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    Default Anyone driving low for the winter?

    I am currently on Corksport springs.... is staying low a good idea this year?

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    I am on KW V1 coils, so far so good for me, been on the car since Summer/Fall 2014

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    i'm on the Corksport springs too. i only lowered the front though as the car doesn't sit nice when you have passengers in the backseat. it actually looks pretty nice with the nose down. as for your question with winters, i think you should be okay. just as long as you bring around your snow brush or some kind of stick to get rid of the stubborn hard slush that likes to stick around your wheel wells, you should be good cheers!

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    thanks man appreciate it!

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by _ryanjayy View Post
    thanks man appreciate it!
    no problem! did you lower it front & rear? just wondering

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    I am on KW V1 coils, so far so good for me, been on the car since Summer/Fall 2014
    Didn't seize your coils?

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Not too low but S-Tech springs with a CS aluminum skid plate. Winter driving is easy --> Snow plow mode

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ret-Ret View Post
    i'm on the Corksport springs too. i only lowered the front though
    I'm running exactly the same set-up

    @_ryanjayy the only place (of all places) that I had an issue was in the drive thru of the Tim's by Vaughan Mills because of how crappy of a clean up job they do post snow fall
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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    yeah i did, front has a 2" drop, rears is 1.5 i think

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    thanks and oh man the worst plaza ever

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    @WhiteGenpu

    Havent checked in a bit, they looked okay to me.

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    It's all based on your personal comfort and experience really. Physically, unless you're doing something dumb, it's not all that restricting. Our cars are surprisingly good in the white stuff with good winter tires. I've even done winter all the way slammed on BC coils with collar removed and didn't get stuck once.

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    I am currently on springs on my Speed, and I have run lowered for the past 2 winters, I only had a problem once with a particularly big snowfall that stopped me from getting out of the driveway.

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Offtopic but do you guys typically drive with traction control off? I find it way too restricting and always cutting in.

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    Would it be a good idea to swap to stock struts and springs in winter then switch over to coils in spring?

    I haven't done any changes to my suspension yet so im looking for options. I've seen somewhere online that it's a good idea so im also wondering if someone here have done that and pros - cons would be great as well
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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Ya its a good idea, if you have the time and the money for someone to do it for you....if you can do it urself, that's great!

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    Ya its a good idea, if you have the time and the money for someone to do it for you....if you can do it urself, that's great!
    Thanks! so let's say i do the swapping myself. Any other things i would need an expert to look at? I know alignment is one of them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by natspriceless View Post
    I'm running exactly the same set-up

    @_ryanjayy the only place (of all places) that I had an issue was in the drive thru of the Tim's by Vaughan Mills because of how crappy of a clean up job they do post snow fall
    You’re running with only lowered front too? Nice!!! I like the aggressive nose dive hehe


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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    no. i have a winter beater lol
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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MS3_ View Post
    no. i have a winter beater lol
    where do you park the 2nd car btw

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by muchikori View Post
    Thanks! so let's say i do the swapping myself. Any other things i would need an expert to look at? I know alignment is one of them...
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    Just alignment I would say, maybe bring it to a shop and asked if you did everything right?? A second pair of eyes doesnt hurt, imo. Maybe make sure the wheels are back on tightly?? Take it for a drive around the block.

    That's about it.

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    Default Re: Anyone driving low for the winter?

    Quote Originally Posted by drazen View Post
    @muchikori

    Just alignment I would say, maybe bring it to a shop and asked if you did everything right?? A second pair of eyes doesnt hurt, imo. Maybe make sure the wheels are back on tightly?? Take it for a drive around the block.

    That's about it.
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