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09-04-2008 12:22 PM
snow4_1man
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Originally Posted by Lendo View Post
The LM reps are hot as well!
ha exactly the poor mans bbs wheels. There are a few that you can get for decent money that show the look off very nice. Def for under 1k.
09-04-2008 12:19 PM
Lendo
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Originally Posted by snow4_1man View Post
with a car only worth a few more k then the wheels i would not also. But i can see myself paying 2k + for some BBS LM going on a 50k car or so.
The LM reps are hot as well!
09-04-2008 12:19 PM
snow4_1man
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Originally Posted by SAAB9-3USA View Post
I would never pay that much for a set of rims.
with a car only worth a few more k then the wheels i would not also. But i can see myself paying 2k + for some BBS LM going on a 50k car or so.
09-04-2008 12:17 PM
SAAB9-3USA I would never pay that much for a set of rims.
09-04-2008 12:16 PM
Elmo ... nvm, lol
09-04-2008 11:58 AM
snow4_1man
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Originally Posted by Elmo View Post
those. wheels. look. incredible. :jawdrop:
very STi-ish where can i get some?
That's actually a PS of the rims i was debating on getting. I opted for BBS LM and was going to paint them gold, then sold them from some Work emotions CR KIA.

The PS wheels on that car are BBS LM F1 edition, a used set of 18x8 will run you around $2500 plus another $300 for custom adapters cause more then likely the bolt pattern will be 5x114. You can aquire the BBS LM for about 1250 to 1700 used depending on the size shape.
09-04-2008 11:25 AM
Elmo
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Originally Posted by snow4_1man View Post
those. wheels. look. incredible. :jawdrop:
very STi-ish where can i get some?
09-04-2008 11:11 AM
snow4_1man
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Originally Posted by Lendo View Post
Wow, looks awesome.

Is that the one that A32 had?
ya it was, he took great care of the car for sure. Its a shame that it was crashed, now I'm spending my time trying to get the current vig up to par with my last one.
09-04-2008 10:40 AM
Castor Troy the intrax springs in my ng900 look WAY lower in back than tboy's.
09-04-2008 10:39 AM
Tboy
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Originally Posted by Lendo View Post
Why are they crap? pls splain.
The rear springs have just about completely collapsed. I looked under there the other day and with no load on the car, they were almost completely compressed. The front seem OK, but overall the ride has been really harsh ever since I've had them.

Tboy
09-04-2008 10:33 AM
Lendo
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Originally Posted by snow4_1man View Post
Stay away from B&G they always sag in all the reviews i read. My dads 9k had intrax and it def sat pretty low, overall the quality was not that bad.

This is was my car (crashed) with koni shocks and springs. I don't think i would go any lower it was just the perfect height. If your just going for looks i would suggest going with intrax, or cutting your current springs.

Wow, looks awesome.

Is that the one that A32 had?
09-04-2008 10:26 AM
snow4_1man Stay away from B&G they always sag in all the reviews i read. My dads 9k had intrax and it def sat pretty low, overall the quality was not that bad.

This is was my car (crashed) with koni shocks and springs. I don't think i would go any lower it was just the perfect height. If your just going for looks i would suggest going with intrax, or cutting your current springs.

09-04-2008 10:02 AM
Aero
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Originally Posted by DeLorean View Post
Low is great, but if it's a daily driver you probably need some ride height for every-day functionality, especially over rough roads. With my SPG that has Skandix springs (they sit very low) the car handles great on smooth flat roads, but over sharp yumpy terrain, or through rough interchanges, it is jumpy and somewhat unpredictable over bumps, especially in sharp turns. I actually find that in most situations I prefer the stock suspension over a lowered car with stiffer springs because it takes it to an excess. The car does not need to be that stiff or that low, it's just uncomfortable and slower through most of the roads I drive on.

and forget about snow use with a super low car, unless you have studded snows... on that thought, you might be able to plow peoples driveways with your airdam, so it might actually be a bonus money maker!
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Originally Posted by Aero View Post
I'd like to elimnate most of the wheel gap. What springs provide the most drop? This isn't a daily driver and it's not driven in the winter so I am not worried about it being slammed.
Basically, I'm doing this for looks. I know that lower does not equal "moar bettar" handling.
09-04-2008 09:46 AM
DeLorean Low is great, but if it's a daily driver you probably need some ride height for every-day functionality, especially over rough roads. With my SPG that has Skandix springs (they sit very low) the car handles great on smooth flat roads, but over sharp yumpy terrain, or through rough interchanges, it is jumpy and somewhat unpredictable over bumps, especially in sharp turns. I actually find that in most situations I prefer the stock suspension over a lowered car with stiffer springs because it takes it to an excess. The car does not need to be that stiff or that low, it's just uncomfortable and slower through most of the roads I drive on.

and forget about snow use with a super low car, unless you have studded snows... on that thought, you might be able to plow peoples driveways with your airdam, so it might actually be a bonus money maker!
09-04-2008 09:14 AM
wasaaabi I've got springs from swedish dynamics that are insanely low. I'm actually looking to replace them with the eibach's because they're too low. If you look, it's alot like the slammed bimmers you speak of:





If you end up gettin rid of the eibach's please let me know. I wouldn't sell you mine or make a square trade b/c they're in rough shape...the paint is all peeling off of them. But if your Eibachs are in decent shape, i'm interested.
09-04-2008 08:44 AM
Elmo good luck! post pictures of the increased drop when you're done
09-04-2008 07:41 AM
Aero Hmm. The B&G's look great out back but the front doesn't look quite low enough. I'm probally going to cut the bottom coil off mine and see where that get me. Thanks for all the advice guys!
09-04-2008 07:25 AM
ERP I have B+G on my NG900. I've actually raised the back by about 1/2" with rubber spacers where the coils touch.

09-03-2008 06:58 PM
Castor Troy my intrax springs are ridiculously low.
09-03-2008 05:59 PM
8valvegrowl Nick's coilovers.

From what I understand that Intrax springs don't have enough active coils, so you are basically always on the bumpstop/have spring binding.

If you cut or torch the springs (which is iffy) do as JK and Topher said...cut the bottom coil which isn't active. 55-60mm (from stock) is pretty much max you can do though with Koni Yellows.
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