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2013 Mazda CX-5 Touring FWD
Vehicle Miles: 15,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: SANTA ROSA, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 13,000
Satisfaction Rating: 7

Thought it important to post a review of these springs on a Mazda CX-5 since no one else here has. The main reason I installed these springs was for looks. I drove my CX-5 for a year and just never could get used to the wheel/fender gap. The H&Rs took care of that issue beautifully, lowering the car (on average) 1.5" and giving it a much more planted look. A side benefit was improved cornering. I really didn t think that making this modest a drop on a CUV would impact handling noticeably, but I have been pleasantly surprised by how much more stable the vehicle corners. Feels much more "carlike" in that respect now. However, as they say "There is no such thing as a free lunch." How many road tests have you read that warned "you might want to opt for the standard suspension as the sport suspension (think early Mini Cooper) is quite firm and can be somewhat uncomfortable over poor surfaces." If Mazda had offered a "sport suspension" option on the CX-5, this is no doubt how it would feel. It s OK as long as the road surface is glass smooth, but the worse the street surface, the more coarse the ride becomes. The CX-5, like most Mazdas, is pretty tautly sprung from the factory, so be aware that dropping the car even this modestly and increasing spring rates will definitely affect ride quality adversely. It s the price you pay for getting the CX-5 down on its suspension where it belongs. Finally, there s the issue of camber change. The only alignment setting that can be adjusted on the CX-5 is toe, which definitely needs to be done after installing these springs. Rear camber takes the biggest hit and will generally run somewhere between -1.5 and -2.0 degrees after the drop. Front camber is less of an issue. No one currently makes a camber kit for the rear and it s too early to tell whether inside tire wear will be an issue. I plan to increase the frequency of tire rotation to help with this issue, but it s an unknown as of this writing. -- Review submitted: 2014-05-19


2011 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI With Rubber Valve Stems
Vehicle Miles: 42,630 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: SAN DIEGO, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 42,630
Satisfaction Rating: 10

LOVE how the H&R work with the stock shocks and struts.. Am due for new dampers so will be looking on Tire Rack when the time comes.. -- Review submitted: 2014-03-23


2001 Jaguar XK8
Vehicle Miles: 24,400 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Coral Gables, Fl Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

The car looks 100% better being about one inch lower. The problem is that the front camber cannot be adjusted. Tire Rack had no solution or suggestion. Now I have to buy new tires every 2,000 miles. Tire Rack should stop selling them for this car. I also bought H&R springs for my 2011 MX5. They are great with no problems. -- Review submitted: 2012-11-12


2004 BMW X5 4.8is
Vehicle Miles: 130,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Palo Alto, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein HD Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 25,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

When the air leveling system finally went out on my 4.8is, I decided to replace it with a good setup of springs and dampers. The ride quality went down significantly, but that was to be expected, I m used to it now and happy with the result, but it is firm. The performance increase has been great overall. Lowered enough to improve performance and look good, it looks factory with plenty of travel to hammer around city streets, construction, etc. The dampers were a huge improvement in body control. The stock setup would get over whelmed when I would hammer on it, now I have to really be getting crazy for the setup to loose control of the body, and its not a light suv. At 9/10ths it manages itself very well for a 6000lbs suv with regular triple digit offramps/onramps and tight back road hammerings, its fun to drive. I can make use of the 275/315 spec Conti DWS (great tire, highly recommend), I can still tow boats, blast through snow storms, etc. This setup also did a lot to help cure the inherent wallowing understeer, as did -2.5 deg camber at all 4 corners . Its a great setup if you want to drive your suv hard. If I were to do it again I would consider whether or not I really need to go this fast in an suv. I might go for Touring dampers instead of HD s in the name of comfort and ride quality, but def keep the HR Sports, if you drive in the fast lane its the right spring to have. -- Review submitted: 2012-10-18


