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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-02-2012, 02:58 AM Thread Starter
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lowering springs?

does anyone offer lowering springs for the 2nd gen intrepids? i need to replace my shocks and springs anyways soo i might as well lower her!
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Eibach and intrax? Not positive on last brand name...
Google it

Ride quality is an issue after lowering ...so I've heard
Wait for others to add their 2 cents.
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H&R made them for a long time, but pretty sure they got discontinued. They were the ones that provided the spacers that helped a lot with the issues associated with springs.

M special springs are 1/2" lower and when matched with their struts ride great. It's a small drop, but with all stock parts.
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H&R is the only company that still either has the parts in production or in their warehouse.

Only available for 300M's, but they are swap ins, I just ordered mine in October and I pick them up on Tuesday.

Part Number 29467 Has the engine and transmission shims / spacers
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thanks everyone, I think i might leave my stock springs in i don't want to effect the ride
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My springs are getting done soon, I know it will be stiffer at a lower ride height, but I am also replacing a few other vital parts that need to be done at the same time
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to me, unless you do like the 300M special springs,, ride will be stiff, very stiff,, not worth it to me,
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I am not to worried, my other ride is a 3/4 ton truck, comparing my intrepid to the truck is night and day, truck is designed to be stiff for hauling purposes
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there is a spring shop around the corner from me that does custom springs! im going to look into that
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to me, unless you do like the 300M special springs,, ride will be stiff, very stiff,, not worth it to me,
^^...Ditto!
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Ive been thinking of dropping just the front onto 300M Special coils and leaving the rear stock. Give it a nice bit of a rake going. Any opinions there?
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Ive been thinking of dropping just the front onto 300M Special coils and leaving the rear stock. Give it a nice bit of a rake going. Any opinions there?
As cool as it would look, it may have adverse affects on your handling, the rear may be more tail happy. Height difference is one thing, but mix and match spring rates (assuming the shorter special springs are at a different rate vs. stock) may cause handling issues at speed.. but I am not 100% sure as I am not a suspension specialist
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special coils will not do much...
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Do the Special's coils actually make the car sit lower? From my research, people have said the ride height is all the same, but that the Special's body kit makes it look like it sits a 1/2" lower. And the only difference between the coils is the stiffness.
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As cool as it would look, it may have adverse affects on your handling, the rear may be more tail happy. Height difference is one thing, but mix and match spring rates (assuming the shorter special springs are at a different rate vs. stock) may cause handling issues at speed.. but I am not 100% sure as I am not a suspension specialist
Never thought of that. Im gunna have to go against my judgement and try it. Have 24/7 access to a shop so if its bad i can always swap back, but if it works, itll look bada$$
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