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Old 04-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #1
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anyone bought these?? would i be waisting my money gettting them. the price seems good but i have a feeling i would be better off going with Eibach...... heres the link to the ebay ones.... http://compare.ebay.com/like/1107873..._lwgsi=y&cbt=y
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #2
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Off brand springs are usually "off brand" for a reason. By looking at the auction details, I can tell you that their claimed "450 lbs/in Front and 250 lbs/in Rear" rates are extremely ridiculous. That puts the front at a very soft rate with the rears at a very stiff rate. Solid axle cars need a softer rate out back than this because it won't allow the rear to move around the way it should. Also, you cannot determine the quality of a spring that costs this little. There is no telling what materials were used or how long they will hold up. We offer lowering springs using some of the best quality materials with a LIFETIME warranty against sag or defects. Yes, they cost a good bit more, but we also have proven results, great customer feedback, and quality we can stand behind. Our rates are 550 lbs/in linear fronts and 160 lbs/in dual rate rears.

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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I would sooner rather cut my stock springs than buy cheap knock-off lowering springs. In fact, I did.
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Spend your money on a quality, proven product.
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ebay lowering springs, $100, bad idea?
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it shocks me people still post about it. its ebay dood
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it shocks me people still post about it. its ebay dood
because EVERYTHING on eBay is 100% junk.
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I will never understand why people are willing to put junk parts on their cars. If you want to lower it wait a few weeks and save for some good springs.

Leave fleabay for the ricers.

I wouldn't run the Eibachs either FWIW
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yea some body put those green ones on my car b/f i bought it. they rode really bad.
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I have some ebay springs, ride seems fine to me but, im used to daily driving my 69 camaro and leaf springs are a whole another animal.
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If youre looking for cheap springs, I went with these and have no regrets:

Pics of My Budget Lowering Setup - Summit Brand Springs
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its not that im trying to just buy cheap stuff i would love to have the best quality stuff, but being a senior in high school trying to save money for school, pay for my own gas, work and sill have some money to have fun i was just wondering if they any good. will probally go with a good set instead.
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If your trying to save some money and drop the car a good amount look into K-Sport springs, I do not personally run them, but they get good reviews for most makes and models. Their a 1.8in drop f/r for our cars, and are a progressive rate. When I was seeking to lower my car I was seriously considering them, they'll cost around $120 but are of a higher quality than ebay springs. Just note that shocks are far more important than springs when lowering your car, especially 1.5in or more.
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If your trying to save some money and drop the car a good amount look into K-Sport springs, I do not personally run them, but they get good reviews for most makes and models. Their a 1.8in drop f/r for our cars, and are a progressive rate. When I was seeking to lower my car I was seriously considering them, they'll cost around $120 but are of a higher quality than ebay springs. Just note that shocks are far more important than springs when lowering your car, especially 1.5in or more.
1.8" drop + progressive rates + no listed spring rate = trouble.
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1.8" drop + progressive rates + no listed spring rate = trouble.
I completely agree, that's why I'm saving for some Strano's . Just figured I'd mention them, probably a higher quality than ebay springs haha, and they're really cheap.
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