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Old 12-18-2017, 02:25 AM   #29
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Hey guys I've had a 2017 86 for a few weeks now and I'm thinking about putting some TRD lowering springs on it to make the wheel gap a little smaller and I like the lowered look of the 86.

I daily drive my 86 on 225 45 17's and it feels perfect the way it is. The ride is a bit harsh up in Michigan because the roads are absolute crap but it is still plenty comfortable for me.

The thing is I don't want to compromise the daily drivability and overall feel of the car. I know there has been a lot of discussion on lowering springs already but I haven't found too much on the 2017 version. I know they made some adjustments to the suspension to make it ride smoother stock compared to the 13-16's stock and I've also heard that the TRD lowering springs actually made the ride quality better for the 13-16's. Does anyone have input on how the TRD lowering springs affects the ride quality of the 17 compared to stock? The roads up here are crap enough and I don't really want noticeably worse ride quality.

I've also never scraped the bottom even on some really steep driveways just driving normally and I like having that peace of mind. Do the TRD lowering springs sort of ruin that peace of mind of not scraping or are you noticeably more aware of it?
I’ve had my 17 for over a year now and I can tell you that once I went to the 225/45/17conti dw extreem contact on stock rims I love how the car handles and rides. Imho I don’t think the trd springs are worth it on the 17s. I don’t scratch anything or have any problems with clearance. If you want to change how your car handles then strut braces, under car frame braces, sway bars ect. are the ways to go. I know how bad roads are back east and how many pot holes kills suspensions along with parking lots.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:40 AM   #30
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can someone please confirm how much drop are these springs? some say 0.7 some say 1 inch some say 0.5" ??? i heard they are eibach pro-kit rebrand? shouldnt they be 1" lower at least then?
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can someone please confirm how much drop are these springs? some say 0.7 some say 1 inch some say 0.5" ??? i heard they are eibach pro-kit rebrand? shouldnt they be 1" lower at least then?
I thought they were always advertised as 1" drop at the dealership.
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