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Old 05-30-2018, 06:52 PM   #1
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Lowering springs Q

Thinking of mild lowering springs for my FRS. Why are some an even drop, some more in front, some more in back? Pure aesthetics? I'm really asking because I took the spare and tools out of the back. I was thinking if I dropped it a little more in back it would likely offset removing spare and it'd be more balanced than it is now.
(Main reason to get springs is less wheel gap.)
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The spare and tools are only like 20 lbs together. They shouldn't make much difference in ride height.
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Having a full tank of gas will affect more than the tools.
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Thinking of mild lowering springs for my FRS. Why are some an even drop, some more in front, some more in back? Pure aesthetics? I'm really asking because I took the spare and tools out of the back. I was thinking if I dropped it a little more in back it would likely offset removing spare and it'd be more balanced than it is now.
(Main reason to get springs is less wheel gap.)

Stock there is 3mm more gap between tire and fender up front, so typically any spring that is 3mm (1/8") lower in the front is to even out the gap front to rear.
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The spare and tools are only like 20 lbs together. They shouldn't make much difference in ride height.
I think it's more like 30 lbs in total. Combined with how much gas is in the tank, it makes a slight difference in rear ride height. The height difference on my car is about 1/8" between a full tank with trunk junk vs 1/4 tank with no trunk junk. I have 400 lb springs though, so I'd think the difference would be more pronounced with softer spring rates.
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