Im not sure with the roads we have. I would want coilovers also, but Im a little scared with the state of the roads here in Quebec. Any info on pricing for the sport springs? If the price is right I think I would get a set!Excellent Excellent
I personally would like to go even lower, so I'm holding out for coilovers. We'll see, but I definitely want to drop the car asap.
The 500 is actually pretty friendly to the lowering kits. After doing the alignment the car is still within factory specs.We had our car about 20 minutes before we decided that it needed to swap to different springs to reduce those wheel well gaps, I really like the ride height of your car and would like to mimic it. I have two questions regarding it though; Is there enough adjustment to maintain proper camber or will camber plates be required for the Sport springs? Also, how well are they matched to the characteristics of the stock dampers (assuming they are retained)?
We have a Pop and would like to maintain the current ride quality with the lowered springs. We have put about 400 miles on a Sport and my wife prefered the 'softer' ride that her Pop provided. It will not see any track duty and is purely for enjoyable commuting. We have a track-ready car that she enjoys for it's designed purpose but doesn't want that uncompromising ride on this car. What is your opinion of the ride quality before and after? Thanks in advance.
Nothing as of yet...Hey, ive been looking at numerous websites with lowering springs for the 500 avalible ... Does this mean that all the ones im seeing are for the European model 500 ? i guess my real question is ... is there a spring kit out yet for the North American model 500 ?
Is your car riding on stock shocks? Have you bottomed out yet? How much travel do you have before hitting the bumpstops? Do you have any issues with fender liner clearances?The 500 is actually pretty friendly to the lowering kits. After doing the alignment the car is still within factory specs.
As far as ride quality goes the shocks and springs work well together. On normal small bumps it feels a lot like the stock car. But at this drop you don't have much suspension travel left so the the bigger bumps will bottom out the car. If ride quality is really important to you I would go for the Pro Kit which is only a 1" drop.
Hope this helps.