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Need pictures of 2gn's lowered....

Post by Riddler » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:02 pm

I have a set of IPP coilovers which I think I'm gonna be selling. Some of the rings are locked up, not bad just need lots of oil and time. Have had them sitting for a couple days in oil.

Anyway coilovers are useless here cause they use salt on our roads.

My plan is to A. find a set of mopar stage 2 - height adjustable only or sell the IPP's and buy struts and springs.

So I'm asking to see pictures of your car lowered. But I want to know what springs/struts, coilovers, airbags, etc etc etc has been done. This is a must!

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Post by joelrgr » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:35 pm

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Tokico HP struts with spring mounts removed, Skunk2 coilovers (still threads to lower another 1" or so all around).

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Post by marakka » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:36 pm

Eibach Ground Control sleeved coilovers and KYB GR-2 struts. NOT the best combination. If you are going to use the GC coilovers you really should look into some Koni's or Tokico's. The KYB's are virtually destroyed now because of how low I keep it. they are only on there until I can get the time to put on my ACR suspension.


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EDIT: HOLY MOTHER OF HOTNESS! Good god your car is hot Joel! Got more pics you can send me as I'm seriously considering the BC2 kit for next years show season.
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Post by TNK » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:38 pm

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my 04 SXT, rockin Eibachs with 00 struts.... i love them. rides not too bad, but i wish the front was lower.
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Post by Kevin_GP » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:50 pm

NEX coilovers, no problem with locking rings at all.....

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Post by Diablo0 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:13 pm

KW Variant 1 Coilovers

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Post by Wisher2 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 2:48 pm

Who cares about locking rings.........Spray a little PB Blaster and BAM! instant unlock

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Post by TiOL » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:18 pm

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progress 1.8

im in canada if you want to sell your coilovers let me know i can sell you my springs :)

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Post by 2003silverneonsxt » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:25 pm

Stock Struts, 1st gen NON acr/rt springs

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Post by grambo » Tue Aug 29, 2006 5:09 pm

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Post by ChrisRT » Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:27 pm

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progress 1.8

im in canada if you want to sell your coilovers let me know i can sell you my springs :)

thanks
That looks great man! I sold those springs to you I think.

What kit is that, that you have on your car?
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Post by 04sxt2.0 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:55 pm

lowered with SRT struts and G2 coilovers, rear 1.75 and front 1.5

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Post by tamadrumr88 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:12 pm

tein basic coilovers
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granted the grass was high there, but i still think the car sits too high (even with a 1.8" drop) now that im on 205/50-17 tires

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Post by Rapley » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:59 pm

holy crap TiOL, i absolutely love the look of your car, it's what i wish mine looked like. Alas, no money for rims or all the other good looking stuff :cry:

Oh yeh, everyone elses cars look great too :lol:
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Post by lambostealth » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:13 pm

H&R makes THE BEST suspension, period. Expensive, but WELL worth it. I would show you a picture of mine but I have a lot of stereo (about 400+lbs.) over the rear, so it wouldn't be a very good representation of the drop. But I can tell you this, the ride is fucking amazing, absolutely identical to stock, until you start carving, then it lets you know why you spent the extra money.

I have thier sport springs which I highly recommend, however they do have a coilover available now for the SRT-4, it's not listed for sale for the Neon, but we all know they will bolt up. The best thing about their coilovers, is that you can choose ANY spring rate you want, and if you call them, they will help you decide which one you need for what you are looking for based on the weight of your car.

Look them up at http://www.hrsprings.com

Buy them, you won't be dissappointed! Even if you just get the springs......oh yeah, and they will NEVER sag. Even after 2 years of having my stereo (400+lbs) on the rear springs, whenever we remove it, it pops right back up! I highly recommend these to everyone!!
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Post by 03sxt » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:22 pm

Mopar Performance Stage 1 Lowering Springs which I believe are about the same thing as the 1st Gen springs like 2003silverneonsxt has.

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Post by TiOL » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:37 pm

Rapley wrote:holy crap TiOL, i absolutely love the look of your car, it's what i wish mine looked like. Alas, no money for rims or all the other good looking stuff :cry:

Oh yeh, everyone elses cars look great too :lol:
thanks man you got taste haha j/k
ChrisR/T wrote:That looks great man! I sold those springs to you I think.

What kit is that, that you have on your car?
type r front lip, rt side, srt rear

*damn i need coilovers*

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Post by Riddler » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:55 pm

Toill what struts are you using with your Progress 1.8T?

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Re: Need pictures of 2gn's lowered....

Post by 01rtgurl » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:01 pm

Riddler wrote:Anyway coilovers are useless here cause they use salt on our roads.

My plan is to A. find a set of mopar stage 2 - height adjustable only or sell the IPP's and buy struts and springs.
Confused. The Mopars will do the same thing, I've got them, I live in Ohio. Sure, they're STAINLESS, big whoop...... the ring is aluminum. Aluminum + stainless + salt = mess. I cannot move the rear rings at all. I haven't attempted the fronts. The rears are blown and I'm wondering if I can even get them rebuilt, since you can't even move them! Good luck though. :P
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Post by TiOL » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:08 pm

Riddler wrote:Toill what struts are you using with your Progress 1.8TOURBO?

