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Just wanted to get your opinions on this topic, thinking of lowering my 2013 sport, its only got the stock 17 rims and I have been told by a few people not to do it but then others would say yes do it. I personally want it lowered for the look but dont want to give up the ride or the pain in the arse of scrubbing all the time either.I have spoken to my local suspension guy and after getting all the info and measuring he has suggested to go with sportsryder coil spring and said that a 40 mm drop in the front and a 20 mm drop on the back would be fine and wont interfear with performance / handeling or scrubbing out. Has anyone got any thoughts or suggestions in regards to this, has anyone had any experience or negative effects after lowering? cheers guys
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There are no lowering springs that will ever give you the same ride/comfort as OEM unless you're willing to shell out a lot of money for coilovers.

Lowering with just springs will put more stress on the OEM struts over time and they may wear out more quickly, but it depends on how hard you drive the car.

If you want to go lower and can afford it, most guys on this forum have done so and don't have any problems.

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Thank you, do u personally think that the 40 mm drop in the front and 20 mm in the back would be acceptable , meaning not to much that it has negative effects
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Thank you, do u personally think that the 40 mm drop in the front and 20 mm in the back would be acceptable , meaning not to much that it has negative effects
I am only lowered on racing beat springs so its not really that much lower just lowered enough to give it a better look and with an sti lip on the front it does look lowered. In my experience where you live plays a huge part in it. I live in Ohio where there are pot holes and large inclines everywhere. I scrape pretty often with daily driving and have to avoid certain entrances. I love the look but you have to factor in practicality, I drive a lot of people around so going to low isn't possible or I would be rubbing like crazy. So really take all these things into consideration and decide whats best for you.


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If your car is a 2013, you'll be fine with lowering springs. The ground clearance on the 2nd gen is insane and I essentially never scraped on anything when I had them.


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