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 Post subject: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2002 4:59 am 
I am looking to lower my car soon, but im not sure what springs work/dont work well with swifts, I want my car low, but I still want to be able to clear any speedbumbs that may come up <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2002 2:47 pm 
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I use Apex springs. They lower the car about 1.6". Decent ride quality but you should upgrade the shocks too. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2002 12:18 am 
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H&Rs have a much better turn in and responsiveness than Intrax and such. They drop about 1.5" or so and I'd definetely recommend them.<br><br> <p><br><a href="http://www.teamswift.net"><img src="http://members.home.net/2832075173/pics/Swiftafter1c.jpg"></a></img><br>Kyle Jones <b>1989 Suzuki Swift GTi</b><br>Your friendly TeamSwift Op.</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2002 1:35 am 
Which are the costs of those 2, and what will upgrading the springs help with ??<br><br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2002 3:59 pm 
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mine probably came to $400 Canadian after being delievered although I think they were somewhere in the $250 USD range. <br><br>One of the biggest improvements to suspension would actually be a set of konis (like $600 Canadian) and a larger rear sway bar... although, neither of them will lower your car <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> . <p><br><a href="http://www.teamswift.net"><img src="http://members.home.net/2832075173/pics/Swiftafter1c.jpg"></a></img><br>Kyle Jones <b>1989 Suzuki Swift GTi</b><br>Your friendly TeamSwift Op.</p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2002 7:46 pm 
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I think that the Konis acctualy run closer to $1200 canadian for a set no?<br> <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2002 10:11 am 
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My Apex springs came to $300CND. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:34 pm 
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eeeee $1200?? Mine were around 600... I 'think' I picked mine up from <!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.shox.com">www.shox.com</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--> <p><br><a href="http://www.teamswift.net"><img src="http://members.home.net/2832075173/pics/Swiftafter1c.jpg"></a></img><br>Kyle Jones <b>1989 Suzuki Swift GTi</b><br>Your friendly TeamSwift Op.</p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2002 4:55 pm 
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yeah mine were 630 canadian also from shox,com <p><P><A HREF="http://www3.telus.net/tc2468/">Tom's Webpage</A></P><P><A HREF="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/swiftgti/ssgti90/ssgti90_pics.html"><IMG SRC="http://www3.bc.sympatico.ca/tc2468/small2.gif" BORDER=0 WIDTH=60 HEIGHT=45></A></P></BODY></HTML></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2002 2:06 am 
Just put air bags on it <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> hahaha, i had to add that. Sorry <p><a href="http://members.home.net/imstaying">My GTi Page<BR><BR><BR><a href="http://members.home.net/imstaying"><img src="http://members.home.net/imstaying/images/my_gif.gif"></a></img></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2002 4:59 am 
How are the apex springs, they seem to be the cheapest. Im not too concerned about improving handling greatly, I just want the look more. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: I just got a quote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2002 8:00 pm 
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Just got a quote from Shox.com came to $720 Canadian....not to bad <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2002 11:23 am 
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The Apex springs give pretty decent drop. The handling was a bit better and they feel a bit stiffer. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Help w/ lowering
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2002 2:53 am 
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Go see Fred, he lowered my car <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/smile.gif ALT=":)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p>aka LoBase1989 Suzuki swift GTi1968 Rambler Rogue </p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Whiteline??
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2002 6:23 pm 
anyone tried http://www.whiteline.com.au ?? <br><br>These guys has done a awsome article on how to improve Swift's handling.<br><br>They have f&r sway bar, bushing, caster kit, f&r strut bar, and of course spring for swift.<br><br>Exchange rate is in favor of US dollars at this time. 1.8:1, maybe a good deal in canadian dollars as well. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: Re: Whiteline??
PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2002 3:49 am 
Monkey have u got whiteline springs?<br>If so what wheel size u running? and do you know the part number? <p></p><i></i>


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2002 1:27 pm 
I actually have H&R w/ Koni instead of whiteline. I do have other whiteline stuff though. <br><br>Right now, I am running stock steelie w/ 185/60/HR14 D60A2 tire. <p></p><i></i>


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 Post subject: lowering
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2002 8:21 pm 
What does every one think the ideal distance for lowering is with 16" wheels? <p></p><i></i>


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