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Thread: Getting ready to do PPV struts. Spring opinions needed.

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    I really appreciate all the help you guys are giving me. I'm definitely open for more input and pics. I'm trying to get it right so the little woman is happy first time out.

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    ".....to get it right so the little woman is happy...."

    LOL (or you get your balls taken off! Sorry, been married a long time)

    Another warning, the PPVs will feel edgy until they break in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhatNext View Post
    ".....to get it right so the little woman is happy...."

    LOL (or you get your balls taken off! Sorry, been married a long time)

    Another warning, the PPVs will feel edgy until they break in.
    More or less... She pretty much decided she's driving my car. I generally do what I want to it, while trying to make her happy.

    She wanted an HHR a squashed that. Couldn't have that in the garage next to my '13 Camaro 1LE... LoL

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    I was just looking at the car. It's pretty much 2" gap front and rear. She needs to go down a little.

    Who makes 1" Springs other than Eibach?

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    Tein..they state 1" front and .6" rear.
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    So Tein is 1"F/.6R and Eibach is 1"F/.8R. I've read that the Eibachs give more of a "flat" look.

    Teins are also progressive.... I need to find some pics of the "look" of both of them. Off to Google.

    Also does anyone have any experience on the Whiteline "camber correction" upper mounts? I'm running SAI plates on my 1LE they give me about 2* of camber it helps with turn in. I'm thinking it might be worthwhile to do on the G8. They are also bearings so no bushing to collapse.


    http://www.whiteline.com.au/product_...42565&sq=24992


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    I'm leaning towards a PPV/Tein combo. I'm on the fence about my upper mount choice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighter View Post
    I'm leaning towards a PPV/Tein combo. I'm on the fence about my upper mount choice though.

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    That's what I have along with Whiteline strut mounts and couldn't be happier with this combination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markmsf3 View Post
    That's what I have along with Whiteline strut mounts and couldn't be happier with this combination.
    Do you have any stance pics? That's what I'm really looking for. I've seen a couple that I think are Tein drops but not 100% sure.

    Also how's the ride. I want tighter but not harsh. It is for the wife's car...

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    Have you looked at Lovells for the g8 - I think they make a package for the car that has a slight front drop.

    but before you spend money on springs I have to ask a few questions. Do you drive the car often, on city streets? Does harshness and noise bother you?

    I would honestly suggest not replacing the springs - get new strut mounts - and use the FE3 or PPV struts on the car. which is what I did - but I DD my car every day, on crappy memphis city streets. Having gone down the road of lowering this or that - even using properly adjusted or tuned struts/shocks for the lowered car spring rate - it was still too harsh day in and out.

    bigger issue - not so much the ride but the damn scraps. entrances off the road, big dips in the driveways, trapezoidal speed bumps etc. So I would consider some of that before lowering the car if any of that might bother you - daily.
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