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I have the eibach pro-kit. I think it's a good compromise. I could go lower if it was possible to tuck the exhaust closer to the body.
 

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From what you know, would they negatively affect handling at all?
No they would not affect handling at all. You can look if the previous owner left the stock ones out on your car. You should see rubber on both top and bottom of the springs, these are the isolators. If you do not have them, either OEM rubber or poly ones will help your situation. Rubber breaks down with age, so they might be there but compressed or even warn thru. Some people run heater hose over a coil or 2 on the springs too as an option.

 

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If I can’t find anything at all, I was leaning towards the kw coilovers. That’s what I was originally gonna get before I saw they lowered the car 1.4 inches front and back.

Anyways can you guys post how many inches between the floor and the top of your fender and state how much lower your car is. I’ll compare it to mine and compare to how the kw coilovers will be.

Another question for those of you with the mm kits. I saw in the mm coilover kit that it includes front and back coilover conversion. What is that exactly. Would I need that if I bought kw coilovers? I read on the forums that the castor camber plates are needed if you lower the car.
 

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You got some very good lowering spring options that shouldn't be too low. A ton of Terminator owners here have installed lowering springs so I'd choose a set that gives you the minimum drop. Research coil-overs before you commit to them. You may prefer lowering springs. Less costly and a simpler option. Coil-overs are nice if you want to fine tune your right height, but you're more looking for a minimal drop. Like the H&R Race Springs.
 

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Mine is about 26" in the back. I don't remember the front. My buddy was obsessing after installing his Vikings. That's the only reason I remember the back.

You'll need some kind of 4 bolt caster/camber plate for the front set up if you go coilover. I'd be surprised if KW doesn't have their own set up for that. You shouldn't need anything from MM if you go KW. Provided KW has the plates.

I'm running the MM kit and I'm pretty happy with it. I think I need to up my rear spring rate, but that's another thread. I do think about swapping to Vikings at some point though.
 

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You got some very good lowering spring options that shouldn't be too low. A ton of Terminator owners here have installed lowering springs so I'd choose a set that gives you the minimum drop. Research coil-overs before you commit to them. You may prefer lowering springs. Less costly and a simpler option. Coil-overs are nice if you want to fine tune your right height, but you're more looking for a minimal drop. Like the H&R Race Springs.
Mine is about 26" in the back. I don't remember the front. My buddy was obsessing after installing his Vikings. That's the only reason I remember the back.

You'll need some kind of 4 bolt caster/camber plate for the front set up if you go coilover. I'd be surprised if KW doesn't have their own set up for that. You shouldn't need anything from MM if you go KW. Provided KW has the plates.

I'm running the MM kit and I'm pretty happy with it. I think I need to up my rear spring rate, but that's another thread. I do think about swapping to Vikings at some point though.
Mine is about 26" in the back. I don't remember the front. My buddy was obsessing after installing his Vikings. That's the only reason I remember the back.

You'll need some kind of 4 bolt caster/camber plate for the front set up if you go coilover. I'd be surprised if KW doesn't have their own set up for that. You shouldn't need anything from MM if you go KW. Provided KW has the plates.

I'm running the MM kit and I'm pretty happy with it. I think I need to up my rear spring rate, but that's another thread. I do think about swapping to Vikings at some point though.
Which configuration are you running for the mm kit?
Do you have a measurement for the front?
CobraBob has a good point and at this point I’m kinda thinking the kw coilovers are gonna be overkill. I’m not planning on tracking, all I do is some random highway pulls.
 

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Which configuration are you running for the mm kit?
Do you have a measurement for the front?
CobraBob has a good point and at this point I’m kinda thinking the kw coilovers are gonna be overkill. I’m not planning on tracking, all I do is some random highway pulls.
If you're wondering about springs I'm running 300lb in front and 475lb in the rear. I'm running stock type Bilsteins all around. They were rebuilt at one point, but I think I stuck with stock valving. I did this a few years ago and probably have well over 20k on it.
 

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Only that’s actually pretty good. This is the only pic I have of mine from the side but the pro kit def looks higher. Esp the front.
All in all, I’m heavily leaning towards the mm starter kit part# SBX-4. With some bilstein shocks and the eibach pro kit springs. Includes the cc plates and isolators. Thanks for the help guys. Talked me out of spending around 2k Canadian. Lol.
 

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All in all, I’m heavily leaning towards the mm starter kit part# SBX-4. With some bilstein shocks and the eibach pro kit springs. Includes the cc plates and isolators. Thanks for the help guys. Talked me out of spending around 2k Canadian. Lol.
Don't worry, we'll talk you into spending more on something else.
 

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I think H&R has a spring that is not too low. Race version I believe it is. Where are you finding that the car is scraping mostly? The verts have a brace under the front that attaches to the kmember which I found to scrape under much speed with a good dip in the road. Mid pipe will scrape usually on anything more that low speed bumps/speed tables. Sometimes the exhaust can be loosened, pushed up and tightened, and that may help give a little additional clearance in that area. The verts also have a softer spring rate from the factory. Hard top factory springs are a little firmer.


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Yup,
The vert top springs are spec'd to not shake the vert loose. The coupe springs with a FLSF on the vert should be fine.

FTBR advises FLSF be installed on the verts.
 

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Only that’s actually pretty good. This is the only pic I have of mine from the side but the pro kit def looks higher. Esp the front.
Mine is definitely higher up front. Keep in mind mine is a 01 so it has an aluminum block and no supercharger.
 

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Yup,
The vert top springs are spec'd to not shake the vert loose. The coupe springs with a FLSF on the vert should be fine.

FTBR advises FLSF be installed on the verts.
Bro I cudnt decipher the acronyms lol
 

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Bro I cudnt decipher the acronyms lol
FTBR: Full Tilt Boogie Racing
FLSF: Full Length SubFrame (Vice just SFC: SubFrame Connectors)..Global West (old-school) or better Stifflers FLSF system.
VERT: Convertible...
 
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All in all, I’m heavily leaning towards the mm starter kit part# SBX-4. With some bilstein shocks and the eibach pro kit springs. Includes the cc plates and isolators. Thanks for the help guys. Talked me out of spending around 2k Canadian. Lol.
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Post a side photo after your suspension changes (actually a before and after) so that we can see the height change.
 

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