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Is it true, by using lowering springs and or a clamp to lower the car will cause the camber to be off? If so, will getting the car wheels aligned again correct the problem?
Any suspension suggestions for a 2000 Accent? Thanks!
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Thanks for the quick response!
I only want them for the front, with a minimum of 1 inch drop to a maximum of 1.5 inch drop. I don't want to feel every bump in the pavement!

If I replace the springs do I need to replace the shock or struts? (I've heard the shocks from the factory will blow out with lowering springs).

Would like a good set, but one's light on the $$$$$. Any suggestions? What about U bolts?


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Yes..you HAVE to get an alignment right after getting your car lowered, or else you run a risk of driving in an unsafe car, and you can also say goodbye to your tires. After you get an alignment, you'll be good to go until either you take the lowering suspension out, or if you hit a really bad bump/pot hole, and throw the elignment off again.

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Depends on how low you want to go, how much money you have to spend, how custom you want to get, and what kind of ride quality you want. Most people usually go with the normal drop springs. Make sure you get a good quality set so that they don't sag or squeek after installation.

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Since, I have a heavy speaker box in the trunk it's already sitting lower in the rear. It looks as if front is sitting 2 inches higher than the back. Thanks for the suggestions <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>. I'll have to check them out!

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Checked out shocks recommended, but unfortunately I didn't find any for the Hyundai Accent. I have a 2000 any site suggestions?

Doc....with only a small drop like .5 to 1 inch, you can get away with using your factory struts/shocks..but they won't last as long. Your best bet is to get a good set of lowered struts/shocks like Koni, or Bilstein. Koni I believe are quite affordable.

I have to ask though. Why do you only want to drop the front end? Your car will have a Hot Rod look to it by the fact of the rear end will be sitting way up higher. Unless you plan on putting bigger tires and rims in the back, then it might look okay. Otherwise, trust me....more than likely you won't like the way your car looks by only having the front end dropped. By dropping all 4 corners, you get a nice even, chopped look. Besides, when you order a spring set, it will come with all 4 springs.

I know alot of peeps have the Eibach drop kit (only 1.2") and they kept they're factory shocks/struts in and the ride quality is still pretty good due to it not being that low of a drop. Also, Eibach is one of the best as far as ride handling goes.

Take some time and research different companies. The more homework you do and research you learn on different suspension componenets, the better and happier you'll be in the long end. <img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Thanks knocker,

They had Eibach springs at www.tirerack.com but not www.tire.com. Any problems with factory shocks after installing springs?

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