Riddler
stock struts !

ride pretty good comparing to my old 1st gen on eibach sportline with kyb gr2
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Post by tamadrumr88 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:22 pm

lambostealth wrote:H&R makes THE BEST suspension, period. Expensive, but WELL worth it. I can tell you this, the ride is fucking amazing, absolutely identical to stock, until you start carving, then it lets you know why you spent the extra money.
obviously your opinion is somewhat biased.... have you ever ridden on anything other than the mentioned H&R suspension??? every combination of spring/strut/full-coilover ive had on my car, or my friends '03 sxt is exactly as you described, "rides like stock until you carve corners"

hell, my 280lb/in-coilovers, hotchkis swaybars, lightweight 15's and ultra-small 195/50-15 ride "like stock" until i hit a bump in the road, or cut corners

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Post by lambostealth » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:27 pm

tamadrumr88 wrote:
lambostealth wrote:H&R makes THE BEST suspension, period. Expensive, but WELL worth it. I can tell you this, the ride is fucking amazing, absolutely identical to stock, until you start carving, then it lets you know why you spent the extra money.
obviously your opinion is somewhat biased.... have you ever ridden on anything other than the mentioned H&R suspension??? every combination of spring/strut/full-coilover ive had on my car, or my friends '03 sxt is exactly as you described, "rides like stock until you carve corners"

hell, my 280lb/in-coilovers, hotchkis swaybars, lightweight 15's and ultra-small 195/50-15 ride "like stock" until i hit a bump in the road, or cut corners
Yes, I have ridden on Eibach pros (too bouncy), Goldlines (sagged within a year), Sprint (way to low, destroyed my shocks), Progress (just as bouncy as the Eibachs), Mopar stage2 CO's (better than most, but oberall a harsher ride than the H&R's)....a few others, to include Tein's, B+G, but irrelevant. And no, they weren't all in my car, however I belonged to a Neon club (Neon Elite) for two years and I rode in nearly everyones first, and second gen (we had 22 members), and from that experience, I can confidently say that H&R's are better.

I sound biased because I like the best springs available? No, I am biased because they are just the best. Get what you wish, but I am comfortable knowing what I have is better than anything else I have ever ridden on. You said yourself that the setups you have ridden on springs that ride like stock until you hit a bump in the road, well the H&R's are a true progressive rate spring, so when I hit a bump, the suspension feels it, not the passengers.
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Post by CA180 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:41 pm

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sebring rims!?! Yeah? sweet, ive been lookin for a set forever!! looks nice!
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Re: Need pictures of 2gn's lowered....

Post by fixitmattman » Tue Aug 29, 2006 11:57 pm

Riddler wrote:I have a set of IPP coilovers which I think I'm gonna be selling. Some of the rings are locked up, not bad just need lots of oil and time. Have had them sitting for a couple days in oil.

Anyway coilovers are useless here cause they use salt on our roads.
Oh man, I was through that hell :( Had one of the shocks seize to the reciever. That shock was screwed anyways so I just gave it hell until it came out. I needed a pipe wrench and a 10ft bar to get it out. Actually pulled my vice out of the work bench at home. Had to go to work and use something more heavy duty. They sat in oil for weeks - heat - wouldn't budge. I bought the friggen things used from California WTF?

How bad are they? If the rings are screwed you can get new rings.

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If you're worried about the salt, I don't know if it's really that much of a concern. I know it was one of mine and I talked to Canuck_2K about it and he said he didn't have any problems with is going year round. Mine haven't seen a winter yet though - probably won't for a few years either.

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Post by OB » Wed Aug 30, 2006 12:14 am

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tokico hp struts, eibach pro kit springs. if youre looking into suspension tuning and not just looks this is a good start. its a bit stiff and noisy, so if youre a sissy i wouldnt recommend it. :wink:
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Post by joelrgr » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:02 am

Riddler, my coilovers saw salted Michigan roads all last winter and i have no issues whatsoever. I cleaned them up real good and clear coated over them and allowed to dry VERY thougholy before i drove in the winter. wire brushed them in the spring and they lower/rise like new.

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Post by blazesxt » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:03 am

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Tein S Techs with stock struts! I like these more than the goldlines I use to have.
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Re: Need pictures of 2gn's lowered....

Post by Diablo0 » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:03 am

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Riddler wrote:Anyway coilovers are useless here cause they use salt on our roads.

My plan is to A. find a set of mopar stage 2 - height adjustable only or sell the IPP's and buy struts and springs.
Confused. The Mopars will do the same thing, I've got them, I live in Ohio. Sure, they're STAINLESS, big whoop...... the ring is aluminum. Aluminum + stainless + salt = mess. I cannot move the rear rings at all. I haven't attempted the fronts. The rears are blown and I'm wondering if I can even get them rebuilt, since you can't even move them! Good luck though. :P
They've redesigned their spring collars, they're now using more of a composite plastic material that doesn't oxidize like the anodized aluminum ones did. If you call them up and explain to them that they're locked up, they'll send you the revised ones for free.

To prevent seizing you could possible put a small amount of anti-seize on the threads in the area that that collar will sit. Once you're ready to adjust them just use a brush and clean the dirt out before adjusting them.
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Post by OB » Wed Aug 30, 2006 1:23 am

im still baffled as to why a company would use an aluminum ring on a steel thread. thats the stupidest thing ive ever heard.
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Post by SX_2.0_Monkey » Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:19 am

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heres my slammed ride!!! stock suspension for the win!!!

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