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I like the way my 03 handles as it is (stock), but with the car hitting close to 150k on stock suspension, I was thinking of doing a slight upgrade. I was thinking about getting some springs made from Swift if I could, and go with KYB GR-2's, but if there is already a spring out there with a small drop and a slightly stiffer spring rate, I'd be willing to go with that route as well. I'm looking no more than 1" all around, I'd be happy with even .5". Are there springs out there for me?
 

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Those springs are advertised as -1.42 for the front and -1.22 for the rear.....
 

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Swift is what you want.
 

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Love the Tein's, got BC coilovers but won't sell the Tein's, keeping them just in case the BC's go south... they are a aggressive drop for the stock shocks, but handle well and plan on keeping this car for a long time...
 

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I can't recall the name right now but kamispeed sells one that's less aggressive then teins.
 

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Think I'm going to go with the Swift springs. Light, not too stiff, not too much of a drop, should work fine with GR-2's.
 

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I did some research on springs a while back before buying the Eibach Pro-Kit springs (1.2" drop):

Brand - drop: Front / Rear; spring rate: Front / Rear

Eibach Pro-Kit Performance - drop: 1.2" / 1.2"; spring rate: ? / ?
H&R Sport - drop: 1.3" / 1.2"; spring rate: ? / ?
Intrax Sport Springs - Drop 1.6" / 1.5"; spring rate: ? / ?
Sprint Performance Lowering Springs - drop: 1.8" / 1.8"; spring rate: ? / ?
Swift Sport Springs - drop: 0.8" / 1.2"; spring rate: ? / ?
Tanabe GF210 ("Max Performance") - drop: 1.2" / 1.2"; spring rate: 2.2 / 2.5
Tanabe NF210 ("Max Comfort) - drop: 1.2" / 1.2"; spring rate: 1.5 / 2.2
Tein S. Tech - drop: 1.4" / 1.2"; spring rate: 1.9 / 2.9

Note: I didn't provide prices, because discounts from MSRP can vary widely.

If I guessed at your goals, I would recommend the TRD Sportivo springs which feature a 0.75" drop and are a good compromise in terms of aesthetics, comfort and performance.
 

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I did some research on springs a while back before buying the Eibach Pro-Kit springs (1.2" drop):

Brand - drop: Front / Rear; spring rate: Front / Rear

Eibach Pro-Kit Performance - drop: 1.2" / 1.2"; spring rate: ? / ?
H&R Sport - drop: 1.3" / 1.2"; spring rate: ? / ?
Intrax Sport Springs - Drop 1.6" / 1.5"; spring rate: ? / ?
Sprint Performance Lowering Springs - drop: 1.8" / 1.8"; spring rate: ? / ?
Swift Sport Springs - drop: 0.8" / 1.2"; spring rate: ? / ?
Tanabe GF210 ("Max Performance") - drop: 1.2" / 1.2"; spring rate: 2.2 / 2.5
Tanabe NF210 ("Max Comfort) - drop: 1.2" / 1.2"; spring rate: 1.5 / 2.2
Tein S. Tech - drop: 1.4" / 1.2"; spring rate: 1.9 / 2.9

Note: I didn't provide prices, because discounts from MSRP can vary widely.

If I guessed at your goals, I would recommend the TRD Sportivo springs which feature a 0.75" drop and are a good compromise in terms of aesthetics, comfort and performance.
I can fill in one gap

Swift Sport Springs - drop: 0.8" / 1.2"; spring rate: 1.5 / 2.8

I have the Tein S and they are pretty stiff, but fine on the street. You just have to avoid potholes, frost heaves and, road kill bigger than a small rabbit.
 

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Who sells sportivo springs?
 
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