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Old 09-28-13, 11:57 AM   #61
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Moving back to my original questions;

If anyone just installed the springs in the front only. What difference in ride quality/comfort, handling, and looks of it?

Would it be ok just to install the springs in the front or best to do the rear also?

also, what is the stock spring rates?
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I'd say do the rears as well because most say they can't tell the difference in height from stock to aftermarket with swifts
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Moving back to my original questions;

If anyone just installed the springs in the front only. What difference in ride quality/comfort, handling, and looks of it?

Would it be ok just to install the springs in the front or best to do the rear also?

also, what is the stock spring rates?[/QUOTE]

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I'd say do the rears as well because most say they can't tell the difference in height from stock to aftermarket with swifts
I have read all of them, but I'm trying to get feedback from all the 2012+ owners... Since one person has experienced the rears being lower then fronts and how they are different in spring rates
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I think its safe to assume you will get a similar feel to the 11s being that its the same product just slight design variation. If height is your biggest concern I'd say go with coilovers. The rears should have less wheel gap than the fronts otherwise you'd have rake. The actual height should be level using both front and rear springs.
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I have swift springs FS in the for sale section if anyones interested.
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I installed just the fronts first and drove around for a week. I didn't like the rake look so I installed the rears after that. Like mentioned above, installing the full set levels the car. I didn't notice much drive quality difference, just loving the ride height
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I installed just the fronts first and drove around for a week. I didn't like the rake look so I installed the rears after that. Like mentioned above, installing the full set levels the car. I didn't notice much drive quality difference, just loving the ride height
Any pics, how was the gap when you just had the fronts and when you installed the rears?
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