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    BlueWolfCry - for your application if you want to use the stock struts for now, the sport specs will allow for better ride comfort and handling compared to the race spec on stock struts.

    Both springs will offer performance benefits to the car, it depends what you're after. The sport specs will still have the practicality of extra ground clearence vs. the race spec, and for a street car that would be idea. On the P5 we've had customers load their cars up fully with 5 people w/ luggage on the sport specs that the car still handled like the way it's suppose to with the sport spec springs. The following are some pics of the sport spec on the P5 to give you an idea. You'll be able to get away with using the sport specs now on your stock struts, and then upgrade them to better units when you have more money.

    iON Sport Spec front springs vs. OE Front Springs


    iON Sport Spec rear springs vs. OE Rear Springs


    iON Sport Spec Springs Installed (front view)


    iON Sport Spec Springs Installed (side view)


    iON Sport Spec Springs Installed (rear view)


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    iON Sport Spec Springs Rear Right Fender Gap






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    I'm getting my new wheels tomorrow & after that I still need to get motor mounts, but iON race springs are next on the list after that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goku4658
    ok mx3ownzjoo, yet another question...i was all set to order the eibach pro's for my msp...but got tempted to consider the tein s-tech springs and the falken gravity sport springs cuz of the greater front drop....what are your opinions between these 3? been a great help so far, thanks!!

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    my BIASED opinion is:
    pro-kit: performance w/ a fair drop
    s-techs: nice drop but I've heard too many reports of them being too soft.
    falkens: i'll stick with their tires. i doubt performance will be increased, but if all you want is a stylish drop, I'm sure you'll be happy.

    whoops, I'll double check the drop for the s-techs again. maybe I did reverse them. thanks for the heads up.

    thanks for stepping up and answering everyone's questions iON! j00 rawk!



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    Sweet. I'm going to update the guide before the 11th. Thanks for the info.
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    I don't know if this was stated earlier and it was not on the chart but, B&G has springs and coilovers for the P5 and sedan also. Might want to check up on that.
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    Has anyone put the MSP springs on the P5? I can get a set of them for cheap, but I don't want to waste my money if it dosn't lower my car.
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    http://www.ajusa.com/cgi-bin/bg/star...ge%2F+Protege5

    I'm putting this here just in case someone needs the info -- the front spring rates are 280lbs and the rear are 224lbs --


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    i've founf them for $900
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    ya they have different prices -- but i was just giving the spring rate since most the sites that i have seen dont have them



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    i've founf them for $900

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    If anyone cares to know, I have Eibach Pro-kit springs on my show car. The ride is definitely rougher than my stock setup, but that is because it is a Mercury, a European designed car, meant to be a very smooth handling car. I used to be able to drive it 140 MPH on the highway and not even realize it, it was that smooth. It is actually still smooth at high speeds, but if you hit a slight bump, you do feel it. However, I wouldn't say it is a rough ride, compared to many other suspension setups I have noticed in friends cars. My car does not bounce like many lowered cars. It is tight, I can take sharp turns @ 70 MPH with no tire noises or lean. I do have strut braces on the front tower, and a full ST200 (European special edition) rally style brace in the rear (including a cross member). My point is that the ride quality was not quite as smooth as stock, but handling and cornering are so much better, it far offset any comfort losses. I think I would go with Eibach on the MSP unless I ride in a car with something better. I want something that rides nicely for daily driving, but will allow me to corner like I do with the show car. My next step will be the Corksport trunk braces once I drop the car a bit. I only want to drop it 1" to 1.5. MazdaSpeed and Eibach actually make a set of springs that should work perfectly for what I want. CorkSport sells those also. Man I should work for those guys. I always am selling stuff for them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueProtege
    Has anyone put the MSP springs on the P5? I can get a set of them for cheap, but I don't want to waste my money if it dosn't lower my car.
    The MSP Racing Beat springs will lower a normal Protege 3/4", but I'm not sure if they work on the P5 (I think the rear setup is different). I'm sure someone else could tell you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nictlg7
    I think I would go with Eibach on the MSP unless I ride in a car with something better.
    Just better handling or better mix of handling AND ride comfort?

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    What about Tein H springs? I heard they lower less and have a more stock like ride?
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    now i have been thinkin aobut gettin the tein s-tech springs.. since i have a sub in the back already is tucked do to the weight.. could i order the tein & just use them on the front or no ?

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