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    Coilovers and winter

    Hey everyone, I couldn't really find much on this subject but I am looking at getting a coilover setup as I want to have my car a little lower and stiffer for everyday driving (then slammed for shows), however I live in Vermont and our winters can get pretty ridiculous and I do not want to have my car sitting for half the year mainly because I don't have the money for a second car. Does anyone have experience using a lowered suspension in extreme winter conditions? I thought of going HFP but for me I don't think the drop that gives wouldnt be enough for what Im looking for.
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    Are you looking to improve the handling or just have the car lower to the ground? If better handling is what you're after get the HFP setup. If you're just looking to go lower then get some good springs. Coilovers provide both obviously but with the salt and such from a Vermont winter you will really have to keep up the maintenance to make sure the lowering threads don't get rusty or damaged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamrubixcube View Post
    Are you looking to improve the handling or just have the car lower to the ground? If better handling is what you're after get the HFP setup. If you're just looking to go lower then get some good springs. Coilovers provide both obviously but with the salt and such from a Vermont winter you will really have to keep up the maintenance to make sure the lowering threads don't get rusty or damaged.
    I'm mostly going for performance but I also don't want my car to look like a 4x4 anymore. Would it be feasible to take coils off every winter or is it a pain?
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    buy coilovers with teflon coating shock body, after install & the set up, you can apply undercoating on your new coils to prevent rust...
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    How much snow do you typically deal with? I'm glad mine was stock height last winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SYMAWD View Post
    How much snow do you typically deal with? I'm glad mine was stock height last winter.
    This past winter Vermont led the country in anual snow fall...so kind of a lot of snow.
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    For those worried about winter messing up their coilovers... ISC Suspension sell covers.
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