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Old 12 Apr 2013, 05:39 am
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Looking to lower my pt using just springs, there are 2 sets available local,
Apex -35mm or PI -55 rear, 50mm front.. Does anyone have experience of these or general thoughts.like the idea of the pi's due to they might reduce rake slightly! Even better if someone has a pic of their pt lowered similarly. Got some 18" wheels to go with them, badly need a refurb tho.
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Old 12 Apr 2013, 07:54 am
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Not sure of the measurements but the Eibach Pro Kit lowered mine and leveled it out pretty much.
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You must live outside the US because of your 2 choices in springs? If it were a safe and practical choice the APEX would be the better of your 2 choices you are asking about. Given that you are installing 18 inch wheels choosing a spring that lowers your PT almost 2 inches like the PI springs is simply fighting suspension geometry.
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Not sure of the measurements but the Eibach Pro Kit lowered mine and leveled it out pretty much.
Hi, the eibach pro kit in uk only offers -35mm (roughly 1.2") drop. Yours is as I would like mine and looks a lot more than 35mm!!
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You must live outside the US because of your 2 choices in springs? If it were a safe and practical choice the APEX would be the better of your 2 choices you are asking about. Given that you are installing 18 inch wheels choosing a spring that lowers your PT almost 2 inches like the PI springs is simply fighting suspension geometry.
Hi Nitro, yes in sunny Wales, UK! there are quite a few choices but having used these on past vehicles with no hassle then would go for these brands. the actual diameter of 15" wheel with standard tyre is very similar to dia of 18" with lower profile tyre.. Just feel if I go safe, I will always think its not low enough!! . Will pay for wheel alignment etc after...
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I would warn against lowering PT's.

Doing so can be very dangerous.
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I would warn against lowering PT's.

Doing so can be very dangerous.

Huh?? Care to explain yourself. Lowering was the very first thing I did 12 years ago to my PT. Didn't know I was endangering myself.
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Old 12 Apr 2013, 12:35 pm
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Don 't mind Busa, his car almost sits flush with the road

A drop till 40 mm can be done on your stock struts and shocks, more than that and you 'll have to get shorter shocks too.

Eibach always says 30 mm but in real life it's always lower. My Civic dropped 40 mm and a PT on another site dropped 40 mm front and 50 mm back.

I love the Eibachs on my Civic

My PT is lowered on coilovers, 65 mm front and 44 mm at the back. Looks cool but it's bumpy.
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I would warn against lowering PT's.

Doing so can be very dangerous.
Yes 1.75 or more without other suspension modifications and adjustments.

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Huh?? Care to explain yourself. Lowering was the very first thing I did 12 years ago to my PT. Didn't know I was endangering myself.
Just because some did something does not mean it was right or safe. I don't know how low your PT and what you did to get it that way is so you may or may not fit in what busa's descriptive category may be?
Most will lower there vehicles for looks anyway. In 15 years I never ran across a PT Cruiser putting it through its passes on the coast HWY 1 or up in the Santa Cruz mountains. And I have never to date ever seen a PT Cruiser at Sears point or Laguna Seca even on open track days either.


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Hi Nitro, yes in sunny Wales, UK! there are quite a few choices but having used these on past vehicles with no hassle then would go for these brands. the actual diameter of 15" wheel with standard tyre is very similar to dia of 18" with lower profile tyre.. Just feel if I go safe, I will always think its not low enough!! . Will pay for wheel alignment etc after...
I never did any information on the two springs you are looking at getting. mainly because I am in the US. But here is a thread on this forum that may help you a little?
Aftermarket replacement Spings
http://www.ptcruiserlinks.com/forum/...nt-spings.html
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