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Old 11-09-05, 10:16 PM   #16
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cutting your springs is honestly the STUPIDEST thing you could do to your suspension. most likely your running on stock shocks, which could need a bit of time to decompress to the point that the car is putting its full weight on the springs. i say give it a couple weeks. or, just do what your going to end up having to do sometime soon and put in a set of good aftermarket shocks.
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Old 11-09-05, 10:16 PM   #17
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Don't cut them. Wait another week or 2, they'll settle down a bit more.
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Old 11-10-05, 12:26 AM   #18
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Definitely do not cut them. Call the shop that sold you the Tanabe's and ask what may be going on in your application. I've put springs into a handful of cars and those applications have gone almost exactly as spec'd once the car was set down. The last 1/8-1/4" occurs in 1K miles typically. How many miles on the new springs?

Any possibility that the stock springs may still be in front?
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Old 11-10-05, 05:53 AM   #19
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you didnt spend that money to have to cut the springs, if they dont settle take them back
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Old 11-10-05, 11:52 PM   #20
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i had it installed at a friends garage, see the only thing that gets me pissed of is the fact that the rear looks lower than the front.....the springs have about 200miles on them. i guess i will wait it out a little more or else i think imma get those bilstiens with different snap ring settings. thanks for the input guys!! i really appreciate it!!

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Old 11-11-05, 07:46 AM   #21
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Everyone who's asking if JDMUSCLE has stock struts...READ! He stated it in his first post.
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Old 11-11-05, 08:43 AM   #22
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Are you using stock struts?...................................................
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Old 11-11-05, 10:42 AM   #23
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is this a reason why my car doesnt look lowered....im confused here, i am planning on getting the bilsteins since they have different snap ring settings so i could have them adjusted to lower the car a little more!!
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Old 11-11-05, 11:05 AM   #24
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I'll be honest with you, I dont know the specs for the tanabe springs but I remember when I had my suspension instaled I saw the difference right away. Did you notice a difference in spring length btwn your stock ones and your tanabe's? When the shop took out my factory springs I put the l-sportlines next to them to see if there was a difference in length and there was. The L-sportlines were shorter.
Here is a pic of my car before I lowered it. Thats right, I used to be the #1 STUNNA


This is the day after I lowered it.


This is after two weeks of driving.

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Old 11-11-05, 11:11 AM   #25
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This is after 6 months of driving:



I hope this helps, maybe the car will settle like mine did.
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Old 11-11-05, 12:13 PM   #26
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your car def. sat down more after two weeks stef
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Old 11-11-05, 01:06 PM   #27
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stef that lowering is the kinky sex, you used the tanabe's??
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why not save money and just get coilovers? alot lower, and a lot better handling.
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why not save money and just get coilovers? alot lower, and a lot better handling.
save money??!!?? Tanabe's and some decent shocks can be had for less than $650-700. the CHEAPEST Tein CS coilovers ive seen have been about $1,299.
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Old 11-11-05, 03:06 PM   #30
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ok so for 500 more dollars, you get better dampening, ride height adjustability, camber adjustment, and it can go WAY lower! and the ride is way better...wow a lot of lexus owners are cheap
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