Lowering springs: best ones for comfort and installation/pricing?

Discussion in 'Gen 3 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by priusenvious1, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. orenji

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    Hi James! Sean has moved up to air suspension. No more springs! There are about 5 or 6 guys on air.
     
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    I had a feeling no one would sit on springs this long LOL!
     
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    I've been searching around this forum to see what springs/shocks or other suspension mods people like. Seemed like TRD was what I would like and then I get to the end of this one and air suspension is mentioned. I noticed all the rest of the posts were several years old. Quick search for air suspension doesn't reveal much other than subtle mentions of cost around 2k which is way beyond what I want to spend. Everybody going air now? Anyone still changing to after market springs like TRD or Eibach on a gen 3?

    I wanted to get springs or a rear sway bar for the car as soon as I got it in 2015, but with other things going on I lost interest in modifying the car. Now I've got to get new tires for it and after shopping around I decided to get Pirelli's in one size wider than stock (225/45 17) Getting better tires has made me think about finally getting the springs and/or shocks again. Looks like I'll be keeping this car 2-3 more years and I want it to handle better.
     
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    Going the spring route. I have Tanabe springs, but have yet to install.
     
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    I vote for tanabe df or htech
     
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    James - Checking in, how do you like this setup?
     
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    I really like them actually. They give the car a nice line as well. Where most other springs I've researched, drop the back end more than the front. These cars IMO look really good with the nose a little lower than the back. I travel over 100 miles a day on CA 101 which is a real ishy freeway.. But these handle the pumps and ruts really well. My only issue is figuring out if I want to put 18's or 17's... Over all, worth it.
     
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    Hi.Have you installed the lowering springs with the OEM struts or you replaced them.I heard that the rear one's are shorter and when you lift the car they have 1" play because of the longer strut.Could you help me with an answer.Thanks.
     
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