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This is a discussion on Sportlines w/ 315's within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Im currently running 315's in the rear and wondering if I will have any problems with rubbing if I drop ...

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    Sportlines w/ 315's

    Im currently running 315's in the rear and wondering if I will have any problems with rubbing if I drop the car with Sportlines? Thanks.

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    rubbing will be the least of you problems w/ Sportlines.
    you can even fit them in the front.
    i'd be more concerned on not being able to dampen them properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    rubbing will be the least of you problems w/ Sportlines.
    you can even fit them in the front.
    i'd be more concerned on not being able to dampen them properly.
    Word, the sportline are what i call spring for the look, they dont do a real good job for handling at all

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    What would be a good spring in my case? My car is a street/strip car. I have SFC's and LCA's but am looking to lower it with a good stiff spring/shock combo thats gonna help with straight line performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordkiller View Post
    What would be a good spring in my case? My car is a street/strip car. I have SFC's and LCA's but am looking to lower it with a good stiff spring/shock combo thats gonna help with straight line performance.
    those 2 goals are pretty much mutually exclusive.
    since you're into strip (1/4 mile) you can get some BMR springs with QA1 shocks... would be decent on the street and pretty good for 1/4 mile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    those 2 goals are pretty much mutually exclusive.
    since you're into strip (1/4 mile) you can get some BMR springs with QA1 shocks... would be decent on the street and pretty good for 1/4 mile.
    Thanks for the info, Ive actually been considering QA1s. Ive read somewhere that eibach springs are better than BMRs, not sure where but i know ive seen it - I dont know whether this is true or not but its just what ive read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordkiller View Post
    Thanks for the info, Ive actually been considering QA1s. Ive read somewhere that eibach springs are better than BMRs, not sure where but i know ive seen it - I dont know whether this is true or not but its just what ive read.
    they are and are linear instead of progressive... but since the QA1 aren't great for handling and proper damping due to its curve, you'll get similar results with both springs, and the BMR due to the fact they are progressive springs, will allow to ease the weight transfer with the shocks letting it do that transfer... but that would kill you for cornering and handling.

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    I have the Sportlines working w/Bilstiens, with no problems and great handles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CODE4LS1 View Post
    I have the Sportlines working w/Bilstiens, with no problems and great handles.
    how do base your "handling great"... do you bring it to the track ?
    have you driven similar cars with different setups ?
    just asking... cause I've driven lots of different setups @ tracks and been through a few as well.
    compared to stock springs/shocks, your combo might look like it handles good, but there are solutions that will handle even better and with increase confort... yeah, it's possible.

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    Anything is possible....I am just saying my combination works perfect for the street, i.e., fast corners, high speeds, etc. I am certain there is another combo out there that may handle better than mine, but I m happy with my setup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CODE4LS1 View Post
    Anything is possible....I am just saying my combination works perfect for the street, i.e., fast corners, high speeds, etc. I am certain there is another combo out there that may handle better than mine, but I m happy with my setup.
    true until you get the chance to drive an fbody that handles better and is more confortable.

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