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Old 05-Apr-2005, 08:18 PM
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Springs and ride height

Hey, I was just wondering if the springs says 'average drop of F:1.75" and R:1.5" for all EK 96-00 - depending on application'

What does 'depending on application' mean?

I know that the SiRs are heaviest Eks (2,601 lbs.) and the hatchbacks are the lightest (2,359 lbs), while the EX sedans are in between (2,513 lbs.).

Now, does this mean that the hatchbacks will have less of a drop in height compared to the SiR? If so, what height should I expect? 1.6" in the front and 1.4" in the rear?

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Old 05-Apr-2005, 10:43 PM
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anyone know?
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Old 05-Apr-2005, 10:58 PM
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I think you're best bet might be to check in the Media section and look at some of the pictures that people have posted of thier cars. You can see what different drops look like.

Beside, I really don't think you'll notice a difference of 0.2" in height if you use a slightly different spring. Some companies have specifiec springs for each different model (H&R for example).

Average would mean that on you're car the springs might be higher or lower then what they are advertising. A full tank of gas or sub box in the back could effect the way the springs settle.
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they say "depending on application" because it also says 'average drop of F:1.75" and R:1.5"' so it may vary depending on the application. Just covering their butt i guess.
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So does an SiR get a lower drop than a hatchback?
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Old 06-Apr-2005, 01:26 AM
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It depends on the brand. H&R has specific springs for an SIR. They are stiffer probably because the car is heavier. If you put SIR specific springs on a Hatch, it might be higher because the car is lighter. But like I mentioned above, I don't think you'll notice a very slight change from an SIR spring to a non-SIR spring if the difference is only 0.5" or so.
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I have H&R's on my sedan (1.75F/1.5R) and they settled more in the front due to the extra weight of the driver/engine. I think it they would settle and look great if I had a sub in the back; just to bring them down another fraction of an inch.

I say go with something that lowers even at all 4 corners if you aren't going to have a system in your car. If you do want to go with a sub or something heavy in the rear, then a 1.75 / 1.5 spring setup would probabnly be great.

I can't stand seeing guys that drive aound with their rears tucking and their fronts showing the top of the tread because they have a system (it's a dead giveaway for theives too)
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Springs will settle over a period of time, due to weight and daily usage. That is why, ride height should be set from the tip of the fender to the ground, not based on how much a spring will allow the car to sink. But that's when adjustable suspension comes into play.

That number, is based on average and a heavier car will compress the springs more than that of a lighter car.
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