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Old 01-15-2012, 06:00 AM
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Default Lowering my R50 HELP!

Okay... Im looking to lower my r50.

What will be the best bang for the buck combo?

Coilovers, camber link, etc....

Shocks, springs, camber link, etc...

Coils no camber links? (is that reliable)

I just need help. Im mounting my new wheels on my car this week and want to lower as soon as i can.

Id like to stay as cheap and consistent as possible.

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Old 01-15-2012, 06:00 AM
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My car is an 06' incase anyone needs to know.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:38 PM
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>>>and want to lower as soon as i can.

This isn't something you want to "rush" into IMO.
I HIGHLY recommend doing an advanced search. Look for "springs" and "coilovers". There is hours to read.

Generally speaking... Coils ride better than springs and have more freedom to adjust height and or ride quality. They are more expensive than springs, however if you are throwing lowering springs onto your OEM shocks then you're going to eventually need to replace them as they will be more stressed at a lower traveling height than intended. You'll then end up looking at a quality pair of shocks like Koni Yellows and amy get a little sticker shock as Koni Yellows + Lowering Springs put you gosh darn close to the cost of a pair of coilovers + time/possibly labor costs of swapping out your now blown OEM shocks. Depending on just how low you want to go you'll want to look into camber solutions too, and well, there ya have it.

Does that about cover it guys?
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:55 PM
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Hottinroof is spot on
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:18 AM
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Coilovers it is! Haha. I guess I'll need coils, control arms, and a good alignment to get me set?
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:27 AM
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Adjustable control arms aren't required. A little camber never hurt anyone.
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Old 01-17-2012, 01:35 AM
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Adjustable control arms aren't required. A little camber never hurt anyone.
What ab tire wear ;p?
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:10 PM
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A wonderful quote, from I believe Rally.

"All tires wear"
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Old 01-17-2012, 07:59 PM
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A wonderful quote, from I believe Rally.

"All tires wear"
Yea I guess that's right. Haha. How does the negative camer effect handling?
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Old 01-17-2012, 08:07 PM
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do you autox or do any aggressive driving for recreation? i'm guessing you don't since you're asking the handling question...
if not, don't worry about it.
if yes, more rear negative camber will affect your ability to get the rear loose or swing it around.
consequently this can also feel more stable in long high speed sweepers.
more negative front camber will help in your ability to stay in the corner along with less understeer.
this will make your car feel twitchy under wet conditions or bumpy roads.
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