2000 Volvo S80 T-6
Vehicle Miles: 119,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Lombard, Il Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I first installed the H & R lowering springs using the original rear shocks. Big mistake. The shocks lost all fluid within the first 500 miles of driving. I ordered the Bilstein s and put them on and could not be happier. Wow, what a difference in comfort, performance and safety. I did not feel the car was safe to drive with the new lowering springs using the OE shocks. Driving over 50 miles an hour was like riding a bucking bronco! I cannot wait to change out my front struts as these are new OE and they do not like the lowering springs at all. -- Review submitted: 2012-08-31


2004 Mazda RX-8 6-speed
Vehicle Miles: 70,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: St. Louis, MO Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein HD Shock
Hotchkis Sport Suspension Comp. Anti-Roll Bars
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 0

The springs were of unacceptable quality. The indicated lowering was 1". The actual drop was closer to 3". There was no suspension travel and the springs were coil bound to the point 4 coils were touching in the front. Numerous calls and emails with both Tirerack and H&R insisted there was no issue with the springs. After numerous photos and installs I was eventually refunded ONLY the price of the springs after Tirerack shipped the springs to Germany for H&R analysis. I am out time and labor of both installs and the cost of two alignments as a result. I was completely dissatisfied with the level of service I received on this transaction. Had this been my only transaction with Tirerack I would not have come back. I hope this transaction is a minor glitch on what has been an otherwise great business relationship. -- Review submitted: 2012-08-17


1999 BMW 328i
Vehicle Miles: 125,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Littleton, Co Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Put the Koni Sports (yellow) with H&R Sports. This is the way the car should have come! My 328 sedan was a non sport model. At the auto cross it wallowed around before the shocks/springs. With the new shocks/springs, a drive in the twisty mountain roads showed little body roll, and the car is balanced! The shocks are adjusted to near soft setting and the ride is great. Before the job the car was like a Lincoln, now it IS a BMW! -- Review submitted: 2012-07-02


2009 Mazda RX-8
Vehicle Miles: 60,100 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: kissimmee, fl Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein HD Shock
Other
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 800
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Definitely lowered below expectations and rough estimates from the info given for my RX-8. Wheel gap eye sore is gone for good. Firmness is great and quick to catch itself on the rebound from a bump. Not really enough compliments on this setup. One funny thing that happened after this and my brake install (namely: brake lockup when parked on my garage that makes a loud clank sound when the gear puts the brake loose). Only happens when my car is left overnight in the garage for a while but sometimes if I leave it alone for a full day or two nothing may happen. Weird. Can t recommend this setup enough. Feels great, looks are much approved. Of course to be more careful when it comes to speed bumps and other things. My car is lower than my coworkers 370z w/sport package. A notable feat since everytime he gets in my car he mostly only says it s loooow. Only time I really feel it is when I get in and out the car. It makes me laugh at 6 1 that I have to curl myself and practically throw/pitch myself in the driver s seat. Getting up from the car is a matter of putting one foot to the floor which is like right there as I call it and pivoting that foot to bring my body out the car in one motion. A bit of an art but I am still young so it s not a complaint. Needed to get a rear camber kit due to a naturally aggressive camber setup already that got exaggerated slightly due to the modification of the suspension. A must do for the other RX-8s if you don t want premature wear of your tires on the inside. Right now it feels very suitable for autocross but the highway merging and passing can be too light and touchy to the feel after 80mph. It settles down fine and think the camber kit will correct that. Needless to say next shop will be new tires and tirerack is absolutely my go-to for that purchase. Great support and no slack in the customer service. It has been a great experience and a total pleasure for this setup. Please set up a rear camber kit to be purchased for Mazda RX-8s -- Review submitted: 2012-06-11


2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T
Vehicle Miles: 16,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: San Diego, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I ve had these since they came out. I run 19X8.5 rims with 225/35/19 tires and overall the ride quality is still totally comfortable and livable, even for the less-spirited drivers out there. The improvement in body-roll and overall steering responsiveness makes these springs a must-buy for the 2011 Sonata 2.0T. If anything, I would even say that this is how the car should have handled from the factory. I LOVE these springs, and the only reason I would get rid of them would be to upgrade to coil-overs. I suppose IF I had to list a complaint, my only issue would be with how the front is higher than the rear, the gap that is. I wish the springs were designed to have the front and rear be at the same level/gap. Otherwise, these springs are still awesome. -- Review submitted: 2012-05-25


