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Old 11/14/2016, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any performance springs that DON'T drastically lower the car?

Went to go throw the new struts in the other day and quickly noticed 3 of my coil springs are broken (no surprise there I guess with how it rides). I'm in an 02 Stratus R/T now instead of my Eclipse (unfortunately), and I hear it's actually a common problem with those breaking springs since they were slightly softer than what came on the Eclipse.

I figured while I'm in there, since I have to buy new springs anyway for not much more money I might as well put in something better than stock (just looking for regular springs, not doing coilovers). Only problem is that all I can find are 2-2.5" lowering springs no matter where I look or who makes them. I really have no interest in lowering the car, roads around here aren't that great and I honestly don't even really like the looked of dropped cars, it sits pretty low as it is. I don't mind going down an inch or so as I have done on other cars in the past to get stiffer springs and better handling and it looks/performs reasonably well. But 2-2.5" just seems excessive to me.

Does anyone know of a decent spring option that is 1-1.5 lower, if even at all? Should I just go with stock Eclipse GT springs? I guess anything is better than broken springs and they're slightly better than the Stratus springs anyway. Being that convertibles are heavier, I'm pretty sure the Spyder springs are different probably to compensate for the extra weight? Better, worse, or no difference performance wise when put on a coupe?

Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks guys
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You haven't looked very hard. Tein Htechs are what you're after. Its a mild drop and a big bump in spring rate. I've had them on my beater for 60000 miles.
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Yep, H-Tech was my first answer as well. Historically the go-to 3G Eclipse spring for a mild drop..
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Old 11/15/2016, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Awesome, I'll most likely go for those.
Thanks guys, heh sorry I'm really bad at internetting (I still have a flip phone and all that shit). Only real name brand ones I was able to find were Eibachs and then a bunch of stupid off label stuff. Even on here, all the posts I found were talking about the Eibach sportlines which are still 2-2.5"
Looks like the Teins are about the $300 range or so?
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Maybe try this person and see if they have them / can get them? Or:

TEIN H.Tech Lowering Springs 00-05 Mitsubishi Eclipse (D53A) 6cyl | eBay

Looks like more in the $200 range, maybe less, assuming these are the real deal and nothing funny.
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Tein springs are always stamped. If it's not, they're fake. Buy them from a reputable vendor, even if you have to spend a little extra.
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