View Full Version : Love my new suspension setting.

11-07-2005, 10:05 AM
Hey guys i just wanted to let you know that i raised up my car on saturday and wanted to give some feedback. I am running on 18 by 8 inch wheels on 225 40 18s and using h&r coilovers.. For the longest time i was running them at 24" all the way around and the car was super low and scraping on everything including my fenders... Saturday i raised up the car to be 25 and 1/4 all the way around. I did this in hope to be able to drive up my new driveway, however was unsucsessful. The car now still looks good and looks lowered and does not really scrape on anything on the street.. I can make it up all dips and bumps and the car is much less bouncy. As much as i love having a super low car, this new suspension setting is much more responsive and comfortable for the street. I couldnt beleive the difference. H&R claims that when running thier coilovers on 18 inch wheels that 25 1/2 is the optimum ride hight for handling. And on 17s 25 inch all the way around. I hope this will help some of you who have been wanting to raise their car but love it low... Now im left with either getting an s4 bumper or building a ramp. =(

11-07-2005, 10:14 AM
why would they quote different ride heights for 17" and 18" wheels? the tire diameter should be the same.
it really would be nice if they quote dthe distance from the center of the hub to the fenderlip since that dimension is not affected by tire size.

my experience has been the same as yours. when i raised the car i lost a bit of that turn in immediacy but the overall handling and ride quality both feel better. my buddy even stopped calling it a ghetto lowrider.

tramlining was reduced to a minimum too. when it was too low the car wandered all over the place.

11-07-2005, 10:36 AM
Nismo do you have the cup kit? (I saw it for $650 plus tax and shipping)
And whats the difference between the cup kit and the street kit?

11-07-2005, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by MR VTEC
Nismo do you have the cup kit? (I saw it for $650 plus tax and shipping)
And whats the difference between the cup kit and the street kit?

The cup kit is a spring and shock set for fwd a4's. He has coilovers.

11-07-2005, 11:11 AM
I'm fighting myself from raising mine. But, with the new wheels, I don't scrape as much as I did with the stock 16's. I really don't wanna raise her.

11-07-2005, 11:42 AM
Mr vtec, i have the coilover setup the ultras.... they are a nice suspension setup..

Onemoremile. i think that i read that on h&r's site or someone told me over the phone. My next step is to get the car corner ballanced. And wouldnt a 17 inch rim with a 225 40 r17 be one inch smaller than an 18 inch rim with 225 40 r18s... anyway. tahnks for the feedback fellas.

11-07-2005, 11:58 AM
it would be smaller but only because the tire size is wrong. the speedo would also be wrong. correct sizes are 225/45-17 and 225/40-18.

11-07-2005, 12:30 PM
ok i see, so the tire size ran on 17s on this forum are 45s and not 40s. i was under the impression everyone ran 40s on 17s, i never ran 17s on this car.

11-07-2005, 02:10 PM
this man speaks the truth, I was running on my H&R coilovers all summer at 24.5 high and 24.75 rear. Just raised it for the winter months to 25.25 front and 25.5 rear and the car is like a machine.!!! i couldnt belive what a difference. NO scraping and it handles i feel much better then being lower!! Amazing somone else noticed this!! Giddy up.

11-07-2005, 02:28 PM
2 words... suspension travel. the wrx does at least one thing better than the rest.

11-07-2005, 05:41 PM
what a difference an inch makes....... this can be true for several things. =)