'd say I've been very happy with my Sprint springs, I'm going to be switching to coilovers soon, probably the BC racing ones. But I'd buy those springs again or recommend them to anyone who wants an aggressive drop.

The car sits very low, if you don't want such a dramatic drop you should probably try the Echibach(sp?) springs, which are I think 1.25-1.5 inch vs the 2+ inch drop these Sprint springs will give you.

I purchased mine off of eBay for I think $109 with free shipping, at the time it was less than half the price of any of the competitor springs, though the quality certainly seemed top notch out of the box and have held up fine so far for me.

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I have these Sprint springs on my car, I've had them on for about a year now.

Like some others have said, the front sits slightly higher than the rear. At first it kinda bothered me but I got over it quick. If the fronts were any lower it wouldn't be possible to daily drive, I daily drive mine and it scrapes on the deflector all the time on many entrances. The scraping doesn't bother me because it's just the plastic deflector that scrapes and not the actual bumper, anyone who's owned a low car is probably used to scraping on entrances and exits.

I noticed much better handling over the stock sport option springs (I think FE3?) even before my alignment, then I had the car aligned with more aggressive specs and I couldn't of been happier with the springs + the alignment.

Do not change the springs without getting an alignment done, you'll wear out your tires very quick then have a much more expensive bill waiting for you. I've read about people wearing out tires within ~50-100 miles on a misaligned car, so it's not one of those things where you can say it can wait a little while.

I'd say I've been very happy with my Sprint springs, I'm going to be switching to coilovers soon, probably the BC racing ones. But I'd buy those springs again or recommend them to anyone who wants an aggressive drop.

The car sits very low, if you don't want such a dramatic drop you should probably try the Echibach(sp?) springs, which are I think 1.25-1.5 inch vs the 2+ inch drop these Sprint springs will give you.

I purchased mine off of eBay for I think $109 with free shipping, at the time it was less than half the price of any of the competitor springs, though the quality certainly seemed top notch out of the box and have held up fine so far for me.
Except the Eibach springs are even lower than the Sprint line.
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