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Strano springs Vs. BMR springs???

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    Strano springs Vs. BMR springs???

    I have a similar question about strano springs and BMR??? That gap is important to me, I want my car to have a good stance, but I'm more concerned about corning and stabilizing the rear end, i hate how i can feel the back of my car float in the seat of my pants at speeds (feel that a panhard bar will solve this problem better). I'm leaning more toward the Strano springs, but I'm also considering BMR springs. I'm not opposed to having a slightly stiffer ride. Any suggestions?

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    for better control, get ths Strano w/ good shocks.
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    i'd call sam strano and explain to him exactly what you want. . . he'll be able to tell ya what ya need.

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    sounds amazing amazing! think there SCCA background holds a little more weight with a decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    i'd call sam strano and explain to him exactly what you want. . . he'll be able to tell ya what ya need.
    X2 Sam really knows what he is talking about.
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    The floaty feeling you have is more of a shock issue.
    I'm with Eugenio SS on this, Strano's with a quality Shock (Koni's) will make such a difference you'll wonder why you waited so long to make the swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    The floaty feeling you have is more of a shock issue.
    I'm with Eugenio SS on this, Strano's with a quality Shock (Koni's) will make such a difference you'll wonder why you waited so long to make the swap.
    That makes sense. I need to do something about these issues. I've always like Pro-touring cars, think its time to start making it happen.

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    i have the strano springs with koni's.

    %^&in love em.

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    Everyone is saying strano springs.. but have you guys even tried bmr springs? lol How do we know they arent almost identical not to mention bmr springs are well known to be loved by alot of people also and much cheaper!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fccs View Post
    Everyone is saying strano springs.. but have you guys even tried bmr springs? lol How do we know they arent almost identical not to mention bmr springs are well known to be loved by alot of people also and much cheaper!
    Well known and loved? I'm sold!! And a 25 dollar price difference doesn't mean much....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Well known and loved? I'm sold!! And a 25 dollar price difference doesn't mean much....
    Considering bmr springs are on sale for $170 for all 4springs. I don't think thats a $25 difference but yea..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fccs View Post
    Considering bmr springs are on sale for $170 for all 4springs. I don't think thats a $25 difference but yea..
    Cost is a very big consideration, still being in school and all. through out my time on this sight I've heard a lot of good things about strano parts. I'm not opposed to spending more on parts as long as i know they will do exactly what i want them to do. As far as the BMR springs, i think i need to know a little more about them, i do like the fact that the are progressively wound, but my goal is to have my trans am handle better, having a slightly harsher ride does not bother me all that much. Im also hearing a lot of good things about Koni shocks, I used Bilstein shocks, but they don't have as many choices as Koni. dont think i have much of a choice besides them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob00Taws6 View Post
    Cost is a very big consideration, still being in school and all. through out my time on this sight I've heard a lot of good things about strano parts. I'm not opposed to spending more on parts as long as i know they will do exactly what i want them to do. As far as the BMR springs, i think i need to know a little more about them, i do like the fact that the are progressively wound, but my goal is to have my trans am handle better, having a slightly harsher ride does not bother me all that much. Im also hearing a lot of good things about Koni shocks, I used Bilstein shocks, but they don't have as many choices as Koni. dont think i have much of a choice besides them.
    take a look at my profile picture. i am very happy with my stance. the ride is a little stiffer, obviously, but not harsh like ridin a wooden wagon lol.

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    Wanna fix the float. My car is so much better and I have stock shock's and springs for another couple weeks at least. I got the package deal on UMI double ADJ panhard and LCA's from WS6 store on sale and no more float and much better cornering. Can't wait to get it done. I'm getting Strano's with KYB AGX's. I like that the Strano isn't too low like the Eibach. But that's next month the 3.73's are next week.
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    call sam, He'll tell you, Honestly he'll explain the differences from an engineering standpoint that I will never be able to understand lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanJM View Post
    Wanna fix the float. My car is so much better and I have stock shock's and springs for another couple weeks at least. I got the package deal on UMI double ADJ panhard and LCA's from WS6 store on sale and no more float and much better cornering. Can't wait to get it done. I'm getting Strano's with KYB AGX's. I like that the Strano isn't too low like the Eibach. But that's next month the 3.73's are next week.
    Think thats going to be the combination Strano's with the KYB AGX's

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    take a look at my profile picture. i am very happy with my stance. the ride is a little stiffer, obviously, but not harsh like ridin a wooden wagon lol.
    like the stance!

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    I really like my bmr's. I believe Strano are a 1.25" drop whereas BMR are a 1".

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    Quote Originally Posted by fccs View Post
    Considering bmr springs are on sale for $170 for all 4springs. I don't think thats a $25 difference but yea..
    Where is that at? Their site shows them for $249.95 PLUS SHIPPING.

    That's actually MORE than Stranos are.

    Copy/Pasted from BMR site:
    Lowering Springs ( Both front and rear (SP001) ) $249.95 USD

    Shipping $27.45 USD

    Grand Total $277.40 USD
    FWIW, these also now lower 1.25", instead of 1" like they used to....(according to them)

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    BMR had their springs on sale because they were blowing out the old to make room for the new. Of course they didn't tell anyone that, and up until they debuted their copy, er... I mean their "new" springs the old ones were, according to BMR, the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Strano View Post
    BMR had their springs on sale because they were blowing out the old to make room for the new. Of course they didn't tell anyone that, and up until they debuted their copy, er... I mean their "new" springs the old ones were, according to BMR, the best.
    I was wondering why their drop went from 1" to 1.25".... they want to be like you, Sam They look up to you. Take their copycatting as a compliment

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