I did the rear only with the Eibach springs. I could not tell any difference in the ride. I do like the looks much better.
No negatives here just a positive in the looks.
Don't forget to get the front end aligned and the lights ajusted after lowering it.
Did both, and then cut 3/4 coil off the fronts. That I felt, and do when I curb park it. I would cut only 1/2 coil next time. Love the ride, and love the lowest practical look you can get without bagging it. I also run 45 series rear and 40 series front, so I have a good nose rake going on, too.
Did the rear only and I have to temper myself for insisting that all SSR owners do the same. I thought, initially, that the ride was bouncier/stiffer after the change but I believe it was only because of the newness of the springs. It 'settles' out after a shortwhile. Well, maybe not/maybe so but that's my opinion.
I will share that if you have a chin spoiler, it's a benefit (if you only do the rears) in that you get an extra half inch clearance from those dang curbs.
Love the stance/look. I could tell a slightly stiffer ride. If I had not driven it before I probably wouldn't have noticed. Now that I've been driving it a few months, don't really notice the difference in ride at all. Bottom line; don't let the ride scare you. You'll never notice the difference after a few days.
'03 has just the front lowered with Ground Force springs (1 inch drop) , and I prefer that stance (a completely subjective opinion).
'05 has front and rear lowered with Ground Force springs (rears = 1.6 inch drop). It clearly handles better. Replacing the shocks with the HD models is on the do list, haven't ridden in an R with these but am told they make a worthwhile difference.
This idea is on another forum that I visit, and I think it is a great idea!
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It's early here, so I haven't done anything to mine yet, but a top to bottom cleaning is needed on my R. I hope to get to that today. ;)
Rumor has it ... there's another Slingshot Yellow SSR that just arrived in the Middle Tennessee area that is like tennesseecozydogs !!!
Gossip has it ... is an 06 with ONLY 4,500 miles and belonged to an elderly couple who only drove it on the 5th Sunday of every month !!! !!!
Fact has it ...
Here in central Texas I’ve had good help and direction from those here that really know and love SSR’s. Just want to give a shout out to the folks that have helped me narrow down my problem on my R to the RDM. I’m now looking for one to replace mine. If you know someone that can rebuild mine...
Riding up to Pennsylvania, the wife is driving. (Not the TOY). I got to thinking what am I going to do with the tailgate I took off. Probably sell it and thought $500 would be a good price. Got on eBay and found some in that price range, but than I saw some from Cleveland P&P, a yellow one with...
Like my name states I have 1/2 a SSR. I found the forum looking for a radiator bracket. The simnple eng. bracket is great.
The pictures below are not for the faint of hart. I’m sure I will be beat up.
I purchased a rolling chassis SSR. I’m installing a Jeep CJ8 body on it.... What a...