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Old 10-21-05, 12:32 PM   #1
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Default Tanabe DF210 springs discussions (The Mother thread)

hey guys....im thinking of getting tanabe springs in my LS...what do you guys think of it and are there any negative effects with lowering the car 1.8inches in the front and 1.5inches in the rear.....does anyone in here have this suspension.....please let me know what you guys think of this!!! thanks in advance!!

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yeah i have the tanabe lowering springs on my car, currently on stock shocks. i think my rear driver side is giving out soon. but the springs make the car looks much more aggressive and better IMO, the ride is just as good as stock, a bit too soft for my taste lol. it corners slightly better with less body roll but still... alot of body roll. haha i thought it was a good investment till air suspension/coilovers. gl
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hey man.....thanks a lot for the advice man.....one more thing where can i find them ...im kinda having a hard time finding them!!

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msg mrlexo owner of luxurymods.com, he should be able to get you a good price.
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wow....never had this much help on a board before....im very impressed...thanks a lot meanlex!!! im getting those springs tomorrow!!
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This is a little off topic but can you post pics of your car with the supra wheels?
Back to the topic I'm going to check tommorow and see if I can still get you l-sportline springs. These springs go low and they ride very nice. My car looks like its almost 1.9 inches in the front, and it rides very nice. When I was planning on lowering my car my biggest concern was the ride and getting the lowest possible drop without coilovers.
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If the L-Sportline doesn't work out, we have the Tanabe springs, although I'd very very strongly suggest doing some shocks also. Tokicos would probably be best, there is Bilstein also.
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This is a little off topic but can you post pics of your car with the supra wheels?
Back to the topic I'm going to check tommorow and see if I can still get you l-sportline springs. These springs go low and they ride very nice. My car looks like its almost 1.9 inches in the front, and it rides very nice. When I was planning on lowering my car my biggest concern was the ride and getting the lowest possible drop without coilovers.
what kind of shocks do you have with those springs?
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what kind of shocks do you have with those springs?
I think he has the L-sportline package, comes with Bilstein.
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Default tanabe df210 springs

hey guys, last week i installed these tanabe df210 springs which are suppose to lower the car by 1.8inches in the front and 1.5inches in the rear but even after a week of these springs on the car the car still looks like it not lowered ...any advice on why these springs dont lower the car as much as they should or over the time period it might settle down. oh yeah, i still have the stock struts.


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Are you sure, because I noticed a huge differences as soon as they dropped teh car to the ground.
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Did you take a measurment before hand so you know how much it went down?

Did you re-use the original struts or install Bilsteins?
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in addition to RA40 and Grand's posts, it will take some time for the springs to "set". meaning they will lower more with time until they max out at maybe 2"
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thanks for all the input guys, but the back looks a little lower than the front and i parked my car right next to another 95ls400 and the difference was not noticeable if i told you my car was dropped. im very disappointed and might end up cutting the front springs a little bit since they are not cone shapped. what do you guys suggest?
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