H&R SPORT SPRING CLEARANCE ISSUES?

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    I'm looking into upgrading my suspension with the H&R sport springs as many others have and while people seem pleased with them, I wanted to reach out and see if anyone has experienced any major clearance issues that made them not worth the purchase? a pros/cons list if you will. Thanks!
     
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    No, they are awesome.
     
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    No issues
     
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    I love the change in the ride. I’ve scraped a couple times. There’s one doctors office I have to park next door and walk across. But I’ve seen several others, including some imports, that have had to do the same.

    Bottom line: For the few times I’ve scraped vs the major improvement in ride...I wouldn’t dream of going back.
     
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    I love the looks, like the handling and hate the ride, too bumpy for a daily driver. The first two have won over the third so I still have them on.
    Clearance is an issue for me only when I want to work on the car, I can barely fit under it with standard ramps.
    I do scrape over some speed bumps, mostly due to the Corsa exhaust sitting lower than stock. Wife hates that so it keeps her away from driving my car... so its a plus !
    You'll need to learn not to get too close to the parking stops and curbs in general, otherwise you'll be re-attaching the bumper lip every weekend ;)

    No issues with tire clearance, even with 275's.
     
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    Thank you for the awesome thought out response! It’s everything I expected and I’ve dealt with in the past but I just needed your guys reassurance hahah
     
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    I can't imagine lowering this car unless I lived somewhere with perfect roads and no speed bumps or any steep entryways or small animals crossing the road. A stiffer spring with stock height would be the perfect upgrade IMHO.
     
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    Been running them on my ride for about 4 years now, zero issues. I have the PP which I honestly believes helps with ride quality over a non-PP.

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    Yeah if you’re looking for better handling and you like the lowered look it’s a no brainer. The handling improvement alone is worth it to me. It’s amazing the difference it makes putting this boat where you want it to go. And, in my opinion the lowered stance is perfect. While stiffer for sure, I don’t find it obnoxiously jarring, and I have a bad back and have driven Lincoln’s my entire life till the SHO. If you decide to go with them you will also need the camber bolt kit for the rear, Specialty products, part 84130.
     
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    This is the first I’ve heard about the camber kit being needed for the rear, though I haven’t seen/read many threads on the H&R kit. Why is it needed and is this only for the PP or both?
     
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    It's been well known about the camber kit for the rear, since I authored my "how-to" tutorial on them, way back when I had a close friend who worked in the R&D dept. over at H&R (he's since retired).

    Sh!t, I think it's been 8, or 9 years ago now.

    The part itself, as well as the part # have been updated since then however.

    There was a time period there, whereas some owners weren't finding the bolts necessary, by taking advantage of the slot in the upper spindle area, but it had been learned that their alignment tech's were really torquing the crap out of it, in order to get back to (or shall I say, close to) OEM specs.

    The bolts provide that added cushion of range so as not to be placing that much stress on the components overall.

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    I’m sorry I missed your thread, I’ll have to go give it a read once I order them! Where can I purchase the camber bolt kit?
     
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    Yes you need them, absolutely!
     
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    I love the way mine looks with them and the price is right. If I had to do over I would have gone with coil overs.
     
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    Eventually you still could when the stock struts start leaking. Replace stock struts or upgrade? Ive had the springs for a few years now and they seem fine as a daily and to track with. Now my stock struts that could be original for all I know now have a leak so...im not going to buy OEM struts that's for sure.
     
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    When you install the camber bolts, make sure to face the flat side of the washers toward the outside. Otherwise, when you take it to get aligned the bolts would have to be R&R'd. I did not know this, but had them installed to outside and alignment tech told me he didn't have to adjust the rear at all. Guess it was luck it worked out that way for him.
     
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    Non PP - H&R springs. N0 issues 56963241_10156379557515292_6435540607908708352_o.jpg
     

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