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I'm new at modifying my car for looks, but i think my red CL would look better lowered.

How easy is it? What happens to the handling? I'd assume changing the suspension geometry would put wear on some parts of the drive train true? Any ideas where to satrt?

Also, any aero kits for the CL?


Thanks for any advice.
 

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Comptech springs are probably the least drop you can get. I believe its about 1.5" You don't need a camber kit with Comptech springs. Springs will wear your shocks faster but we have members with in excess of 30,000 miles on stock shocks and Comptech springs. Phil has Comptech springs on his 2001 CL-S. He has pictures up at www.iridium130.com .
 

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marlowek said:
I'm new at modifying my car for looks, but i think my red CL would look better lowered.

How easy is it? What happens to the handling? I'd assume changing the suspension geometry would put wear on some parts of the drive train true? Any ideas where to satrt?

Also, any aero kits for the CL?


Thanks for any advice.
the handling isn't affected as much as they were by sway bars, but there is a noticable difference. I dont think adding springs would put any wear on the drivetrain...

for modding the CL for looks, get tint, drop it, and get rims ;)

I dont think there are any kits coming out for the CL unless they are custom...
 

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Other than the awesome look with the Comptech springs, the best improvement is in braking and launching. When braking, there is hardly any dive and when launching, there's not as much squat in the rear. Getting the springs was an excellent investment IMO -- well worth the $300!
 

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Thanks all. I'll look into it. Just gotta convince the old lady to let me spend more money on a brand new car :)

Sway bars at the same time or later?
 

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marlowek said:
Thanks all. I'll look into it. Just gotta convince the old lady to let me spend more money on a brand new car :)

Sway bars at the same time or later?
Do sways FIRST dude. Springs are purely for looks - sways TOTALLY affect the handling in an awesome way.
 

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Do sways FIRST dude. Springs are purely for looks - sways TOTALLY affect the handling in an awesome way.
I disagree. Get the springs first...CL already handles pretty well w/out sways...get the springs for less wheelgap and get the sways for handling(if you feel you need it :D)
 

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Do sways FIRST dude. Springs are purely for looks - sways TOTALLY affect the handling in an awesome way.
I TOTALLY disagree! IMO, you get more for your money with the springs, which cost the same as the sways.

SPRINGS

Pros: much better look (less fender/wheel gap), much better braking (less dive), much better launching (less squat), better handling

Cons: ride is a little bouncy on stock shocks. If you upgrade the shocks, the ride will be a little rougher.

SWAYS

Pros: much better handling

Cons: much rougher ride, especially if you've got the springs too!
 

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I TOTALLY disagree! IMO, you get more for your money with the springs, which cost the same as the sways.

SPRINGS

Pros: much better look (less fender/wheel gap), much better braking (less dive), much better launching (less squat), better handling

Cons: ride is a little bouncy on stock shocks. If you upgrade the shocks, the ride will be a little rougher.

SWAYS

Pros: much better handling

Cons: much rougher ride, especially if you've got the springs too!
Exactly! :D

Springs first, then sways.

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It's a good idea to get both done at the same time. But if I had to choose between the two, I'd pick the springs first for aesthetic purposes. The comptech springs are a nice little drop but I personall prefer eibach's or h&r's. I'm not a big fan of the raked look. If you really want to go all out pick up a set of coilovers. You can drop the car to whatever height you desire w/ minimum ride penalty.

There are a couple of bodykits available but they are all fiberglass and a bit overdone for my tastes.
 

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marlowek said:
I'm new at modifying my car for looks, but i think my red CL would look better lowered.

How easy is it? What happens to the handling? I'd assume changing the suspension geometry would put wear on some parts of the drive train true? Any ideas where to satrt?

Also, any aero kits for the CL?


Thanks for any advice.

see whats more important to you looks or performance...

springs for looks
sways for performance such as cornering...
 

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Re: Re: Lowering '03 CL S

Escamar said:



see whats more important to you looks or performance...

springs for looks
sways for performance such as cornering...
Do the Springs first....get the teins and save on overall cost....cuz a set of CT springs and Koni adjustables will run you close to the groupbuy price of 850 for Teins....also height adjustable...so you can set it anyway you like...you can kill a lot of swaying by dropping more than 1.5", but anything more than 2" might require camber kits.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Lowering '03 CL S

Moomaster said:
Do the Springs first....get the teins and save on overall cost....cuz a set of CT springs and Koni adjustables will run you close to the groupbuy price of 850 for Teins....also height adjustable...so you can set it anyway you like...you can kill a lot of swaying by dropping more than 1.5", but anything more than 2" might require camber kits.
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