Wanting the car level. zero rake. Options?

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  1. kcobra

    kcobra SHO Member

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    H&R springs states like 1.5 drop in the rear and 1.4 drop in the front. As my car sits now, it is 1.5 inches higher in the rear than the front. 2015 SHO PP. Considering cutting the rear springs because I don't like a rake and if the H&R claims are true, it won't fix my rear end being higher than the front. Any thoughts?
     
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    Megan Coilovers.


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    Please don't cut your springs, that's a major no no, especially with how heavy our SHO's are, not the safety factor. The H&R's that you posted will level the car out hence why it's a bigger drop 1.5 in the rear, and only 1.4 in the front. I actually like the rake and I'm having problems finding springs that are 1.5 front and back. But like SteelBlue stated Megan's are your best option, being that's the next step after springs. From what I've read on here from people that have em you can't go wrong.

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    I have them in a box in the trunk... going to get them in this week... fully adjustable height and dampening. You can completely eliminate the rake with them... or keep close to stock height and rake with supposedly vastly superior handling and traction...


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    SteelBlue, if you don't mind me asking, how much did they run you, and where did you purchase them from??

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    http://www.ecopowerparts.com and they were $799.00 with free shipping. They ship from Megan who has a warehouse in City of Industry, CA. You can find the for $750 other places but Mike Bambic runs EPP and I trust if there is an issue he will assist. I can't say that for those Chinese resellers on eBay.


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    Thanks a mil SteelBlue

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    If you level this car-the rear tire WILL sit inside the fender much more than the front. Kiss aftermarket wheels and tires good by. The car is built raked.
     
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    ^^^he speaks truth...


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    I would suggest air bags, so to can compensate for rear passengers, fuel capacity, speakers, junk in the trunk and towing a trailer?? Whatever. All that acts on the height of he rear end. You cut springs and theirs no going back.
     
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    I mean... you can always buy another set of OEM springs.... it's not all doom and gloom... lol


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    Slow down there skippy! lol

    If the OP wanted to drop the rear 3/4" by trimming the coil for a more even look, he's going to be 100% A-ok. Aftermarket wheels/tires will fit exactly as if he went with H&R springs. My experience with trimming coils was very good and if I can't find a set of Eibachs that fit my MKS, I'll be doing a little trimming myself.
     
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    LOL, someone with zero experience on the matter regurgitating the same old internet myth. trimming 1/4 to 1/3 of a coil will not be a safety issue. even a spring manufacturer says it's ok to do. https://www.eatondetroitspring.com/cutting-coil-springs/
    I have over 20k miles on my trimmed rear springs and the car has never bottomed out even with 4 adults with luggage.
     
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    Just use the rear set of this lowering kit. Way easier than cutting springs, and you don't have to shell out for a new set.
     
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    92 Black GT your a funny dude, but you don't know me nor my experience. I am regurgitating what I have been taught in the field. Part of what I was taught if your gonna do a job, do it right, not cut corners (literally) to save a couple dollars. If that's the advice you want to pass on, have at it, but myself and many many others wouldn't sign off, nor do that to our rides.

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    I wonder how much drop I get on 15 series sidewalls.... just sayin...


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    aww, thanks! how is trimming off a bit of spring not doing it right? it is 100% safe and has been done for decades. it is a great way to bring that ass end down and keep very similar ride quality to stock. for you to tell someone it's "a major no no" just because you wouldn't do it is wrong. There are many ways to achieve the same result and spending more money than someone else doesn't make that way better.
    now, if we were talking about heating the springs to make them sag, yes that is a major no no
     
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