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Saleen suspension kit or Steeda Ultralites with Tokico HP (blue)

Just need quick opinion which one to go. I have a Saleen supercharger convertible and I feel like I have too much power and not enough control with a simple lowering springs and lower control arms. Nothing drastic like a track suspension, just some significant improvement to keep the horses pointing where I want them to go without giving up too much on comfort and keeping close to the $1k budget.

I am getting Steeda front and rear sway bars with the Steeda Ultralites and Tokico HP shocks and struts if I go that direction. The Saleen kit has progressive springs. The Steeda is linear. Steeda told me their shocks were made by Tokico but they provide the specs. I heard Saleen's springs were made by Eibach and their springs sure look so much like Eibachs as well.

Decisions, decisions... Two things that complicate things a bit for me. I have an extra weight of the supercharger in the front, and I have a convertible. So springs that are too stiff will rattle the car really bad, hence I choose the Ultralites. I am afraid the Saleen would be too stiff.

I'm on vacation out of town and I've been driving all sorts of BMW's and I am starting to get jealous of their suspension.

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Do you know the weight of those Ultralites ? I'm betting they are not any lighter than the FR500 wheels you have right now....possibly heavier.


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Do you know the weight of those Ultralites ? I'm betting they are not any lighter than the FR500 wheels you have right now....possibly heavier.
Steeda told me 5 lbs lighter than the sport springs (each).

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Steeda told me 5 lbs lighter than the sport springs (each).

Oh I thought you were talking about wheels. Carry on

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Steeda called again and said that all front springs they make are progressive rate. The rear are linear rate.

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Try the BMR springs with the steeda stop the hop pak the feel will be like stock and it will allow you to hook up better and get the power to the ground.

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Try the BMR springs with the steeda stop the hop pak the feel will be like stock and it will allow you to hook up better and get the power to the ground.
I already got the Steeda lower control arms which is part of the stop hop kit. I don't know if the upper control arms will have fitment issues because of the lowered springs.

One thing for sure though, the LCA works pretty good. Now it slides like butter when you want to spin the tires. Dunno if the lowered springs contributed to that.

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