Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Pacific Northwest
Same thoughts as OP, to improve handling, nose lift and dive w/o lowering car.
Pardon my suspension ignorance.
A stiffer set of progressive rate springs is not necessiarily required? I've not seen any that don't drop at least 1" in front and 1 1/4" in the rear.
In that regard, the same shock/strut used in a lowered car can be used in one that's not?
One thought I've had to reduce the drop to only 1/2" front and 3/4" rear would be to lower w/springs (thinking likely Ford Racing adj hndling kit, possibly Koni/Steeda components) and then go to a 28" tire.
Need summer wheels/tires and thinking 255/45-19 front and 285/40-19 rear on 8.5 and 10" Nurburgrings. The tire I want however, Mich Pilot SS, are a bit pricey.
This would also serve to get me a little gear back from the 3.73's ...plus these 27" tires look a little dinky on this car, to me.
2012 GT Prem Cp, Kona w/MT-82, 401A, 3.73's & HID/Sec. GT-500 Spoiler & OE sidescoops. FR Pwr Upgrd & FR3 Adj Hndl Packs. MaxMoto CC plates. BMR Adj Panhard. 255/45 and 285/40-18 Conti DW's on silver Forgestar CF5's.Tint, clear bra, CDC Dead Pedal, JLT Oil Separator and Black in Back.
Ordered 3/18/11. Built 5/4. ETA 5/22. Arrived 5/24.