1996 Lexus LS400
Vehicle Miles: 148,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: HOUSTON, TX Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein HD Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Te LS400 is a heavy vehicle and even though the stock suspension at 150K miles was still in good condition the ridehad gotten too spongey for my liking. The H&R 1" drop sport springs with the HD Bilsteins gave me exactly what I was looking for in both ride quality and appearance. The 1" drop does "NOT" take away from stock appearance like the 1.8 and 2" drops do. -- Review submitted: 2012-05-16


2006 Nissan Murano FWD Standard Model
Vehicle Miles: 85,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Oak park, Ca Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Other
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 2

H&R might make decent product for small lightweight cars but they got it WAY wrong for the Nissan murano. This thing is way too stiff to drive on the street. The springs lowered the vehicle by about an inch and a half but the ride quality has suffered tremendously. Even having brand new Sachs shocks and struts installed, it s horrible. Will be replacing with stock units and selling the h&r s. Upset I wasted half my weekend on the install only to do it over again. Very dissatisfied. -- Review submitted: 2012-05-03


2006 Pontiac G6 GTP Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 74,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Bismarck, ND Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
Other
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I absolutely love the srings. I wanted to lower mycar, but not mess with my ride quality. The H&R springs were perfect, they gave me the ride quality + the lowering affect that I wanted. I looked at many websites trying to find the best price, tirerack was best priced. I am completely satisfied. -- Review submitted: 2012-04-09


2009 Lincoln MKS AWD
Vehicle Miles: 32,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: FAYETTEVILLE, NC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

THE CAR LOOKS GREAT LOWERED AND HANDLES EXCELLENT. -- Review submitted: 2012-02-27


2007 Nissan Sentra 2.0 S
Vehicle Miles: 28,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Miami, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 0

Awful kit, bouncy, noisy, if you have a 07-12 Nissan Sentra S DO NOT BUY THIS SPRINGS!!!



-- Review submitted: 2011-11-01


2001 Audi TT Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 110,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Trussville, Al Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
Hotchkis Sport Suspension Sport Anti-Roll Bars
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 7

I installed the SPC camber adjuster bushings specifically to get more negative camber to preserve the outer edges of my Rcomps at track events. With stock bushings I could only get -1.5 degrees front camber and this was not enough for track events. With the SPC bushings I was able to adjust the front to -2.5 degrees camber which has resulted in my Rcomps lasting 10--12 days at the track rather than 6-8 previously. Turn in is improved and understeer is reduced. Surprisingly I noticed very little increase in NVH with these bushings compared to the Rubber OEM ones. While the increased camber is bound to increase inner edge tire wear on my street tires, I really have not noticed anything excessive . I do 3 or 4 track weekends each year and the savings in track tires far outweighs any loss of life in the street tires. If you track your VW or Audi and wear the outer edge of your tires too rapidly, this is a good product. -- Review submitted: 2011-10-23


2008 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 72,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Milwaukee, Wi Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 30,000
Satisfaction Rating: 1

I was very angry to find out both front springs were broke in 2 and 3 pieces. One spring had a 1.5" long crack in from the end. I thought the struts were bad due to the noise, but found out it was the broken springs. The car had the perfect ride height though. So much for German quality! I ve replaced with the stock springs. -- Review submitted: 2011-08-13


1999 Ford Mustang Cobra
Vehicle Miles: 109,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Phoenix, AZ Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Other
Other
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I have used Eibach religiously on all my mustang builds. I tried these H&R springs just to try something different. WOW!! the Cobra certainly handles ALOT better. I have 17x10.5 rear wheels with 315/35zr17 rubber accompanied with low profile bolts for the IRS Subframe I do not get ANY tire rubbing on the fender. This was a big concern of mine. But!!! rolling is not required. The springs will not compress that much. I must say the H&R springs are a totally different feel then the Eibachs, much better. I can only imagine how the "super sports" or the "race" feel. -- Review submitted: 2011-04-27


