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Price aside would you get the Hotchkis or the Tien S-tech spring? I'm about to buy some springs with Tokico Illuminas and don't know which is better.

I heard that the Hotchkis are really soft in the back and rub or bounce alot.

...so price aside, which should I get out of those two?
 

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id say hotchkis just cause they are on sale in the .net store
 

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Hotchkis :approve: they are soft in the back which prevents bouncing... The ride is similar to stock... the only disadvantage of have a lower spring rate in the rear, is with added wieght i.e. rear passengers... they tend to sag.. which can make nasty speed bumbs a chore..
 

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...no one else? So what alot of you guys are saying is Hotchkis is better out of the two as far a comfort wise, correct?

I know both have a simlilar drop height but which is lower, do you know exectly?
 

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I would get the s-techs. I love mine and always have four people in the car w/ 19's and hardly ever rub, only if i hit a big dip and fast speeds and even then its not that bad of a rub. I got mine off ebay for 145 shipped :bigSmile: cant beat that for those springs
 

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Hotchkis and S-techs are on the different end of the spectrum. The s-techs are significantly stiffer in rate both front and rear and drop your car ultra low like the H&R springs.

If you hardly EVER have any passengers or weight in the car, and dont care about scraping here and there, and having negative camber, go with the s-techs.
 

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damn it's hard to tell which to go with because everyone has their own opinion... "AltezzaBob" would you recomend Hotchkis to someone who rides with passengers in the back?
 

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I have loved my Hotchkis springs since day 1! I haven't experienced any problems with rubbing. With more people in the car though, the IS rides nice and low. I love how it looks! I think the only time you would rub would be backing out of a parking spot with the wheel turned all of the way to one side.
 

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Hotchkis for stock rim/tire, strongly agree. S-Tech for aftermarket rim/tire, agree.
 

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MY2J said:
damn it's hard to tell which to go with because everyone has their own opinion... "AltezzaBob" would you recomend Hotchkis to someone who rides with passengers in the back?
with passengers in the back all the time, i would say no. since the rear would sag alot lower than stechs with passengers in the rear with such lower of a spring rate, even MORE negative camber = hardly any rear tire road contact and bouncy in the rear.
 

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AltezzaBob said:
with passengers in the back all the time, i would say no. since the rear would sag alot lower than stechs with passengers in the rear with such lower of a spring rate, even MORE negative camber = hardly any rear tire road contact and bouncy in the rear.
any camber kit out there to cure this negative camber issue? I saw and read a few threads but seems like there's no one outthere offers a kit.... :(
 

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OKCIS said they were bad when he had them. I dunno. I personally like the looks of the stechs. They look great.
 

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hmmmm....glad i have no friends to put in the back of my car when i finally get my hotchkis' installed....
 

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I have 18x7.5 and 225/40/18 all around and have no problems on the hotchkis. I've had 4 people in my car before and didn't have any problems. Maybe speed bumps would be an issue though.

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Hotchkis for stock rim/tire, strongly agree. S-Tech for aftermarket rim/tire, agree.
 

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I have the s - techs with Tokico Illuminas shocks and I love the set up. Its very comfortable and rides almost like stock on the low settings. I had three people in my car this weekend and hit a huge dip in the road that I didn't know was there and didn't bottom out or scrape. But it is a hard choice because I road in a IS with the Hotchkis springs and stock shocks and it was a great ride too. good luck
 

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any camber kit out there to cure this negative camber issue? I saw and read a few threads but seems like there's no one outthere offers a kit.... :(
dont think there is a camber kit. i've seen alot for sale and advertised, just neve bought it myself, or seen it, installed it or heard much from people installing it.
 

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AltezzaBob said:
dont think there is a camber kit. i've seen alot for sale and advertised, just neve bought it myself, or seen it, installed it or heard much from people installing it.
altezzabob, i did search and somewhat found out that the hotchkis springs will settled at 1.5" all around. is this true? and another thing, what type of shocks/damper would you recommend for hotchkis springs? koni adjustables are looking good, along with tokico illuminas :)

thanks!
 
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