Suspension/handling mod question

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by col127, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. col127

    col127 Member

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    Hey GUys!

    Had a quick question... thinking of what to do next with my car . I want to improve the handling and stability of it in cornering/turns.

    Would lower the car be better? Like with springs? Or getting an antisway rear bar? Those options seem to be in the $200-$300 range which I'm fine with.

    I've added a mid-chasis brace which helped some, but I want to do something more.

    My concern with lowering the car too much is scraping the bottom on like bumps and stuff :)''

    Thoughts? Anything else I should consider too that I havent listed here?
     
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    I went with Tein H Tech springs using the stock shocks/struts and the ride is pretty comfortable. I have a two finger gap and no issues with speedbumps. Most driveways are no brainer going in but going out just take it slow and no issue. Here's a thread when I was on my stock alloys; there's another thread titled Aftermarket Wheels that shows me on 16's...which actually improved my ride quality. I'm considering a rear sway but undecided. Springs + installation and wheel alignment ran me $550.

    Eibach Springs | PriusChat
     
  3. B2FiNiTY

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    I would definitely recommend the rear sway bar first.

    Then get some springs or coilovers.

    H-Techs are a good choice if you don't want your car too low and scrape everywhere.
     
  4. col127

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    Thanks for the feedback. Maybe I'll do that first and see how it feels :)

    Are there any potential "cons" to installing a rear sway bar?
     
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