Lowering

Discussion in 'Challenger Wheels, Tires and Brakes Forum' started by Hopslayer, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. Hopslayer

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    Who has used springs to lower their Challenger? What were the benefits/drawbacks and would you recommend it? Thanks
     
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    I have a 2009 RT. I was able to get springs and shocks from another 2009 SRT. It lowered my car about 2 inches which gives my car a stance that is acceptable to the types of roads we have here in Louisiana. I don’t like it slammed to the ground. The handling improved greatly as I love to drive autocrosses we have around here every once in a while. BTW SRT’s came with the Bilstein shocks and springs.


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    So in general terms lowering the car with springs will normally give you a stiffer ride and combined with the lower center of gravity will improve handling, the cons are of course a harsher ride and less ground clearance
     
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    My ride is just a little rougher than normal. But I can take that swap for the handling. Plus the lower stance.


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    What tires are you running? I’d love to go 2 inches lower, but would worry about rubbing as I have 315/35/20s in the rear. Apparently I should also replace the struts/shocks at the same time, so someone told me to look at coil over kits. They range from $600-$4000.
     
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    I am running Firestone 245/45/20. My next set will be 275/40/20


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    I also am running SRT struts and springs ( Bilstien) mine dropped about 1 1/2 inches.
    Runnning 245's on the front and 305/35's on the rear.
     
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