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Kozza
21-10-2004, 08:44 PM
Would this suspension set up be safe on a 2002 Mazda 323. 2 inch KINGS lowering springs with stock shocks on the front. 3 inch lowering springs (another brand) with new shocks in the rear??


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CHiMPY
21-10-2004, 09:04 PM
http://astinagt.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3282

I think the general consensus is that it is a TERRIBLE idea.

Cosmo Dude
21-10-2004, 09:18 PM
I think if you're gonna start making those changes then you need to start understanding springs, what they are made from and how they work, what the difference is between a six coil and seven coil spring when everything else is the same.

Sorry bro, it's homework time. :cry:

GrimReaper
21-10-2004, 09:19 PM
hmmm.... ill make this easy for u.... NO! :wink:

different springs=different stiffness=different handling...

front wheel drives are supposed to slightly understeer when loosing grip on stock setup, so ull know well in advance, that ur approaching grip limit.

stiffer setup, type aftermarket, eats up this buffersone, and will suddenly loose grip "without telling" you in advance.... it holds...it holds....IT HOLDS.....SLIPS! so u need to know ur car well and be a good driver, to exploit the advantages of stiffer setup.

imagine this....
u corner hard in a fast turn, enters slower than what the grip can hold... u increase....faster....faster....holdin......THEN, ur ass slips out from nowhere, and u have absolutely NO chance saving it! :?
i talk from experience from a friend of mines car... luckily it was on a racetrack! :roll:

go same brand springs/shocks all over! :wink:


grim