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Discussion in 'Gen II Prius Accessories & Modifications' started by dann707, Apr 16, 2012.

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  1. dann707

    dann707 Junior Member

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    hello need help in finding a good set of coilovers for a decent price...im new here and this is my first post i just bought my 05 prius alittle over a month a ago and this is going to be my first big mod i need some advise where, or what site i can buy them at...thanks
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    I was looking on tirerack.com promotion page Tire Rebates & Special Offers and they are offering up to a $250 rebate on coil overs by KW but then I checked for vehicle and they are only offering a set of H&R springs for the gen II for $206+shipping (1.4" lowering on the front and 0.7" lowering on the rear).

    I have no information on if those are any good since I live in the north and buying anything that lowers my suspension would kill the ability to drive in snow so I never even do any research or consider buying anything like this.
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    I assume we are chattin about coil over springs. If so alot of chat peps went with Eibach Pro .....if these are still available
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    Tirerack had the Eibach's for gen III but not gen II for some reason, just the H&R, but that doesn't mean Eibach's aren't available from another retailer.
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    http://priuschat.com/forums/gen-ii-...en2-eibach-springs-discontinued-now-what.html

    Eibach has stopped making springs for the Prius 2nd Generation. I'm currently looking for lowering springs and replacement shocks for my 90k mile Prius. Anyone have any suggestions for springs? B&G, H&R...which brand is not expensive but still provides improved handling vs OEM and lowers the car?

    Sorry to jack your post, but why create a new one when everyone can discuss lowering spring performance / reviews here? I've searched for other posts and reviews but didn't find anything substantial.

    I'm sure I'm not the only one who wants to know which springs to buy...:)
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    Two years ago I replaced my 07 Prius OEM springs with a German LOWTEC lowering kit. Driving the car on the road first upsetting impression was: understeering has increased, instead of reducing. This was very strange and unusual lowering and stiffening the ride, but this car is unconventional and very heavy for his class.
    I moved back to OEM springs after two weeks and was happy to do it. I own this car from 2007 and I've always replaced lowering springs in my previous cars. I like to drive relaxed most of the time, but sometimes I have fun pushing the car very hard, to its handling limits. Lowering springs didn't work with my Prius
    During these years most succesfully handling modifications have been:

    #1 Installing a front strut tower brace (reduced understeer, less dash board noise, less engine noise: for sure one of the best improvements ever)

    #2 Replacing OEM hollow rear sway bar with the solid Corolla TRD 24 mm diameter (reduced understeer, very close to neutral handling, more cornering speed, no comfort reductions). This step really changes handling behaviour and brings you satisfaction.

    These are the two single best handling improvements you can do on a 04-09 Prius. And I would stop here if you are not looking for racing oriented behaviour.

    I'm planning to replace front sway bar with a stiffer one (24mm) as next step but I don't feel very definate this moment: understeer may come back on this strange car.
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    Hey everyone ive been doing my research and I'm going with some Megan coilovers. My previous car was a 93 lexus ls400 and Megan's were the lease expensive out of the coilover choices for that car and that was most reliable, and comfortable. Im really not a believer in springs not by experiance but just reading other people's reviews on them. I'll update when I get them and put them on...
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    is this Megan kit for 04-09 Prius you are going to purchase ?

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    Those look beautiful! I want those :)
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    How much are those Megan...
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    Yes those are the ones i dnt know if those are the exact ones but difinatly simpilar. Already ordered them just have to pick them up from a shop in SoCal can't wait...!
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    Yes I know BC is a over all better suspension but also alot more money I got these for about 800 from a Megan vender on clublexus and BC would probably run around 1000-1400 bucks. Also one of the reasons I got Megan's was because I'm familiar with at brand from my Lexus.
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