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slothy
03-05-2004, 01:15 PM
well ive decided to lower my car (2003 323 sp20) and would like to know what brands etc are available.

If you know of any model numbers, please tell me so i can give them to my guy to do. wanna stay clear of pedders and king if i can avoid it. mate of mine suggested whiteline, but i just wanna hunt around a bit.

any information greatly appreciated!

twilightprotege
03-05-2004, 04:12 PM
there are heaps available.

have a look on www.msprotege.com - an american forum for sp20's (americans call them different names). there is a for sale section - good place to find 2nd hand ones, an auth vendor section - good for new ones, and the suspension section - good for finding out what works and what doesnt. while you're at it, say hi in the australian section :D

oh and i have eibachs and so does ahb11m. i'm very very very happy with mine. they are the best you can get.

mrpayner
03-05-2004, 05:37 PM
Two brands..

1. eibachs
2. Whiteline

That's all you need to know.. and should look for.. :wink: [I have the Whiteline Flatouts which are -50mm.. ]

Adam

Cosmo Dude
03-05-2004, 05:49 PM
I was interested in the whiteline but the standard low springs are between 25mm and 40mm. If the fronts are 25mm lower and the rear are 40mm then that's within spec and you're stuck with a funny looking car. Kings have a much tighter tollerance but it's your choice

mrpayner
04-05-2004, 11:54 AM
If the fronts are 25mm lower and the rear are 40mm

Hey Rod,

I'm pretty sure I read this on their website but they only lower the car the same amount all around, they don't lower one end more than the other.. Whiteline specialise in handling rather than cosmetic looks. So if it is lowered 25mm up front, it will be same for the rear.. There was a similar thing about this on the Mazda6 forums too..

Cheers
Adam

Cosmo Dude
04-05-2004, 01:52 PM
Whiteline will aim for the car to be same height front and rear and probably do this almost every time, as do other spring makers.
I had a choice between lowering somewhere between 25 and 40mm or somewhere between 30 and 35mm. If their was a difference between the sets the later would be way less noticable.

slothy
06-05-2004, 05:37 PM
looks like ill be getting a set of whitelines... was quoted by a friend (who will install for cheap) for about $150 per pair, may be a bit less...

will take before and after shots. probably going about 30-35mm drop.

mrpayner
06-05-2004, 08:48 PM
excellent news slothy.. 30-35mm drop should be quiet ample for an SP20. Looking forward to seeing what it looks like.

AP