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Old 04-21-2005, 02:59 PM   #1
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H&R sport or race

which do you guys prefer sport is 1.5 and 1.0 drop

race is 2 and 1.3

i think i might end up going with sport with some bilstein shocks.. do you think the race would be better?

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Old 04-21-2005, 03:13 PM   #2
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The sport would be more ideal for your type of driving, especially if you are also considerign extra body work later on.
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:50 PM   #3
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With the race set up you are gonna need some other things to counter-act the lower ride height.. and the added stiffness that they bring.... camber plates front and rear would be a start.... adjustable sway bars... would help... along with adjustable rear lower control arms would help the toe in the rear a bit....

But I think your looking for some sports.... unless you get some coilover... then you can change....

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Old 04-21-2005, 03:59 PM   #4
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I think I'd go with sport if I were you, unless you plan to spend the majority of your time at the track.
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Old 04-21-2005, 06:38 PM   #5
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If you were going to track a bunch, I think coilovers would be the obvious choice.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:27 PM   #6
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thanks guys, eventaully i would like to go coilovers... pss but i dont know if i want to spend the money yet... even thought its technically not that much more.. so maybe just wait...

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Old 04-23-2005, 03:44 PM   #7
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I have the race springs with bilstein shocks and now I wish I would have just saved up a bit longer and gotten the coilovers
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:34 PM   #8
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and why is this? How is the handling? say 25-35 mph corners at 60-70

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Old 04-24-2005, 04:49 PM   #9
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Handling is AWESOME. These are the only spring/shock combination I have experience with so I cannot say it is better or worse than the sport spring, but I would imagine it's better considering your center of gravity is that much closer to the ground. The ride is bumpy, but for me, I love that feeling. I like the siffness and the response I get from that in sprited driving. But, I could see how it might be too much for some people

A big reason I chose the race springs over the sport springs is because of the look. I love the look of a low car and the sport springs just did not give the look I desired.

And I wish I would have saved up for coilovers to have the adjustability. I think it would be fun to be able to adjust the height, giving you any look you desired. Also adjusting to any height depending upon your driving style, streets you drive on, and overall cornering performance.

I spent $900 on springs, shocks, and installation for both (different occasions). The PSS coilover will probably run you a littler over a grand with tax, shipping and installation. It's up to you whether it's worth it or not

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Old 04-24-2005, 05:20 PM   #10
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why are you redoing your suspension in the first place? whats wrong with your eibachs?
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Old 04-25-2005, 01:43 AM   #11
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i put sports on my s4 with bilstein shocks, lowered the front so much, 1finger gaps between tires and fender. speedbumps? I dont think so.
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Are you also planning any front bumper body work?
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Old 04-25-2005, 09:40 PM   #13
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i have the sport springs on my e30. handles great, but sits rather high. the back end likes to get loose alot and wheel hop, but i doubt thats the springs. i too wish i had just saved and got coilover
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Old 04-26-2005, 12:24 AM   #14
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i'd say sport as well man. the race would be brutal for everyday driving
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i'm gonna get the sports this summer, along with bilsteins for about $700
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