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#1 aaronfife

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:46 AM

We've both came to the decision the IQ needs a firmer ride. I'm looking for firmer springs but not wanting the car 'slammed'. I've researched in here and online and came to a few choices (Any other suggestions welcome)

H&R 35mm Springs
Spax 30mm Springs
PI 30mm Springs

I would like to know from the owners that have lowered there IQ, which is best? I hear the H&R ones are very good but being 35mm, they might be too low & how long will it be before the dampers give in?

My budget is £120 max and would be grateful to see photos of different options :thumbsup:

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My IQ: Toyota IQ 1.0 (2009), 11,000 miles

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:13 AM

See pages 2 and 3 of my thread http://www.toyotaown...ic=129583&st=15.

I have the Eibach springs fitted, 25mm front and 30mm rear drop.

If you budget is £120, that will buy the springs, if you fit them yourself you will still need to get all the alignments checkes as the front will be out on camber and toe after lowering.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:36 AM

Thanks Mark for that information :) I've got a good mate who is a self employed mechanic so I'm sure he'llhelp with fitment. Few questions:

What are the Eibach springs like compared to standard? eg/ firmness/ride. They have great reviews on other cars so would rather swing towards them but the Spax and PI are cheaper...

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:54 AM

Have you tried Motorsport World for a price, I got mine from there for £120 (not sure if I linked there website in the above thread or not now).

They have improved cornering slightly due to less body roll, but I wouldn't say they feel any harsher over the std springs, bigger bumps in the road do feel harsher though if you know what it mean (the bumps you should really avoid).

My main reason for lowering the car was looks really. It looks more like an SUV at std height IMO.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:56 AM

I've got h&r like the majority of people go for. They were around 120 off eBay and I had them fitted, alligned etc for 100 at my local garage. So far so good; still goes over speed bumps etc just fine.

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 11:57 AM

Yes a SUV is exactly what it looks like! I'll certainly look into them.

I had a look and there £130, which is bit overbudget but if I know there very good, I would invest.

Whats the ride like on H&R's Jordan?

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 12:56 PM

I have a brand spanking new set of Eibach springs for the 1.0 version of the iQ sitting in my living room.

They are brand new, never fitted but the box is a bit tatty from postage and copious amounts of parcel tape used in the packaging! I bought them in error thinking they were the same for all iQ's but the springs are different for the 1.3 model which I have.

Eibach part number. E10-82-034-01-22

As I say, tatty box but brand new springs, never fitted and will offer a quoted 25mm drop on the front and 30mm on the rear. I have now ordered the correct Eibach springs for my car so have these ones available.

Drop me a PM if interested and maybe I can save you a few quid. :)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:08 PM

Pm'd you mate :-)

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:49 PM

Yes a SUV is exactly what it looks like! I'll certainly look into them.

I had a look and there 130, which is bit overbudget but if I know there very good, I would invest.

Whats the ride like on H&R's Jordan?


To be fair, the ride is a little harsher. It's not overly harsh where its uncomfortable, just it's noticeable on crappy roads. Usually it's fine. But the way the springs improve handling-you have to experience that yourself. So good!!

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 01:59 PM

Thanks Jordan :-)

I've been told just lowering the IQ completely transforms the way it handles because of its weight and small characteristics. So just exploring options to make the correct decision.

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