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Hey there, i own a 2003 spectra gsx which i bought new, the car has been treating me nicely, but now it's time to get some mods on it, apart from changing my speakers and radio, it's stock. I'm getting mags and Toyo TR-1's this summer. I also wanted to get the lip kit made for this model which i was purchasing from an official kia dealership that was giving me a good deal on it, until i found out it only came with the front lip and side skirts...

First question would be, does anyone know if the car still looks nice with the kit even tho it doesn't have a rear part to it???

Secondly, how good are the springs being sold on the KFX site (which i linked below)? do they handle great? Because lowering my ride isn't my greatest concern, i want to be able to whip around a turn quickly. Also would i need to change my shocks if i get those springs? or would the stock shocks on my gsx be able to take the change?? Are there any other springs from other companies made for this car?? i'd really appreciate it if someone can help me out

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The springs on kfx will handle as good as any lowering spring.... I just got coilovers (which he sells to) and they make handling better than just the regular lowering springs.. check into them + they are adjustable to what height you want your ride to be lowered to.




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I was considering coil overs but a friend of mine had mentioned that coil overs are REALLY stiff and make the ride quite unpleasant seeing as how montreal is covered in pot holes :-S i know changing the springs will obviously change the ride as well, but i don't want to feel EVERY rock and pebble either...
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aww montreal love the city.. I live bout 45 minutes south of you in vermont usa... also use the drag strip there in napireville...
Yes coiovers do give a stiff ride but thats how to get the most outta handling if thats what your looking for..
Anyways the ride with the springs to me (had the intrax loweirng kit) and it really didnt feel much different from stock other than you almost 2" lower.




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OK, thanx for the info, i appreciate it, i was looking toward getting the intrax springs, but i wanted more ifnormation b4 jumping into anything, so if your review on them is that there isn't to great a difference, then i'll just hold off getting the springs until i find EXACTLY what i'm looking for
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I have the eibachs and the front and rear sway bars, this car handles like on rails, depending on the number of miles, it might be a good idea to do the shocks, kyb makes a replacement, if you really want a difference, by the hotbits, handling is unbelievable.

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