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Lowering springs/alignment question and Tanabe DF210 Review

Old 10-14-2003, 09:24 PM
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Default Lowering springs/alignment question and Tanabe DF210 Review

so i popped in a set of DF210's this sunday, and i must say i'm quite happy with them so far, it's a much nicer ride than stock, although it is more bouncy - the stock springs felt very "jarring" to me over bumps, and the tanabe's are much smoother - although being lower and with an increase in the spring rate it is a little more bumpy if that makes any sense to ya.

the box looks great now, i'd like it to be maybe another 1/2" closer to the ground, but then i wouldn't be able to make it inot my parking garage - as it stands right now i have about a 1/4" clearance with 2 people in the car going in... so i guess that makes it the perfect drop for me.

as far as handling goes the box rails now, i swear there's almost no noticable body roll and it seems to just fly around the corners.

now for the questions:

after the drop the car tracks perfectly straight, but the steering feels somehow "looser" to me, like there is a little more play in the wheel than before - i'm sure it's just a matter of getting my lazy ___ over to the alignment shop, but i was wondering if anyone else's car had the same thing happen after dropping it.

thanks!

i'll post some pictures this sunday after it's totally settled so you can all have a look

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Are these the ones that lower 2.2 in front and 2.0 in rear? I would like to see pics thanks.

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ya those are the ones 2.2/2.0 i'll post pictures this weekend for you.

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my wifes actually felt tighter after lowering it. Did you tighten all of the bolts?
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hehe, ya i tightened all the bolts i think it's not so much a looseness thing after driving it for a few days, i think i just need to get the alignment done, as it wanders a little bit on the freeway - i think that's what i was feeling - we'll see i guess after i get it into the shop...
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