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Old 17 Mar 2008, 07:52 pm
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Any of you guys out there used H&R lowering springs on your PT? Ive got a set and was going to use just the rears. was wondering about the ride and quality.
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Old 19 Mar 2008, 09:17 pm
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Default Re: H&R springs

I don't have them on my PT, but had them on my last car. They were progressive wound, so the ride was only slightly stiffer. Pretty compliant over small bumps. But the kit dropped lower than advertised.

I'm going to look at them when I'm ready for PT springs.
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 11:48 pm
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I just installed a set of H&R springs. I orderd the BGT's but was sent these instead. Did not lower the car as much as I was wanting, but the car still looks much better. I have 225/40/18 in front and 245/40/18 in the rear. About 2 inch clearance on both ends.
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Old 01 Apr 2008, 10:19 pm
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same thing happend to me deathstar..i ordered btgs and got these instead. oh well, theyre a goin on soon!
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Old 02 Apr 2008, 08:30 pm
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Everyone said the rears were easy to replace but that was not true for me. After screwing with them for 30 minutes, finally realized I had to discount the rear shocks to allow the back axle to drop enough. TireKingdom wanted $350 to do the work, that was nuts!! Did the whole job my self in 2 hours, but now that I know how, could do in an hour.
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Old 04 Apr 2008, 01:58 pm
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I just did my H&R coilovers yesterday at the Army base auto shop. Took me 3 hours front and back start to finish. The rears only took me about an hour. Too easy. I found it best to:

take off the tires,
support the rear axle dead center with a jack,
undo both sides of struts,
jack up the body of the car to allow the axle to seperate from the body enough to take out the old springs,
transplant the rubber isolators from the old springs to the new springs,
install new springs and reverse removal procedure.

This was my first solid axle suspension job. I've only done indepetant suspensions with struts before. This was easy. Could have done it in 45 minutes if I knew what I was doing ahead of time.
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Old 19 Apr 2008, 09:53 am
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Default Re: H&R springs

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Any of you guys out there used H&R lowering springs on your PT? Ive got a set and was going to use just the rears. was wondering about the ride and quality.
i have them on my ride and i love them!!! I used just the rears for about 3 month.s looks good! ride quality is great, if you have the GT suspension. the springs will lower the front and rear about 2 inches they say 1.4"fr and 1.3

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Old 29 Apr 2008, 09:11 pm
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Default Re: H&R springs

Anyone want to comment on the other springs? Goldline? Eibach? Others?
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