Springs and wheels are installed and couldnt be happier. I will probably start up a new thread later on once everything settles down. Because it seems as though there are a ton of reviews up for the Swift Springs on the IS350 but nothing on an IS250.
I spoke to Swift Springs on the phone about the spring rates, and apparently they have the wrong spring rates listed up their website.
The spring rates are in fact
So the spring pressures are in fact stiffer than the oem slightly, and also
The rumors are definitely true the springs are DEFINITELY more comfortable than stock. After installing the wheels and tires however I do feel a little more of the ground than before. And there is no more swaying when turning.
A couple things I did notice was that when it was first installed the front end sat considerably higher than the rear. After about a day of driving though everything settled down. The car is nice and even and the drop is not aggressive. I can stick about 2 fingers in between tire and fender, keep in mind I am a female so its probably 1.5 finger for most of you guys. LOL
I may have made a mistake in my choice of tires, but I used the tire size calculator to figure out my tire sizing. I dont drive fast at all, nor do I do any kind of performance driving so I opted for the stock tire width. I used the calulator to find out the same height. The stock tire sizes were 245/45/17 in the rear and 225/45/17 up front.
I ended up purchasing 225/35/19 for the front and 245/35/19 in the rear. The mistake is that I am running 19x8.5 up front and 19x9.5 in the rear, both at 35 offset. It ended up stretching my tires a little bit
Either way the tire shop said that this is close enough to the original setup that I had.
Im going to give it maybe a week or two to let things settle down and I will post up a new thread with all the details.
But here are some teaser shots of the car. I had to change the lighting of some of the pictures so that you can properly see where the tire sits.