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For those of us that are planning on lowering the car. Which one would you choose and why? Are you going with coilovers or springs? For me I'd most likely go with coilovers because I want the adjustability that I get with coilovers.
 

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depending on whether i have enough cash i might just go with springs. it wont be as good as coilovers and they arent adjustable by any means. if i do go with spring ill most likely pick up a set of tein springs.
 

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I'd say coilovers just cuz I heard lowering springs r cheap and make car look good but in long run u have tons of issues that ur better off buying coilovers
 

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Coilovers are always the better way out. It will cost you more in the beginning but worth it in the end. I have buddies of mine that get springs and months later they decide they want to raise or lower the car, at least with coilovers you can easily do this.
 

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My honest opition is to do springs and an adjustable shock. Coilovers are "ok" for ride height adjustments but you can never get the car to be the same height on either side without hours of playing around. The benifites of doing a coil-over, over a shock/spring combo with the proper rates is minimual. In my opion not worth the money. My car has factory mazdaspeed lowering springs financed into the car and I got warrenty on the suspension still. I track it and you can view the pictures in my post under the new members section. Car drives flat and looks fine. Not to low not to high. Any lower then what I have would just be a pain and depending on the height dangerous. I see too many people riding the bump stops on coilovers losing all suspension ride and in turn reducing there abillity to corner. On the other hand if your looking to be low, coil-overs are the only choice.
 

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My honest opition is to do springs and an adjustable shock. Coilovers are "ok" for ride height adjustments but you can never get the car to be the same height on either side without hours of playing around. The benifites of doing a coil-over, over a shock/spring combo with the proper rates is minimual. In my opion not worth the money. My car has factory mazdaspeed lowering springs financed into the car and I got warrenty on the suspension still. I track it and you can view the pictures in my post under the new members section. Car drives flat and looks fine. Not to low not to high. Any lower then what I have would just be a pain and depending on the height dangerous. I see too many people riding the bump stops on coilovers losing all suspension ride and in turn reducing there abillity to corner. On the other hand if your looking to be low, coil-overs are the only choice.
im a big fan of coilover suspension setups but you do make some good points on why a spring setup can be better.

i just like the fact that i can slam my car in the summer and raise it up for winter driving so for that, coilovers = win for me.

but a mild spring setup shouldn't be a problem in any weather

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