: Anyone notice lowering springs negatively affecting your 60' ?



BLitzkrieg
10-05-10, 04:37 PM
Anyone notice lowering springs negatively affecting your 60'? Same thing for swaybars?

MrCarlisle
10-05-10, 06:08 PM
Didnt you get the lowering springs just for cosmetics? Probably a stiffer ride meaning not as much weight transfer as the stock springs.

EricVonHa
10-05-10, 06:15 PM
The answer is yes to both suspension changes.

"Lowering springs" typically means a stiffer spring rate (whether it's progressive or linear doesn't matter)

"Sway Bars" also reduce nose dive and squat as a byproduct of side to side lateral stiffness.


The best drag setup is a softly sprung rear (allowing the car's weight to transfer rearward). No swaybar on the front (allows the front end to rise easier) and tall slick tires in the rear with low air pressure to obviously grip better (and reduce drivetrain shock) and allow the tires to "crumple" a bit rather than being blown off the pavement.

So, if you add both springs and sway bars-- I'd say you're better suited for a HPDE event rather than drag racing.

Who owns your S4 now?

GMX322V S/C
10-05-10, 11:12 PM
Sway bars would not affect nose dive or squat unless the mounts were binding. When both sides move up or down in unison, no torque is applied to the bar--it should just rotate in its mount.

BLitzkrieg
10-06-10, 11:54 AM
The S4 is long gone. If you are referring to the Bullet, there is a guy up in north Jersey named Scott who now owns it.