what springs to lower cobra?

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  1. cerp

    cerp New Member

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    hey gang I have a 99 Cobra (W/IRS) currently on Eibachs the car is about 1.5 lower but still looks like a 4x4 or a scared cat, what other brand can I get to drop my car some more its hardly noticable compared to my brothers 02 gt" :D

    any brands or ideas do adjustable shocks lower the car too . :nice:
    NOTE: "I dont want air bags"
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  2. fallenangel

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    dont go any lower.. your going to regret it. any lower you start messing with handeling and steering geometry .. i bought my car slammed 2" eibach .. im putting steeda sport springs on it in a couple of weeks
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    I alway's thought that the Eibachs (I have them) made the car look like it "should have" from the factory. It didn't seemed slammed, but that is not what I wanted. I also have some 18" wheels on there and out back I have 295/35's....no more 4x4 look for me. :nice:
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    I just purchased Steeda sport springs for my '99. I got those because I didn't want it lowered very much. Just wanted to get rid of the 4x4 look. Hopefully the sports will do the job. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.
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    well i bought the car lowered .. i dont even know how low it is . its over 2" though.. looks cool as hell .. rides like crap
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    EIBACH PRO KIT 1.5" front 1.25 in rear great handling and ride looks like it should do the offset rack bushings from steeda keeps bump steer at bay poly A arm bushings great mod while your there makes steering crisp. fair warning its a chore to replace the A arm bushing let shop do it if not skilled. wouldn't go any lower heard nothing but bad
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    I lowered my '03 with an Eibach pro-kit. I am very happy with the handling, I like low cars and another 1/2' or so would look wicked- But I dont think I wanna go any lower on this one...I dont think you can without adding a bumpsteer kit and Caster/Camber plates to keep the geometry correct anyway. I had mine re-alligned immediately after the install and they got me to where I was barely off- not noticeable and hasnt been a problem. Any lower would require added work though.

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    found some springs! yay!

    well just thought I would share that I found and ordered a set of 2" front and 2" rear drop springs from intrax made just for cobra's .
    a freind of mine found out that the rear wheels stay planted during launch (no more hop) but the front suspension needs some slight modding thanks for the help, :nice:
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    Never heard of them? :shrug:
    Good luck.
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    I was planning on doing the Eibach Sportline's if they'll work but maybe I'll stick with the Eibach Pro-Kit because I had it on my GT and I thought it was pretty good..I would have liked the rear to be another half inch lower though.
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    So how about shocks/struts? Do they need to be replaced if you changing your springs to say the Steeda Sport springs?
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    They don't have to be....I went almost a year before I determined that I was no longer happy with the stock shocks/struts. They weren't matched with the lowering springs. But you can wait if money is an issue. To do it again I would do it all at once though.
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    That's what I though. With the added spring rate I would think that the old (stock) shocks/struts would wear very quickly.
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    Here's the Steeda Sports with '03 Bilsteins. I have since swapped out for the Eibachs that were originally on a GT, which IMO are almost the perfect height. I am about to swap again though this time to coil overs.

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