2009 Toyota Venza V6
Vehicle Miles: 30,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: NEWTON, NJ Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,400
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Made the mushy ride disappear,lost the awful brake dive and looks killer! just wish someone would make bigger sway bars for this car/suv... -- Review submitted: 2011-04-10


2008 BMW 335i Coupe Sport Package
Vehicle Miles: 24,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Washington, DC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 15,000
Satisfaction Rating: 7

I did the koni shocks at the same time as the springs, but my impression is that shocks made more of a difference. The springs are not as firm as you would think, and they lowered my car by more than the 1.3 inches described in the literature. My guess is the drop is closer to 2 inches. The car looks great and is not impractical, but I can t switch to aftermarket wheels. The car is just too low to go to anything wider than an 8 inch wide wheel and a 225 milimeter wide tire in the front (according to my independent mechanic). Not a big deal, but it s somewhat annoying and not a situation I would have expected.



The shocks, on the other hand, are tremendous. The adjustable feature (for the front shocks anyway) comes in really handy when you switch tires. For whatever reason, my 17 inch winter tires like a looser setting than my summer tires. It takes literally five minutes to make that adjustment. I would definitely recommend the konis to anyone. -- Review submitted: 2011-03-20


1994 Honda Prelude Si
Vehicle Miles: 183,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Rockford, MI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The H&R Sport lowering springs are excellent for a daily driver. I also auto-x my car with these springs and its a lot of fun. Would highly recommend. The Bilstein Sport Shocks are very nice as well. The ride is firm but not harsh, and the shocks are confidence inspiring. The yellow paint/coating is rather thin so be careful during install not to rub/scrape any of it off. -- Review submitted: 2011-03-14


1987 BMW 635 Csi
Vehicle Miles: 131,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: warrington, pa Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 52,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

My old BMW allways handled well and was fun to drive. My expectations were met with H@R spring kit. It gave my cat a nice low stance that looks agressive and handles curves the same way.

Turn in is much more positive and the car feels as if it is anchored to the road. The H@R springs did not seem to make the ride much harder over bumps like some other company''s do but wheel fallout over seams is a bit harsh.

Overall I love theese springs and dampers. They took the ride to the next level of fun. -- Review submitted: 2010-03-28


2000 BMW 328Ci Sport Package
Vehicle Miles: 140,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: OC, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I paired the Blistein sport shocks to the H&R sport springs. It''s about 20% more stiffer than the OEM sports package suspension; good for smooth highway driving but not when your streets are bumpy or have holes in them. The setup gave me something to think about at firm due to its stiffness. But after 2000 miles of driving, it feels more settled, acceptable and I don''t think about it. So I''m happy now. Perhaps I would have gone with the Bilstein and OEM springs as I think that would give it a more comfortable factory tuned ride but no change in wheel well gap . Either setup would have worked for me. -- Review submitted: 2010-03-25


1998 Volkswagen Jetta GT
Vehicle Miles: 135,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: sussex, wi Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
Eibach Anti-Roll Kit
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I loved my Jetta from the get go, but after I slammed it on it''s nuts and put stiffer sway bars on it, it felt like a whole new ride. It could keep up with a lot on the twisty roads to begin with, after these mods there was no catching me. It was great, I highly recommend this product to anyone. It''s a fairly inexpensive kit, and quality was unmatched. -- Review submitted: 2010-02-26


1997 BMW 318ti Sport
Vehicle Miles: 110,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: pekin, il Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 35,000
Satisfaction Rating: N/A

To the guy who complained about these KYB struts on his BMW with H&R Sport Springs: do your homework first. The dampening rate of struts needs to match the spring rate of springs. These struts are OEM replacements, designed to dampen OEM springs. The rate of your sport springs is too aggressive for OEM style struts. Don''t give a negative review if you''ve misused and abused the product. It''s not the struts fault, it''s yours. -- Review submitted: 2010-02-19


2001 Lexus IS300
Vehicle Miles: 95,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: toronto, on Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 51,000
Satisfaction Rating: 4

Right rear broken spring after 50000miles. -- Review submitted: 2010-02-06


2001 Lexus IS300
Vehicle Miles: 95,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: toronto, on Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 45,000
Satisfaction Rating: 3

broken rear springs after 50000 miles. -- Review submitted: 2010-02-04


2003 Honda ex 2dr
Vehicle Miles: 74,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Queens, NY Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 400
Satisfaction Rating: 8

