Stormmy_es

Finding new coilovers.

4 posts in this topic

So i own a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer es. I have been wanting to lower it for a few months now. But I am debating on going the cheaper route and get lowering springs or save alittle more money and get coilovers. What are some thoughts on coils or springs? But at the same time, im not too sure when it comes to suspension. Would anyone have any suggestions on coils? 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, Stormmy_es said:

So i own a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer es. I have been wanting to lower it for a few months now. But I am debating on going the cheaper route and get lowering springs or save alittle more money and get coilovers. What are some thoughts on coils or springs? But at the same time, im not too sure when it comes to suspension. Would anyone have any suggestions on coils? 

How low do you want to go? We had the same thoughts with this before. and I ended up purchasing an Eibach Pro-Kit (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Eibach-6048-140-Pro-Kit-Lowering-Springs-2008-2017-Mitsubishi-Lancer-DE-ES-GTS-/391772773831?hash=item5b377a1dc7:g:3k4AAOSwDiBZEJ~x&vxp=mtr). Lowest you can go for this is 1.2 Front/0.8 Rear drop. I chose this over the Eibach Sport Lines (http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Eibach-4-4860-Sportline-Kit-Set-Of-4-Springs-fit-Mitsubishi-Lancer-08-17-/131140722506?hash=item1e88989f4a:g:3fgAAOSwDuJW1cMp&vxp=mtr) which can give you 1.7 front/1.5 rear drop, since our winter roads here sucks and I daily my ride. Over the course of inquiring and doing a little research, I've read some articles that the Eibach pro-kits are more compatible with your OEM struts, but then again it all boils down to how you drive. If you really wanted to go with coilovers, BC Racing usually tops the charts with performance and ride quality (some may contradict with this), here's the link: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/BC-Racing-BR-FULL-Coilovers-SHOCKS-SPRINGS-KIT-FOR-2008-2016-Mitsubishi-Lancer-/112418279504?hash=item1a2ca6d050:g:S74AAOSwmkpZePQA&vxp=mtr. Cheapest coilovers with quality would be the Tein Street Basis http://www.ebay.ca/itm/TEIN-Street-Basis-Coilovers-02-07-MITSUBISHI-LANCER-CS6A-ES-/222537754992?hash=item33d048a970:g:plQAAOSwiOFZN616&vxp=mtr. If you drive on harsh winter roads and you have coils, I suggest that you get some ISC coilover covers to protect your dampering mechanism from salt and grime http://www.ebay.ca/itm/ISC-Suspension-370mm-Length-Coilover-Covers-pair-/381533554807?hash=item58d52c0877:g:vBsAAOSw--1Wq8ar&vxp=mtr.

Just take note that once you have changed your springs, no matter what the brand is, you will really expect a change in your car's ride quality especially when it comes to bumps since it will be more stiffer. Bonus with the coilovers is that you can always adjust ride height to your preference.

 

Hope this helps.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gstacruz777 hit the nail on the head. There's nothing wrong with springs, but coilovers will give you a lot more adjustment to tweak the ride height and stiffness to your comfort. I personally went with Tein lowering springs about a couple years ago, and I wish I would've just saved up and went with coils in the first place. I'd be able to go lower, and I'm sure the ride would be a bit better because the stock struts aren't really made to handle the stiffer springs.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Plus the stock struts are designed to work within a specific travel range and lowering springs take them out of their optimal travel range. 

Think about your mileage too - the higher mileage on the struts, the faster they will fail under added stresses. 

If you want to go really top of the line, check out Fortune Auto. You'll spend more than for BC's though

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now