View Full Version : Coilovers or springs?
04-25-2002, 05:04 PM
I really need to get some handling parts for my car. I know that the sway bars would help the most but I just got new wheels I got to lower it. My question is how big of a difference are there between springs and coilovers? Obvious the coilovers will help more, but I am courious if am going to be hurting my times with springs?
PS Sway bars will soon follow no matter what i get.
04-25-2002, 06:33 PM
You won't do yourself ANY favors with just springs. In all likelihood, your handling will be worse afterwards than you started. You need to do the shocks, too, if you want good handling.
That's the advantage of the better coilover kits: Both springs and shocks are part of the package. Of course, you pay a lot more for it.....
04-27-2002, 01:40 AM
if your lowering it because of looks then i'd say either go with the coilovers or a set of trd spring and shocks, if your lowering it to improve handling, DON'T DO IT YET! learn how to drive the car fast in it's stock form then see what issues you'd like to address with the handling and make your decsions based on those. We recently had a reporter from grassroots motorsports come to one of our events and he drove a 6 spd gts and one of the first things he said was this was one of the best out of the box suspensions he's ever driven. He said the stock suspension is delightful and makes the car a true joy to drive and it's been very over shadowed by the type r. He also commented that he thought the brakes were perfect and his next purchase might just have to be a 2002 GT as the one thing he didn't like about the GTS was the very narrow power band and how it would kick when he didn't need it to.
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