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      IPD 1.75" Lowering springs...curious about ride quality!

      I am looking at buying a set of Ipd 1.75" lowering springs. I have seen pics, and I like the drop.

      What I would like to know is how the ride quality is with them installed? I yet to read about anyone commenting on the ride quality...

      Anyone got them? What do you think?

      Thanks!

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      Re: IPD 1.75" Lowering springs...curious about ride quality! (rj240)

      i had lowering springs on my car and loved it it was the perfect fit for the car

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      Jordan...

      You had the 1.75" IPD lowering springs???

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      Re: IPD 1.75" Lowering springs...curious about ride quality! (rj240)

      I would think (depending on the strut/shock and tire set up) it could become very rough!
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      I would be running the following setup:

      1.75" IPD lowering springs
      Koni Yellow Adjustable shocks and struts
      215/45/17 tires

      I was hoping someone has the IPD springs and can give some feedback...

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      Re: (rj240)

      That is the set up I usually run but it also depends on the BRAND of tire.
      I still think it's going to be a hair choppy but never driven or ridden in a car with these new springs it would be only speculation.
      (If you want to cushion the shock try Conti Extreme Contacts.)

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      No one has the IPD 1.75" lowering springs???
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      Some guys over on Volvospeed have these and they love them! The ride isn't as harsh as eibachs or H&R's and they look great! It is what I will be getting when I order springs for sure. I had H&R's before and they were rough.
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      jrodT5 - Thanks! Good to know, as my alternative was going to be to go with the H&R's...
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      I like them but you already know that lol

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      You're right! I think all the pics that I've seen of cars with those springs have been yours!
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      Re: (jrodT5)

      Quote, originally posted by jrodT5 »
      Some guys over on Volvospeed have these and they love them! The ride isn't as harsh as eibachs or H&R's and they look great! It is what I will be getting when I order springs for sure. I had H&R's before and they were rough.

      Hmm, don't know about the comparison to H&R's, but I spoke with someone on VS who went from Eibachs to the new IPDs and found the ride more harsh with the new IPDs, and more bottoming, but of course, the drop is to die for.

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      I don't like the bottoming...
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      Quote, originally posted by pelicanflyt »

      Hmm, don't know about the comparison to H&R's, but I spoke with someone on VS who went from Eibachs to the new IPDs and found the ride more harsh with the new IPDs, and more bottoming, but of course, the drop is to die for.

      that was probally me also

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      Justin, are the OZ's on the silver wagon 17's or 18's?

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      Re: IPD 1.75" Lowering springs...curious about ride quality! (rj240)

      Stu just installed a set on SS's Project 850 T5-R and did a write-up.

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      Cool...thanks to everyone for the input! I'll be placing an order for these real soon...
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      The spring rate is only increased 20% over stock, so they sholdn't too harsh. I would be concerned with bottoming them out though since with a drop that large they should be stiffer.

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      Ordered a set today...can't wait!
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      please post up what you think of the set up. I'm gonna get some IPD springs and trying to figure out what shock to get with them. konii yellow or FSD's . I've got 215/45 17 general UHPs with 10mm spacers in the back.

      Thanks!


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      Re: (sconeman)

      I installed the IPD springs on my '00 V70 GLT about a month ago. The ride is surprising good. Not once have I bottomed out. I'm running stock struts and shocks for now...

      Also remember to re-adjust your front swaybar endlinks after the drop, if you are running a stock sway. Failure to do so will give you seriously strange handling... Took me a couple weeks to figure this out....

      Good luck.


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      Endlinks...good to know!
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