I was looking for springs for a couple months and deciding between the Eibach and H&R. The conclusion was the H&R sport springs. I was not expecting a drop about almost 2 inches. Overall you feel a big difference from the stock springs. Yes where I live in the city the bumps you feel. Don''t get me wrong it makes my car look real sweet. -- Review submitted: 2010-01-26


2001 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 189,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Waverly, MN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni FSD Damper Set
H&R Anti-Roll Bar
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 32,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Awesome performance. Great feel and feedback.

Very supportive without being too harsh for a family daily driver.

Excellent durability, no noticeable degradation after more than 30K miles.

The only negative is the expense but that may well be returned in longevity. -- Review submitted: 2009-11-10


2005 Acura TSX
Vehicle Miles: 52,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Springfield, OH Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 3,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Changed the springs to eliminate body roll without lowering the car. Winters in Ohio aren''t friendly to front spoilers on lower vehicles. The upgrade worked as planned...half an inch lower and eliminated the body lean on my favorite curvy road! -- Review submitted: 2009-10-19


2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara Xsport Model
Vehicle Miles: 47,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: camuy, pr Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 600
Satisfaction Rating: 10

When I bougth my Suzuki GV I just want a small SUV. Then I realized my GV was I little bumby on the streets. As I install the H&R springs I fall in love again. Now she runs like a pro. She''s firm and stable, no more bumby and looks great. It is a little more lower than I expected but runs great. -- Review submitted: 2009-09-28


1997 BMW 318ti Sport
Vehicle Miles: 110,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: pekin, il Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 35,000
Satisfaction Rating: 3

I use my car as a daily driver the H&R sport springs are great but the gr2 shocks and struts wore out very quickly. I''ve inslalled 2 sets and they all were rattling and bouncing after 15,0000 mi. -- Review submitted: 2009-08-16


2005 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 49,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Newton, MA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I''ve really enjoyed the H&R springs and the KYB shocks and struts on my Maxima. Together with the strut brace and rear sway bar that I''ve previously installed (and Goodyear F1 summer tires), the car now handles with a much greater degree of confidence. Cornering is flat and the "feel" of the car overall is of a machine that is firmly planted to the road. Admittedly, the ride is harder now, but I''ve gotten used to it (it is only when I''m a passenger in someone else''s car do I notice the difference). But the diminished ride quality is certainly not excessive, and the improvements in the handling characteristics more than make up for it (at least it does for me). Overall, H&R and KYB components are high quality and deliver what they promise, namely, a better handling, more responsive car. I love driving my Max and look forward to many more years of superior handling with this car. -- Review submitted: 2009-07-13


1997 Honda Accord LX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 167,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Ridgecrest, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I put these springs on my Honda Accord. I bought the car used and the previous owner has some cheap lowering springs on it with the stock shocks. Along with the H&R springs I put on a set of KYB GR2ís. My Tire Rack customer service rep said that the GR2ís werenít rated for the springs but since I had already purchased them I was stuck with them until they went out. I must say that the stance and handling of my car improved 10 fold. It was nice and low. My tire package is 215/45zr17 and even with full suspension flex they donít rub. Since the install, Iíve gone and put on some aftermarket upper control arms and they have caused me some problems. They hit all the time, but thatís because of the extra height of the adjustable ball joints. So Iím going to have to make some changes, but as far as the H&Rís are concerned, I love them and recommend them to anyone with a stock setup who wants to drop their Accord with confidence. Hope this helped in your decision making. -- Review submitted: 2009-04-08


2008 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S
Vehicle Miles: 8,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Minneapolis, MN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Best set of springs I''ve had as far as ride comfort goes. On my VW I got the looks I wanted while keeps the daily drivability I wanted. Car does fine on Minne-snow-ta highway''s with all the pot holes. And when you really want to drive the springs perform great. They reduce body roll greatly and make you feel more planted in turns. Great buy. -- Review submitted: 2009-04-02


