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Question Steeda Springs inquiry

Does anybody have the Steeda Sports Springs and how do they like them?

Is the street ride too harsh or am I better off with Ultralights as I don't road race but, want a stiffer corner carver.

I will marry either with Tokico D-spec's very soon.

Pictures of the drop with 18 wheels would be great.

I plan to also add an adj pan hard to the springs and shocks, anything else from experiences?

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I have the sport springs with the Tokikos as part of their Stage II G-track suspension package and can't say enough good about them. There have been a couple of times I have been able to avoid an accident because I was able to make a sudden move that I doubt I could have pulled off on the stock suspension. Plus hook up and acceleration are much butter, but the package also includes the lower control arms which add to that benefit.

I would highly recommend them.


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I plan to just do Steeda springs and Tokico's with a panhard.

I had planned on Ultralights but, I am thinking Sports for a more corner carver feel with the stiffer rates.

Thanks for the input, I am sure they will rock.

Did you have to add any camber bolts or any strut components?

Any pictures?

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I plan to just do Steeda springs and Tokico's with a panhard.

I had planned on Ultralights but, I am thinking Sports for a more corner carver feel with the stiffer rates.

Thanks for the input, I am sure they will rock.

Did you have to add any camber bolts or any strut components?

Any pictures?

Thanks.
I did not need the camber bolts and the alignment is okie dokie.

Here are some pictures for you.
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I have Tokico D-Spec's and Steeda sport springs with a BMR panhard bar, It's like night and day!!! you can adjust the damping stiff for better cornering or softer for a road trip, on the softest setting it's almost like stock! Can't say enough, one of the best mods you can make!!!! make sure you get the remote adjusters for the rear shocks.
I also installed the camber bolts. Hope this helps good luck.
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I have Tokico D-Spec's and Steeda sport springs with a BMR panhard bar, It's like night and day!!! you can adjust the damping stiff for better cornering or softer for a road trip, on the softest setting it's almost like stock! Can't say enough, one of the best mods you can make!!!! make sure you get the remote adjusters for the rear shocks.
I also installed the camber bolts. Hope this helps good luck.
Yes it does help.

I am going to forgo the panhard I think for now as with the Steeda drop, I don't think it's required but, will do both panhard and PH brace down the road.

Yeah, I know about the rear remotes.

Pictures please?

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Yes it does help.

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Thank you good sir!

I did not get the next stage of the package which would have included the panhard bar, but the ph brace did some with the Stage II. As you mentioned, the drop is not that much, it pretty much just leveled the car out nicely.

Good luck and good choice!

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Here's a pic of Steeda sport springs with 18x10 deep dish.

WITHOUT the adj. Panhard my rear end was off a little more than an 1" and it cornered real bad one way, oversteer...and understeer the other.

Personally, I wouldn't do the springs without the bar and brace and the same time. It is easier to do the bar & brace with the springs out anyhow.

The thing I wish I would NOT have done was the adj. 3rd link. Now that my pinion angle is correct again, I have the dreaded driveshaft klunk that my wife's 2007 GT/CS has had since day one. I think when the pinion was off the shaft was loaded enough to not klunk.

As a comparison though, the SPRINGS ALONE did not cause a harsh ride. It rode great, even on 35 series tires. But the other added rear parts really firmed it up. Not bad, even on crummy Michigan roads, but more firm. I like it actually, and now can get rubber in 3rd, which before it woudn't due because to much energy was lost in the weak factory suspension pieces.
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Here's a pic of Steeda sport springs with 18x10 deep dish.

WITHOUT the adj. Panhard my rear end was off a little more than an 1" and it cornered real bad one way, oversteer...and understeer the other.

Personally, I wouldn't do the springs without the bar and brace and the same time. It is easier to do the bar & brace with the springs out anyhow.

The thing I wish I would NOT have done was the adj. 3rd link. Now that my pinion angle is correct again, I have the dreaded driveshaft klunk that my wife's 2007 GT/CS has had since day one. I think when the pinion was off the shaft was loaded enough to not klunk.

As a comparison though, the SPRINGS ALONE did not cause a harsh ride. It rode great, even on 35 series tires. But the other added rear parts really firmed it up. Not bad, even on crummy Michigan roads, but more firm. I like it actually, and now can get rubber in 3rd, which before it woudn't due because to much energy was lost in the weak factory suspension pieces.
Get youself a one-piece d/s and much of that clunk will go away.

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The thing I wish I would NOT have done was the adj. 3rd link. Now that my pinion angle is correct again, I have the dreaded driveshaft klunk that my wife's 2007 GT/CS has had since day one. I think when the pinion was off the shaft was loaded enough to not klunk.

What is driveshaft klunk?

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Here's a pic of Steeda sport springs with 18x10 deep dish.

WITHOUT the adj. Panhard my rear end was off a little more than an 1" and it cornered real bad one way, oversteer...and understeer the other.

Personally, I wouldn't do the springs without the bar and brace and the same time. It is easier to do the bar & brace with the springs out anyhow.

The thing I wish I would NOT have done was the adj. 3rd link. Now that my pinion angle is correct again, I have the dreaded driveshaft klunk that my wife's 2007 GT/CS has had since day one. I think when the pinion was off the shaft was loaded enough to not klunk.

As a comparison though, the SPRINGS ALONE did not cause a harsh ride. It rode great, even on 35 series tires. But the other added rear parts really firmed it up. Not bad, even on crummy Michigan roads, but more firm. I like it actually, and now can get rubber in 3rd, which before it woudn't due because to much energy was lost in the weak factory suspension pieces.
Nice pictures and now you got me rethinking the adj PH bar. I'm having it done Tuesday and will ask shop if they have one "just in case" otherwise, it's mail order time tomorrow.

How much off was your pinion and what is the stock spec? I really wasn't planning to do my 3rd link yet.

Can you "beat the floorboard out a bit" like some guys are doing with the one piece drive shaft?

Nice wheels btw.
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