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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-17-2013, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Help on New Suspension Setup Please

Hello basically my first post, I got a 2002 GGP IS300 SX. Been lurking around since I've gotten the car in March this year. So far its taken this long to get the car all maintenanced and tuned up. So finally can do some of the good stuff to the car!

I'm in the market for new suspension!

I want a mild drop and still keep the comfortable ride. its my DD, but my concen is that about once a month we go visit the in-laws at a ranch...and it has about 1 mile of dirt/tractor made road to drive through to their ranch. in the winter and spring it can get pretty bad on that road, I've actually bottom out driving over the gate rail..at stock height..lol.

What options can I go?

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I say go with shocks and springs if you want to keep the comfortable ride but also so it wont bottom out as bad but it also may lower the car even more?
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Thank you for your input looks like I will be going for shocks and springs. Currently looking up Blisteins + Eibach seeing how tokicos illuminas will be a pain to find =(
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I have the Eibach Pro/Koni sport combo, ride is pretty good overall. The konis be adjusted from softish to jittery and everything in between. You may have issues going back to stock alignment though. I have someone positive caster, which i'm ok with since it makes high speed driving very stable.

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imo, if your already bottoming out at stock height, i would just replace rear sportcross springs with sedan factory springs, it will atleast even out the car without going too low.

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I missed the part of you bottoming out. Yeah, maybe stay stock and and do refresh with oem parts?
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