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ok i was talkin to a friend today and he owns an eclipse GST i wanna say a 99 or 98. Any ways he got his springs compressed today for $50 bucks overall, $10 a spring and some tax and crap like that. Any ways i went to ride in his car and it seriously felt the same as before, but looked a little better. The gap difference isnt that much because all eclipses are low any ways, but i was wondering how much does this hurt your suspension. I mean it sounds like they are just making your springs 'shot'. Anyone ever do this, i was just wondering and maybe someone could inform me a little more on this, that would be great.

I guarentee 95% of the people here will say dont do it, but some information would be great.
 

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I never heard of this.

When I hear compressing springs, its removing them from the car, and then compressing them to install new springs.
 

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When I hear compressing springs i think of them coming together, like if you raise car up the springs would be decompressing them if that makes sense
 

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Sounds like someone clamped a couple of coils on the springs together to get a shorter spring length. A friend of mine did this for his gen 1 DSM for that cheap lowered look. It was apparent that this was a bad idea when one of the clamps broke loose while on the highway....
 

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Sounds like someone clamped a couple of coils on the springs together to get a shorter spring length. A friend of mine did this for his gen 1 DSM for that cheap lowered look. It was apparent that this was a bad idea when one of the clamps broke loose while on the highway....
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Bingo, this is an old school method far easier than cutting the coil...

Clamp 2 coils together and the spring will sit lower...

I would not recommend this to anybody...
 

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don't do it dude... frickin drop springs are one of the least expensive mod... not to mention zero labor because it's easy to DIY...

RPM Tein S-Techs 165 i think w/ free shipping... peace of mind is wirht that for me rather than some hacked up clamped shit...

worst I've seen... compressed springs with the bottom two coils welded together :shocked: it was a 3G eclipse and was for sale at Cutter Mazda...
 

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i'd get springs that won't sag as much as the tein's. or at least that's what i costantly read about them.
 

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i'd get springs that won't sag as much as the tein's. or at least that's what i costantly read about them.
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if my s-techs sag much more I'll be tucked up front....
 
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