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Old 04-30-2009, 10:33 AM
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GE8 Lowered Thread - Post your pics!!!

So I made an exhaust thread earlier with video clipsand it became a sticky, I'm gonna try to make a thread for springs / suspension / lowered pics. I'll try to update and gather as much info as I can. I hope the owners of the original vehicles wouldn't mind me using their pics.

Eibach Pro-Kit Ride Height Drop: F-1.2 in / R-1.4 in
T1R S-Coils Ride Height Drop: F-1.3 in / R-1.5 in Spring Rates: F-2.9kg/mm / R-2.5kg/mm
Tanabe NF210 Ride Height Drop F-1.0 in / R-1.5 in Spring Rates: F-1.7kg/mm / R-2.0kg/mm
Tanabe DF210 Ride Height Drop F-1.3 in / R-1.8 in Spring Rates: F-1.7kg/mm / R-2.0kg/mm
Tein S Tech Ride Height Drop F-1.4 in / R-1.6 in Spring Rates F- 2.3kg/mm/ R-2.4kg/mm
Tein High Tech Ride Height Drop F-1.0 in / R-1.2 in Spring Rates F- 2.1kg/mm/ R-2.3kg/mm
RSR Suspension Coil Drop F-0.8 in / R-1.0 (???) in Spring Rates F- 2.26kg/mm/R-2.3kg/mm
RSR Ti2000 Drop F-2.0 in / R-1.8 in Spring Rates F- 2.26kg/mm/R-2.3kg/mm

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some interesting videos on eibach products:
YouTube - Stock vs. Eibach (HD)
YouTube - Eibach Springs - Slalom Comparison Test

T1R S-Coils Ride Height Drop: F-1.3 in / R-1.5 in Spring Rates: F-2.9kg/mm / R-2.5kg/mm



Tanabe NF210 Ride Height Drop F-1.0 in / R-1.5 in Spring Rates: F-1.7kg/mm / R-2.0kg/mm




Tanabe DF210 Ride Height Drop F-1.3 in / R-1.8 in Spring Rates: F-1.7kg/mm / R-2.0kg/mm




Tein S Tech Ride Height Drop F-1.4 in / R-1.6 in Spring Rates F- 2.3kg/mm/ R-2.4kg/mm



RSR Suspension Coil Drop F-0.8 in / R-1.0 in Spring Rates F- 2.26kg/mm/R-2.3kg/mm



RSR Ti2000 Drop F-2.0 in / R-1.8 in Spring Rates F- 2.26kg/mm/R-2.3kg/mm



Feel free to post your pictures below, I will update periodically when more products are released.
 

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Old 04-30-2009, 11:09 AM
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Lowered with RS*R Ti 2000 Down springs
** Note car normally looks lower than this but when the pic was taken, rear seats were out along with spare tire + I got a lightweight battery and bracket + lightweight Unorthodox Racing pulley set.

 
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:17 AM
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I had really intended on getting DF210s initially. However, the more I compare them to the drops some of the other springs have to offer, the more I dislike them. Looks like the nose of the car is pointing up - not a very aggressive look. What's worse is if you put actual weight back there.
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 11:54 AM
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looks good guys. yah, tanabe has a werd taste of making most of their springs so that the rear sits low. not ideal at all on a fwd car.
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:17 PM
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Judging from the pics it does look like the tanabe's are pointing up. Hmmm, nvm about getting tanabe's I might just get the RSR or the Eibach...
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:14 PM
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Damn, those RSRs look niiiiice. But its either Eibach or the T1Rs for me.
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:22 PM
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Tanabe NF210 Ride Height Drop F-1.0 in / R-1.5 in Spring Rates: F-1.7kg/mm / R-2.0kg/mm




Tanabe DF210 Ride Height Drop F-1.3 in / R-1.8 in Spring Rates: F-1.7kg/mm / R-2.0kg/mm





I think you have the pictures reversed. The DF210's should sit lower than the NF210's.
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by luv4jdm View Post
Judging from the pics it does look like the tanabe's are pointing up. Hmmm, nvm about getting tanabe's I might just get the RSR or the Eibach...
I don't see how you guys are saying the front is higher. I have them on and my front's are lower than the rear. The reason why they did this is because they took the factor of daily routines in putting stuff in the trunk, so the rear would have to be a bit higher in order to compensate for that


I also think it's best to make a guideline for not only specs but posting pictures as well. A full side shot, front wheel up close, rear up close, and then a full shot of the car.
And also when you guy's quote, :: PLEASE REMOVE THE PICTURE TAGS :: Threads get annoying when a picture is repeated several times on one page >_<

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Old 04-30-2009, 02:13 PM
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Any chance to whore my car out

Tanabe DF210's here

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Not the best pictures to show the drop but its the most recent. Ill get 'guideline' pictures up soon
 

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I was considering NF's but looking at all the images I'm going to say I'm leaning towards the pro kit. I just wish I could find the Pro Kit plus with the shocks and stabilizer bar for our vehicles!
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:25 PM
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I'll post pics of my T1R tonight or tomorrow.
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by projekz View Post
I'll post pics of my T1R tonight or tomorrow.
I was just at AJR looking at their GE dropped on the T1R's and the drop looked perfect. I asked the GE's owner/mechanic and he recommended the T1R's over the Eibach's, RS*R and the Tannabes. AJR has installed the RSR's and Tannabes for comparison. The price and the drop seem perfect... can anyone comment on the T1R's ride quality?
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:34 PM
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Jason was kind enough to take me around the block some weeks ago, that was before we took delivery of our GE8. The ride is noticeably stiffer than OEM, now that I have been driving our new FiT for a bit.

Not harsh, but you will notice the difference. Price-wise AJ is offering a good deal at $225 + $85 for installation + taxes. Hard to beat if you are looking at buying at a reasonable price.

Scaldy, best you ask for a demo and see for yourself.
 
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$225??

Website says $199CAD
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:43 PM
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Here it is---T1R S coils
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Originally Posted by Scaldy View Post
I was just at AJR looking at their GE dropped on the T1R's and the drop looked perfect. I asked the GE's owner/mechanic and he recommended the T1R's over the Eibach's, RS*R and the Tannabes. AJR has installed the RSR's and Tannabes for comparison. The price and the drop seem perfect... can anyone comment on the T1R's ride quality?
Did he say why he recommended the T1R's over the others?
 
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:23 PM
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Did he say why he recommended the T1R's over the others?
He thought the drop on the Tannabe's was not low enough in the front (he felt the rears sat lower than the front). I believe he liked the comfort of the T1R's over the RS*R's and He felt the Eibach's were too pricey and didn't lower the car enough.
 
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Wow the T1R drop is perfect. Wouldve gotten it over my DF's. Oh well ill just save up for coilovers.
 
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Is T1R working on a Damper kit to go with the springs?
 
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