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my Lsportline springs. Anything I should know about them prior to purchase and post purchase. I did a search and Ive been reading up on them. Havent read about many cons to them. What kind of problems have occurred with the lsports? if any. Im not going to upgrade my shocks just yet, my car is only 2500miles old (shes just a baby)..so i hope the shocks will hold up for a while. When I do upgrade the shocks, is it possible to get the adjustable lsportline bilsteins alone? thanks for any input.
 

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nothing to worry about. Your shocks will be fine for a long time on only a 1" drop.

And yeah you can get bilsteins later.
 

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Why go LSportline? I'm curious as to why over the Hotchkis springs? (Not trying to sell the Hotchkis, just interested)

Also do you have sways yet? Were you looking to really upgrade the handling or you just want a little drop? (again, just interested in knowing)
 

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dammit didnt mean to double post..sorry.

To tell you the truth I dont know why Im going with lsportline..maybe because later on Ill be hooking up and lsport front and sides and I was thinking to just have all lsport. plus im seeing that it is a bit more than a 1" drop around and thats basically what Im looking for. they are also pretty inexpensive. As far as sways go, I dont have any yet, thats next on the list.
 

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dammit didnt mean to double post..sorry.

To tell you the truth I dont know why Im going with lsportline..maybe because later on Ill be hooking up and lsport front and sides and I was thinking to just have all lsport. plus im seeing that it is a bit more than a 1" drop around and thats basically what Im looking for. they are also pretty inexpensive. As far as sways go, I dont have any yet, thats next on the list.
I see. Well I don't see any logic in going all L-Tuned just to have all L-Tuned, but there's at least consistency in that. :) Get the best parts for what you want.

The Hotchkis springs are a great match for the stock shocks - so keep that in mind. Sways are a better "first" mod - they make such a dramatic improvement. So, in all seriousness consider the Hotchkis springs/sways combo - it's a great price. Unless you plan to go for some different shocks in the future, that'd be the only reason not to I think...
 

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once you drop 1" you are going to wish you dropped it lower. I have about 1.5 - 1.75" drop which is about 1 finger gap. (actually a little less more like .75 finger gap)

but I have Tein HA coilovers so I can make it any height I want.
 

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Im pretty interested in hotchkis springs, but unsure about how even they are all around because it says 1.5 in front and 1.0 in back. thats a big difference.
 

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Im pretty interested in hotchkis springs, but unsure about how even they are all around because it says 1.5 in front and 1.0 in back. thats a big difference.
Read my review, 1" all the way around. Maybe a LITTLE more in the back, but not a half inch. I added some pictures to the "Hotckis Springs Installed" thread, check those out.
 

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Read any Question post on the lsport springs a few topics below this one...

Matt :D
 

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YellowIS5spd said:
once you drop 1" you are going to wish you dropped it lower. I have about 1.5 - 1.75" drop which is about 1 finger gap. (actually a little less more like .75 finger gap)

but I have Tein HA coilovers so I can make it any height I want.
Not necessarily. Mine's dropped 1 inch all around (l-tuned springs) and I think its perfect. Nice and subtle, but still noticeable.
 

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ok..well..im having conflicting opinions. Are there any major differences between the performance of the lsportline springs compared to the hotchkis? As in a direct comparison. Comfort, handling, amt of drop..etc.
 

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ok..well..im having conflicting opinions. Are there any major differences between the performance of the lsportline springs compared to the hotchkis? As in a direct comparison. Comfort, handling, amt of drop..etc.
Lsportline handles better than stock, alot better, just had a comparison last night with another IS300 owner downunder...the drop like i metioned are .75" front and 1.45" rear...on a euro spec IS300...confort is beteer than stock IMO....good luck....

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Lsportline handles better than stock, alot better, just had a comparison last night with another IS300 owner downunder...the drop like i metioned are .75" front and 1.45" rear...on a euro spec IS300...confort is beteer than stock IMO....good luck....
During the time we were waiting for the IS to be introduced in the US, there was alot of focus on the fact that the US IS300 had its suspension tuned specifically for us 'Murcans...
 

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frylai said:
Astr0LuX said:
ok..well..im having conflicting opinions. Are there any major differences between the performance of the lsportline springs compared to the hotchkis? As in a direct comparison. Comfort, handling, amt of drop..etc.
Lsportline handles better than stock, alot better, just had a comparison last night with another IS300 owner downunder...the drop like i metioned are .75" front and 1.45" rear...on a euro spec IS300...confort is beteer than stock IMO....good luck....

Matt :D
is that after they have settled or right after install?
 

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Astr0LuX said:
frylai said:
Astr0LuX said:
ok..well..im having conflicting opinions. Are there any major differences between the performance of the lsportline springs compared to the hotchkis? As in a direct comparison. Comfort, handling, amt of drop..etc.
Lsportline handles better than stock, alot better, just had a comparison last night with another IS300 owner downunder...the drop like i metioned are .75" front and 1.45" rear...on a euro spec IS300...confort is beteer than stock IMO....good luck....

Matt :D
is that after they have settled or right after install?
settled, the point is also the euro IS have a different height I think....

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yea u guys look lifted. The canadian ones do anyways.

hey, i know i-m-racing has the lsportlines for $209..but anyone know much they charge for shipping. Im contemplating whether to buy them from lextasy of from IM. And shipping is a huge factor because with lextasy I can pick them up instead of ship.
 

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I bought a rmm grille from im racing. They charged my card and 3 weeks later I got the grille UNPAINTED and they charged me for paint!!! :pissed: I wishi I got it from the .net store or lextasy.
 

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I bought a rmm grille from im racing. They charged my card and 3 weeks later I got the grille UNPAINTED and they charged me for paint!!! :pissed: I wishi I got it from the .net store or lextasy.
yeah they are always busy...lextcy had bad service too, go for .net store or carson toyota. Did you talk to them about how it was unpainted?

Matt :D
 
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