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Gd3 progress vs swift springs- spring rate and feel

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Old 10-14-2013, 10:58 AM
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Gd3 progress vs swift springs- spring rate and feel

I figured this question has evolved to a new thread.

Looking at progress springs or swift springs for gd3 m/t with stock (for now) wheels and tires.

Goal: maintain reliability, improve handling/ responsiveness, reduce body lean of vehicle in turns, looking of that go- kart kind of feel I think

I will get Progress anti roll bar for sure.

Question is spring rate and ratio- progress is lower ratio front to back, swift is higher ratio - how stark of a difference from stock for each?

Will the swifts make the steering twitchy or super harsh for a dd?
 
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guess I muddied up the previous thread.

have you gone through this thread: https://www.fitfreak.net/forums/fit-...mparision.html

great comparison info and descriptions, especially on page 2.

 
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I have been reading that thread, I'll read it over again tonight.

I guess I am wondering if the swift's stiffness will be too harsh ? How gnarly is a 313 spring rate compared to stock? Will that bounce me off the road on chewed up pavement?

and the extra oversteer too twitchy?

I do drive longer distances, but have no rear seats and want to feel a significant change in the car.

Swift drops less as well, I'm all it'll worried about clearance when snow falls and awful New England roads.
 
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I have been reading that thread, I'll read it over again tonight.

I guess I am wondering if the swift's stiffness will be too harsh ? How gnarly is a 313 spring rate compared to stock? Will that bounce me off the road on chewed up pavement?

and the extra oversteer too twitchy?

I do drive longer distances, but have no rear seats and want to feel a significant change in the car.

Swift drops less as well, I'm all it'll worried about clearance when snow falls and awful New England roads.
both spring rates were likely designed with the rear seats still in so i'd expect a harsher ride as a result.
 
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What do you plan to do for shocks and struts?
 
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Wanderer- I had planned on keeping my stock shocks and struts, I'm not entirely sure what the result will be
 
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How many miles are on the stock shocks?
 
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70k on stock shock, and its a sport model, not sure if they are different
 
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70k on stock shock, and its a sport model, not sure if they are different
at that age they're going to go soft on you sooner rather than later, especially if you go lower/stiffer. just a fact of life. gotta pay to play.
 
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I have noticed some "skiddering" when coming out of a stop occasionally when I let the clutch out a little quick, not sure if this is the clutch, or a part of the suspension not being stiff enough in the front end or perhaps the shocks? The links that connect to the frond sway bar not stiff enough?
I know that is a separate question/issue, but maybe related...
 
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What the consensus on shock replacements for gd3? Shock effect on handling?
 
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What the consensus on shock replacements for gd3? Shock effect on handling?
I'm not trying to be a smartass but the shock effect on handling will be the same for a fit as it is for most other cars. stiffer shocks will lead to improved response and body control, while firming up the ride. unless you meant specific shocks, in which case I can't help and I'm just post whoring.
 
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If you are looking to improve response and ride quality I highly recommend replacing your shocks as well. At that price point (both springs and shocks) you might as well invest in some street coilovers.

If you insist on just getting springs and using your stock shocks until they blow, pick whichever one has the least amount of drop and the lowest spring rates.
 

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