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Old 11-19-13, 06:14 AM   #31
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Think the tein s-tech are available now, think the drop is pretty much between superdowns and downs. Look forward to see someone run them. 1.5inch drop I think I read .
Correct they made the announcement October 24th and are either $340 S tech or $370 High tech!!
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Old 11-21-13, 08:26 PM   #32
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So sorry for my super delayed response!!! >_<



I think the super downs would be just fine with the stocks and there would be no rubbing. My tires are beefy in the back and that's probably the biggest issue



Haha I didn't think that was an option, for my purposes.



I hear you on that!



Yes sir! I also had the Pro Kits on my previous 2IS and it was a good enough drop for me as well, especially as a daily driver back then!



I didn't want to risk it. I'll be more adventurous later.



Thank you They ride pretty nice, if I do say so myself! Took it out again this weekend and even ventured on some unexpected twisty roads and it felt great!



Yeah, I'm thinking of getting smaller tires, but a little later on. I kind of want to see how it is with a lip before I consider dropping more.



Thank you I was happy to do so!



If I took proper notes on my phone when I was getting the springs installed, then the drop is 28mm in front and 14mm in the rear.



TBD -- but check out the website for updates: http://rs-r.com/lowering-springs/
i just ordered the rs-r down and they said the drop is 30-35mm front and 25-30mm rear.??
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i just ordered the rs-r down and they said the drop is 30-35mm front and 25-30mm rear.??
This is just a quick shot after my car was lowered yesterday on down springs

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Old 11-22-13, 04:43 AM   #34
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Wow
Looks great , perfect drop
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Old 11-22-13, 08:25 AM   #35
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Hey man! thanks a lot for this post, I pre-ordered my super down springs for my 2014 IS and I was unsure if I had made the smart decision, but after seeing your pics I defiantly made the right one! I wanted to no wheel gap how you have it.. just sucks I gotta wait until mid-December to put them on my car but definitely will start posting pics on here of it!

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I wanted to make this thread to focus just on the suspension of the car, with my wheel setup and what works/ what doesn't work.

The wheel and tire specs on my car are:

19x8.5 +34, 235/35
19x9.5 +32, 265/30

Here is the car dropped on the RS*R Super Down springs

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And here is the car on the RS*R Down springs

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As you can see, the Super Down springs pretty much get rid of the entire wheel gap, and look AWESOME!!!

Unfortunately, due to the aggressive setup I have in the rear, and the way the fender curves inward, I couldn't drive the vehicle with that setup. The sidewalls of my rear tires would be chewed up in no time, as well as the wheel well. I could have tried some extensive fender & rear bumper rolling, but still may have rubbed over dips and bumps.

With the Down springs, there is still some minor gap:

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However, any lower and I'd probably start scraping on my own driveway, especially when I have a front lip installed:

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As for ride quality- the car rides great! It feels slightly stiffer than the OEM suspension, but not so stiff that the ride becomes uncomfortable. In addition, it feels much better handling around corners and turns-- not so floaty as the OEM feel.

I can't perform what I hear is known as the "Girlfriend test" but I'm sure that if I could, the car with this suspension would pass with flying colors!

There are also no rubbing issues with front or rear wheels on this setup, and I've tested it at 120 km/h, or about 75 mph, on the 5 freeway out here in So Cal (Which, for those of you who are local know, is uneven and bumpy as hell!), and there was no rubbing going over the uneven portions of the freeway at that speed.

As for Speed bumps, I've also tested this out in a parking lot and in order for the rear wheels to rub, I need to go about 15-17 km/h, or approx 10 mph, over a good sized speed bump for the rears to rub. Now, of course, I won't go that fast over one ever again, and once there is a lip on the car, I definitely won't be going that fast haha. But I was just trying to find the threshold for rubbing.

Overall, I'm VERY happy with the outcome. I do love the slammed look, but I also like the setup of the rear wheels, so...well, I can't have my cake and eat it too

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For those who want to comment on how ugly my wheels are, please do so in my build thread here:
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Let's keep this thread focused on the suspension. Thank you kindly
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This is just a quick shot after my car was lowered yesterday on down springs

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the rear drop of your car looks lower than the rear drop on IntegresS.. u both run 19's... And same springs.!! I received my rs-r down springs today and I'm little unsure how the car will sit. Eveyones drop looks different. I'm going vossen 20's but it's driving me crazy with all the different heights iam seeing lol . Rant over lol
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here is a quick sideshot i snapped before heading to autocon miami!

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I am running 19 x 9.5 (235/35/19) and 19 x 10.5 (265/30/19) wrapped on Nitto Invo
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here is a quick sideshot i snapped before heading to autocon miami!

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I am running 19 x 9.5 (235/35/19) and 19 x 10.5 (265/30/19) wrapped on Nitto Invo
looking good bro, cant wait to start on mine patiently waiting
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looking good bro, cant wait to start on mine patiently waiting
Thanks man and can't wait to see your setup!
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The website shows they are sold out (downs). Anyone know when more will be available?
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The website shows they are sold out (downs). Anyone know when more will be available?
You can try and hit up Jay from Dynamic Turbo he is taking pre-orders for the December shipment tell him Jason sent you!
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I got the last down set at rsr Wednesday. Sorry for everyone that's gonna have to wait
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They're available from other online vendors.
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the 10.5 rears dont look right on springs...
pokes because lack of camber AND wheel gap
would look good on a more aggressive setup but 10" seems to have fit more flush to the body IMO
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the 10.5 rears dont look right on springs... pokes because lack of camber AND wheel gap would look good on a more aggressive setup but 10" seems to have fit more flush to the body IMO
This is 10.5 with natural -1.08 camber
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