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What would the symptoms of worn out springs even be? Just curious. And anyone consider putting a set of AWD non-4c springs in their car to really tighten it up?
 

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What would the symptoms of worn out springs even be? Just curious. And anyone consider putting a set of AWD non-4c springs in their car to really tighten it up?
Nobody goes through the hassle when you can just buy aftermarket springs.
 

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Well I dunno, I'd thought about this. Want/need new springs but as long as I'm stuck in the driveway I am, lowering is a bad idea.
 

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We have really soft springs in the R because 4C acts like a nivomat. Most of the work is done by the shock.
 

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The stock R sprigs are naturally soft. So much so that it relies too much on the 4c and wears it out pretty quickly. TME springs have minimal drop while giving you a much better ride.
 

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i swear that in the reaR of my R that it could be lowered like 3"...should I just buy elevate springs and cut them?
 

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Elevate r wagon springs dump it pretty low. I would install them to see and would not advise cutting them. As the rear shock mount is pretty particular on spring mount location.
 

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I've heard of a guy cutting springs and his car looks bad ass


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I've heard of a guy cutting springs and his car looks bad ass


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And probably rides like ****. I would strongly suggest not doing it to your car. Might be fun in the beginning but can quickly get old.
 

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i swear that in the reaR of my R that it could be lowered like 3"...should I just buy elevate springs and cut them?
I don't know about 3. The IPD springs I have are 1.5ish and i got called a lowrider by a coworker. Lol how the car was when they said that.


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I've heard bad things about their springs. I would do ipd but I like the stiff ride of the elevate.


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I havnt ridden in a car with elevate, I actually like the ride. Next time we meet up I'll take you for a ride so you can feel yourself.
 

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Alright, so the rear 4c on the passenger side is leaking. Gonna look at drivers side.

I'm thinking some bilstein sports and hrs or a kW coil over.
 

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Alright, so the rear 4c on the passenger side is leaking. Gonna look at drivers side.

I'm thinking some bilstein sports and hrs or a kW coil over.
That would explain the sagging. Also, redoing all of 4C is cheaper than coilovers... And no fun dash lights.
 

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Sorry if this is unrelated, but I don't want to create a new thread in case one already exists that I'm not finding. I have a 2007 R and a previous owner lowered it probably a good 2 inches. On bumps at high speeds, the wheels hit the wheel wells. The struts appear to be stock, but I'm thinking the springs have been cut. There are no warning signals/lights being shown. I'm not quite used to cars like this or the electrical systems involved in the suspension. I'm wondering if I could get away with just putting new springs in it and possibly bump stops if those have been shortened as well. Or have the shocks probably been damaged by being driven with the cut springs? What would have to be done electrically and is it something I could do? I have some mechanical experience. I'm positive I can replace the springs and struts if necessary but am unsure about electrical. Everywhere I have taken it has told me it will cost about $2k to fix, but this seems ridiculous for something that was likely done by some guy in his driveway and the places I have taken it to don't work on cars like this very often either as I live in a very rural area.
 

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I wouldn't cut the Elevate Springs. They are pretty low already. Especially on a Estate.......you will rub over speed bumps...etc..(from experience.) I went back to Normal Elevate Springs and I was good to go...Rubbed sometimes if I had people in the back seat..

Not to mention how difficult it would be to get an alignment. You need about 1/2 inch to get it done by a normal shop..............
 

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Elevate r wagon springs dump it pretty low. I would install them to see and would not advise cutting them. As the rear shock mount is pretty particular on spring mount location.
on their website, it's quoted to drop the same in the front and the rear 1.14 f/1.34 r
 

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I too am thinking of non R V70 awd springs and would like to know the answer to your question.
 

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I didn't get the answer to it really. I know that the S60 AWD Eibach lowering springs when put on the S60R have been regarded as too soft.

I'm going to go BC racing coil overs. 7kg fronts, 12kg rears.
 
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