2002 Jaguar S Type V6 Sport Pkg
Vehicle Miles: 71,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: jacksonville, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I installed for lowering intentions only. the vehicle sits perfectly level and rides better than factory. No rubbing issues with 20" -22" wheels. -- Review submitted: 2009-03-28


2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
Vehicle Miles: 72,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Milwaukee, WI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 15,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Fantastic shocks. A bit bouncy on rebound but that''s my only and albeit minor complaint. Coupled with h&r springs the ride is significantly stiffer but still relatively supple for a lowered car. Cornering ability is vastly improved and they seem to take a beating with no signs of wear. -- Review submitted: 2009-03-16


1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK430
Vehicle Miles: 130,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: lorton, va Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 150
Satisfaction Rating: 0

I wanted to firm up the suspension on my CLK430, and the ad stated the ride comfort would not be far from stock. I was expecting a firmer ride, but the ad statement was way off! I did the same mods for my nissan z using the Tokico/Eibach combo and the ride was not as harsh as the H&R/Bilstein combo. Definitely not a good combo for a daily driver. I probably should have gone with the OE sport springs with the HD shocks. BTW, I also purchased new stock shim perches to go along with the springs and shocks. -- Review submitted: 2009-03-02


2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T MkV 2-Door
Vehicle Miles: 5,350 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Leesburg, VA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10
Satisfaction Rating: N/A

I got the H&R Sports put on my car because I''m a Volkswagen guy and I like my cars low. After only ten miles of driving on them, there has been a huge difference. My car handled well before but now it feels invincible. -- Review submitted: 2009-01-14


2007 Toyota Camry CE
Vehicle Miles: 16,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: OXNARD, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 3,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

HAD EIBACH SPRINGS REAR END SAG AND VERY BOUNCY H&R ARE 100 TIMES BETTER. -- Review submitted: 2008-12-29


2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Coupe Standard Model
Vehicle Miles: 24,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Austin, tx Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
H&R Anti-Roll Bar
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 200
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Overall the H&R Sport kit providers very good handling characteristics over the stock setup. Highly recommended if you are willing to sacrifice smooth ride quality for better performing setup. The stock CLK setup is so bad that car feels unstable, this is your fix. As far of stiffness you will have "lightly" stiffer setup than you find in the CLK AMG model. The sway bars are adjustable to "tight" and "tighter". I found that the "tight" setting is a good compromise between performance and ride quality. Be aware that 2006+ up CLK''s will have different front sway bar brackets which will not fit this kit. You will have to order older brackets from Mercedes! As far as installation goes, remember to take a picture of the sensor that is connected to the front sway bar. This sensor controls the front light and mounting it back on multiple different ways is possible, making your head lights to point way down. -- Review submitted: 2008-12-03


1998 Mazda Protege LX
Vehicle Miles: 125,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Pasadena, OR Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

This was money very well spent. My Protege (5 speed!) rode great before, suspension soaked up just about anything, even handled alright (thanks to Mazda design and my adding a front strut tower bar), but I was looking for better handling, less roll (and wear on the tires), and taking some wheel-to-fender gap out. All expectations/hopes were met.



At 2400 lbs, my car is pretty light, aiding response. The H&R Sport Springs only increased that. Wow. Fun before, much more fun to drive now. I feel the eagerness of the car wanting to cut through corners--I can concentrate on other things while driving spiritedly (not trying to deal with extreme body motions). The Protege now really goes where I point it, providing I don''t overcook the corner entry speed. The car doesn''t roll over on its tires like before, so sustained traction. The hunkered down ride height looks right on the car. And I still have a lot of the "road trip-ability" as before (read not board stiff).



At $210.00 plus shipping et al is a very reasonable price to me for a legit car mod like this. I like how H&R made this set (at 1.3" drop all around) work with OEM struts and are fairly easy to install in my opinion. I only had to realign the front toe, no camber plates or anything else.



