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Hi,<p>My name is Travis and I am new to the forums. I just bought my wife an 08 s40 2.4i. I love the car but I am ready to start modifying. I will be purchasing a set of black Exel E-22 18" wheels and have been thinking about putting the heico sport springs in.<p>What is everones thoughts on the ride and handling charachteristics of the heico springs? I know they lower the car 1.5", but I do not want to affect the ride quality of this car at all. Also what size tires will I need to buy with the springs installed. I still want some good sidewall on the tires but dont want any rubbing issues.<p>Also if anyone has any for sale let me know<p>Thanks,<p><br>Travis<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by BFJohnson at 11:36 AM 4-18-2009</i>
 

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Re: Question on Springs (BFJohnson)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BFJohnson</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What is everyones thoughts on the ride and handling charachteristics of the heico springs? I know they lower the car 1.5", but I do not want to affect the ride quality of this car at all. Also what size tires will I need to buy with the springs installed. I still want some good sidewall on the tires but dont want any rubbing issues.<p>Also if anyone has any for sale let me know</TD></TR></TABLE><p>First of all, WELCOME to the forum!!! Its always great to see new enthusiasts on here! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I dont personally have the Heico springs but I do have lowering springs on my 2.4i and you always have to consider that when it comes to lowering a car, you are going to sacrifice SOME comfort which is made up in the handling department! If you are not wanting to affect ride quality <i><b>at all</b></i> then lowering the car is not really an option. <p>As far as tire size, Im riding 225/40R18 and its comfortable enough for me... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Here are the tires Im riding on:<br> <A HREF="http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Fuzion&tireModel=ZRi&partnum=24WR8ZRI&vehicleSearch=true&fromCompare1=yes&place=50&speed_rating=H&speed_rating=V&speed_rating=Z&speed_rating=W&speed_rating=Y&speed_rating=(Y)&minSpeedRating=H" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirerack.com/tires/...ing=H</A> <p>See what others say! And again, welcome!<br>
 

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i am on the same boat, i am installing the heico lowering kit and i recently bought a set of pegasus replicas, i want the 235 45 17 but i need to know if it will rub? or if is better to go with the 225 45 17? i really want the 235 but im not sure what to do... thanks
 

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The comfort you sacrifice is worth the additional handling IMO...but it really depends on you and your wife.<p>I have the H&R Springs and they did a nice job of dropping but I do rub a little running 18x8 Rials on the car. Not too annoying but if i'm in a bad mood...well... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Anyway, welcome to the forums! If you try out the springs and you dont like them im sure you could sell them quickly on here. Always people looking to buy parts.
 
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