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Old 09-03-2008, 12:45 PM   #1
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Lowest springs?

Alright, well I currently have the Eibach's on my 9-3. For me, they don't drop the car low enough at all.





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.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:46 PM   #2
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Cut one coil off.
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The intrax on Ben's car are insanely low...

Not sure if you can get intrax for a 9-3 though.
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I'd love for my 9-3 to be as low as these Bimmers. And no, they're not on coilovers.

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Old 09-03-2008, 12:52 PM   #5
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Castor troys intrax springs are way lower than my vogtland springs
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:58 PM   #6
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Cut one coil off.
Actually, that's what we did with JK's car.

Cut the bottom coil off of it. It really isn't a performance or safety issue...unless you start chopping off more than that and don't have the struts to match the drop.

you could easily take another 1/2 inch off without an issue.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:04 PM   #7
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I've cut springs with OK results, I've also bought lowering springs. I could not tell the difference. Upgrading the struts was what made the big difference.
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I get the impression he's doing this more for looks than performance anyway.
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Old 09-03-2008, 04:51 PM   #9
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Intrax are damn low. Here they are on my NG.



I know DIP has figured out how to swap 9-3 springs onto the NG, so I am sure you can go the other way.

The intrax springs are crap though, you are probably better off cutting some others.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:16 PM   #10
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I get the impression he's doing this more for looks than performance anyway.
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Intrax are damn low. Here they are on my NG.

I know DIP has figured out how to swap 9-3 springs onto the NG, so I am sure you can go the other way.

The intrax springs are crap though, you are probably better off cutting some others.


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Ride height looks great!

Why are they crap? pls splain.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:55 PM   #11
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:59 PM   #12
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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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Old 09-03-2008, 06:58 PM   #13
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my intrax springs are ridiculously low.
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I have B+G on my NG900. I've actually raised the back by about 1/2" with rubber spacers where the coils touch.

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Old 09-04-2008, 07:41 AM   #15
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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!
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good luck! post pictures of the increased drop when you're done
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Old 09-04-2008, 09:14 AM   #17
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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.
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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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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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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.
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Old 09-04-2008, 10:26 AM   #20
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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.

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