In the end handling and confidence in corners (and normal driving maneuvers too) increase. Will not handle well in crummy/cobbly turns at speed (duh), so it''s not magic. Properly maintained roads, though, will net you many smiles. -- Review submitted: 2008-11-13


2008 BMW 335i Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 5,200 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Washington, DC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 450
Satisfaction Rating: 8

I have an 335i E-92 with ZSP, and the handling with the stock set up was skittish at best in corners (especially on bumpy roads). Sometimes, the car would shimmy and float at the same time when I hit a series of bumps. That was not exactly a comfortable feeling. With the Konis, the car is now exceptionally connected to the road and the ride is slightly better than stock. I''m running with a full twist on the rears and 7/8 of a twist on the fronts. The steering is far more precise than stock, and body roll has diminished to a great degree. The car feels tighter and more competent. I don''t track the car, so I really can''t speak for people who are using a highly adjustable coilover set up at extremely high speeds. But on the street, at speeds up to 80 mph, my set up has been very effective and I highly recommend it.



I should note what my benchmark is. My last car was an E-46 M3. That car was an amazing handler -- precise, balanced, unflappable. My E-92 with the Konis feels better, except for the lack of an limited slip differential (which is not something shocks and springs can overcome). But the ride with the Konis is somewhat smoother than the M3''s, which could become harsh very quickly on bumpy roads.



I should also point out that I considered getting sway bars, but decided to wait and see how the shocks and springs felt first. I''m glad I did, because I don''t need sways with the Konis on the street (maybe I would if I tracked the car). -- Review submitted: 2008-09-27


1996 Audi A4 2.8L Quattro
Vehicle Miles: 105,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Portland, OR Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 30,000
Satisfaction Rating: 5

I installed the H&R Sport springs on my 96 A4 with the Bilstein Sport shocks/struts. I had to replace the rear shocks after 15k miles because they flat out broke. They some how lost all oil and gave no damping or rebound. I don''t know what happened, but 15,000 miles doesn''t seem like a lot for shocks to last. -- Review submitted: 2008-08-22


1999 Acura 3.2TL
Vehicle Miles: 116,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Miami, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 900
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Upgraded to 18" wheels w/225/40/18 tires, needed lowering springs as had massive gap in wheelwell. The H&R sport springs made a monumental difference in respect to aesthetics as well as handling capabilities. The ride quality is superb even with stock shocks/struts, although I need to invest in the latter as I feel the stocky''s are shot by now. I am so pleased with the agressive stance of the car that I can''t stop staring at it. My wife is jealous indeed. -- Review submitted: 2008-07-31


1993 Lexus LS400
Vehicle Miles: 146,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: orangeville, ON Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Other
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Easy Going
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The ol LS400 used to handle like a saggy, lifeless boat of a car. but now the entire driving experience is changed.

the steering its tight and responsive and it loves corners now.



10/10 -- Review submitted: 2008-05-15


2003 Saturn L200
Vehicle Miles: 52,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Newark, DE Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 200
Satisfaction Rating: 8

After putting these struts and springs on my car, it handles and rides better than stock, even being lowered. It doesn t turn as well as I thought, but the ride quality of the Koni s are awesome. It takes bumps so much better, I don t feel tire vibrations, and it s all around much quieter. The turning is very responsive, and there is less body roll, but I ve been in other lowered vehicles before, and I would say that it turns quick, but not as well as I thought. I am completely satisfied with this purchase, and would recommend it to anyone. -- Review submitted: 2008-03-03


1998 Volvo S70 T5
Vehicle Miles: 78,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: OMAHA, NE Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,500
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I wished it dropped about 1/4" lower. Other than that the complete package of H&R sport springs. Koni Yellows, IPD Sway bars & HD Endlinks turns a nice riding 98 Volvo S70 T5 into a real corner carver. -- Review submitted: 2008-03-02


2006 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Premium Package Without TPMS
Vehicle Miles: 35,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Bellevue, WA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I m on the H&R Sport springs with the the OEM sport shocks. The ride is nice and firm, and there was a noticeable reduction in body roll. The car is VERY low which may be a downside for people looking for a more conservative option. The car sits perfectly even and now has no wheel gap at all. Even with 19" wheels and 235/35 tires the car rides smooth and takes large bumps without a problem. -- Review submitted: 2008-02-21


