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Old 05-28-2010, 03:34 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I had that happen alot, I lowered it only 1.5" and put alot of scuff marks on the stock front air dam, it did make it so I had to slow down going in and out of parking lots, driveways, around speed bumps.
I just wish I would have kept the stock parts because when I went to switch back I had to buy all new and Honda shocks don't seem to wear out from what I've seen.
I guess I'm lucky because I didn't do it. The saturnfans members say that the ride doesn't suffer with Eibachs (1" front, 1.3" back), but maybe they are "invested" in the look, so the daily driving characteristics doesn't bother them as much. I still half-wish I did it because I see enough space in the wheel-well, but hearing these stories tempers that instinct.

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Old 05-28-2010, 03:51 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I would think when you put in new springs, the car should have to go in for an alignment. Perhaps it was pretty out of whack originally, which could be part of the 13%.
Yes, lower the car, do an alignment.

Oddly, when I put new struts and Vogtland lowering springs on my 2000 Impala, I found that my car's front airdam scraped far less than it did before. The old struts and springs may have just been really worn out, I suppose.

I can't say it improved my mileage much, but it definitely made the car a lot more enjoyable to drive.
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Wait til you see the ad for my new 3-meter lift kit which cuts drag by 100% by raising the vehicle up and completely out of ground effect.
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After I swapped struts/springs in my car, it actually lifted it a touch (the old struts were dead). The front camber is non-adjustable, and it currently shows some positive camber that's wearing the outside corners of the front tires. I'll probably switch back to the old front springs to bring it back down and level the camber out. Not sure what it'll do in terms of aero, though.

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