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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 02-08-2017, 12:57 AM
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Lowered cars are so pretty! I hate that wheel gap, seems the German cars have much smaller gaps.
But I also love how my GT hatch is handling bumps and road imperfection, the ride is responsive, yet smooth.
I figure I sit in my car much more than I'll look at it, think I'm just going to leave the suspension alone.
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I have racing beat springs with koni fsd shocks and the ride is really nice. A few other members on here also have the same set up and can confirm the ride is nicer than stock. I've been hesitant in lowering my car because I did not want to lose the stock ride quality. After reading others with this setup they all liked it so I finally pulled the trigger. I've now gotten rid of the giant wheel gap and improved the ride quality over stock as it feels more smoother than stock suspension.


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So if you are going lower get new shocks with the lowering springs, if so what brands to get and size of shocks would one need for lowering springs.

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So if you are going lower get new shocks with the lowering springs, if so what brands to get and size of shocks would one need for lowering springs.
How low do you want your car? H&R springs seem about right, not too low. 45mm in the rear, 25mm in the front. Koni FSDs ride very well paired with these.
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In which case Eibach prokit is the way to go. A little bit of drop to just give a little bit nicer look, and very close to standard ride quality. Mazda sells exactly the same kit as their own official upgrade part and can even fit it in the official dealership. UK 'sport black' comes with it as standard.
Mazda does not sell the same exact kit. Mazda Europe sells a different Eibach kit that has a linear spring not progressive like everyone else her has. I would know because I have the European kit. The drop is very much comparable to Corksport unlike the progressive drop with is just a bit more than Racingbeat.

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Just put my Eibach ProKit and Koni FSDs on last week (Roughly $900). Ride quality is great. My major concern in dropping was ride quality. Got the wife and kiddo to worry about, and I didn't want a jarring ride.

I am incredibly happy with the end result. The wife didn't even notice anything (and trust me when I say she notices everything!). You'll be please with it:

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Hey every one! Give photo with your Lowered cars, please!
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My Wife didnt notice anything with racing beat with stock dampers didn't tell her about install,Passed that test.
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My Wife didnt notice anything with racing beat with stock dampers didn't tell her about install,Passed that test.
My wife isn't a big fan of riding in my car because of the exhaust, she did say after getting in, "Did you lower your car again?"
I laughed, because thoughts of JBR adjustable, or new dampers were currently on my mind.

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You should put your car on air. Specifically my old setup that I'm trying to get rid of. Decent ride and lots of flexibility

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