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Well, UPS messed up the delivery of my SR lowering springs and AM refunded my order so now I got to thinking whether or not I should look at other springs.

I can get the SR's for 103.99, but the drop might (50/50) require CC plates, even though I'm very low mileage and the stock iso's aren't worn out.

But I can get Steeda Sport Springs for about $210 and I've read that they're high quality products. And with a 1.25 inch drop, I won't need CC plates.

The common denominator is that they're both standard rate. I've been set on that since I don't want to sacrifice performance, but will H&R SS's perform nearly as well even though they're progressives? If they do, I might just shell out the extra cash for them and the CC plates that they'll require.

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Can't say anything about the SRs or the steeda springs but I love my h&r ss springs :dunno What are you looking for performance wise?
 

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The H&R's will offer a more comfortable ride, but they will "hurt" launch performance. Unless you go to the track often and your main goal is to have the best time possible, I don't think H&R's would be all that problematic in your situation. There are other suspension components, such as LCAs, that can potentially counteract the affect the lowering springs have on your launch.

Edit: Depending how low you want to go you might want to consider either the Eibach Pro-Kit or Eibach Sportlines. Eibach makes a quality product and they also makes CJ Pony Part's brand names springs which are the same springs as the Eibachs but for a reduced price.
 

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I love my H&r springs. Gave the car a great stance. Car still rides pretty good.
 

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Can't say anything about the SRs or the steeda springs but I love my h&r ss springs :dunno What are you looking for performance wise?
I'm not looking to get every hundredth of a second I can at the track because the only strip near me just got taken down. But I do like being confident in the corners and embarrassing the occasional ricer at a red light. I also don't want clearance problems, which is why I leaned away from the H&R's originally. Even w/o longtubes, would I scrape with H&R's?
 

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I'm not looking to get every hundredth of a second I can at the track because the only strip near me just got taken down. But I do like being confident in the corners and embarrassing the occasional ricer at a red light. I also don't want clearance problems, which is why I leaned away from the H&R's originally. Even w/o longtubes, would I scrape with H&R's?
I used to scrape my catted midpipe with the h&rs if I wasnt careful. I have now rubbed my Lts 1 or 2 times but I rub my intercooler more than anything:facepalm:. If your careful and take speed bumps and bad bumps the right way you will be fine for the most part.
 

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Yeah, wtf.

And I think I'd do SR's before CJ Pony's just because I'm on a tight budget and if I'm going to go with a less expensive product, I'm gonna save as much as I can.

So I guess it's pretty much down to Steeda's vs. SR's. Any opinions on Steeda's or info about drop if you leave out front iso's?
 

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Also, I know that it would go against what I said about budget, but you think I could do coil-overs for under...let's say $700? I get pretty good discounts because my dad has an auto shop so I could probably get 25-40% off of market price on most parts. It would just be sick as hell to not have to worry about clearance because I could adjust as I see fit and when I go to a show, I could drop it lowwww.
 

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H&R SS springs. Best lowering springs I've ever had.
 

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H&R ss's sit just perfect!

But beware! I have a UPR o/r x with a MAC cat back and I scrape like a bastard!

I even ripped a tail pipe off once driving down Woodhaven Blvd in Queens.

It scrapes everywhere! There's no such thing as going over a speed bump without scraping my exhaust.

I used to have Tein S-tech's and they absolutely sucked. Terribly bouncy. I'm back to the stock springs no. No more lowering springs for me, all about track times now.
 

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I have the Steeda Sport springs and the ride is better than stock. Very pleased here



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That looks nice. I want to get a pair of R888's when I get new wheels down the road. I have T1R's out back right now, which I see is what you have up front. How do they hook on the street when they're not warmed up?

Also, did you need CC plates?
 

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H&R SS.
 

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What dampners are you running. This is important if you care any about your ride. Dampners NEED to match the springs.

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If you're asking me, my suspension is pretty much stock.
 

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H&R ss's sit just perfect!

But beware! I have a UPR o/r x with a MAC cat back and I scrape like a bastard!

I even ripped a tail pipe off once driving down Woodhaven Blvd in Queens.

It scrapes everywhere! There's no such thing as going over a speed bump without scraping my exhaust.

I used to have Tein S-tech's and they absolutely sucked. Terribly bouncy. I'm back to the stock springs no. No more lowering springs for me, all about track times now.
Yeah I'm the same, but with a Pypes o/r x. I've only scraped two times: a road no Mustang of any height should travel (I was basically off-roading), and a ramp like incline in the road that levels out at the top, in my downtown area.

The H&R SS's are the **** though... ride quality is decent all things considered. And the drop is the best you're going to get without, A.) cutting springs or B.) Coilovers. They handle well too, with a 750lb. front spring rating. DON'T judge by my sig, those were cheap $90 SVE springs.
Here is a pic as of the other day(with NO isos), I can't wait to get my 18's back on. The stance will be very nice.


Once I get my Bilstein Sport shocks put on, it should be a pretty firm and predictable ride.
 
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