2003 Ford Mustang
Vehicle Miles: 21,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Petersburg , VA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I put HR springs on the car just to lower it for looks. I was very surprised by the overall results of the springs combined with 18" chrome mach 1 rims. The mustang rides like a lumber wagon but corners like it s on rails! Though its a 6 cylinder mustang with a roush front end and lowered it gets a lot of looks and surprised faces when they realized it s only a six! -- Review submitted: 2008-02-08


1999 BMW M3 Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 37,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Fuquay Varina, NC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The Bilstein/H&R setup is the best everyday combination for my style. The cornering is excellent and the body roll that was present with the stock system is all but gone. The best attribute is that braking and acceleration show no pitch moment or diving. Great setup for a very fun car!! -- Review submitted: 2008-01-20


2006 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 36,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Chicago, IL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 50
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Just had Nissan put these on today, and what a difference. The ride is firm but still can go driving for hours if I wanted. The best part is that anyone with a Maxima knows, when you hit the gas hard you get a huge pull in the stearing wheel...at times very hard to control. With the combination of the Stillen strut bar and these springs (had the strut bar for 10K and it made some, but not as much with the springs)there is ZERO pull, natta! It is simply an amazing car to drive now....now that I don t have to worry about fighting the tork steer! -- Review submitted: 2008-01-18


2007 Volkswagen GTI 2.0T MkV 2-Door
Vehicle Miles: 8,800 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: KENT, WA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I love these springs. Great driving feel and while a little stiff still absorb most major bumps. -- Review submitted: 2008-01-14


2005 Audi S4 Sedan 2005 Model
Vehicle Miles: 38,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Rancho Mirage, Ca Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 9,500
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Great product and a great ride. Thx -- Review submitted: 2008-01-09


2003 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro Base Model
Vehicle Miles: 50,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Mooresville, NC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 30
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Bought H&R Sport Springs with Bilstein Sport Shocks. The Front lowered 1.75 and the Rear about 1.4. Looks sweet and handles awesome with my 245/45/17''s. -- Review submitted: 2007-12-11


2001 Lexus IS300
Vehicle Miles: 93,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Anaheim Hills, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Before my current setup, I had Eibach Pro-Kits on Stock Shocks. However, after switching over to the Koni Yellows with H&R Sport springs, it s a night and day difference. The handling, the road feel, everything is leaps and bounds better. The IS is a competent car when it comes to handling. This setup definitely brings out the best of the car. You will not regret it. -- Review submitted: 2007-10-02


1996 Honda Civic LX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 133,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: clearwater, fl Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

These springs did exactly what they are supposed to do. Lowered the car perfectly and gave it sharp handling. Progressive rates are nice and keep ride quality bearable. Very stable and easy to control. Great job by H&R. -- Review submitted: 2007-09-03


1991 Honda Accord EX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 145,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: valdosta, ga Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 50
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Definite ride and cornering improvement. Front drop was as advertised, rear drop was lower than advertised. Had to use the adjustable clips on my koni yellows to even the wheel well openings by raising the rear and leaving the front at stock hieght. Front seems to be about 1/4 inch higher on one side. I will let settle before contacting the good folks at tirerack. I would not be happy with the drop on my honda if it could not be adjusted by the shocks. Stock settings had it too low in the rear, even with the front wheel well having a larger opening from the factory. -- Review submitted: 2007-08-13


2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 73,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: SAN JOSE, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 350
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I have 19" rims (Nitto 555s) and with the HR springs, got slightly stiffer but comfortable enough to drive everyday. I had to raise the rear with 4 dot MB shims to prevent rubbing with two passengers in the backseat. Originally, 2 dots just bottoms out even with a single passenger onboard. but its probably because I have 19" rims. With the PowerChip installed, the car just flies and handles great! -- Review submitted: 2007-08-13


1994 BMW 318i
Vehicle Miles: 64,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: BLUEFIELD, WV Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 66,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The car looks great and handles like a dream. After much studies of e36 suspension upgrades, I am confident that this is the best setup you can get. The BMW looks alot more aggreessive in person than any photos you see on the web. -- Review submitted: 2007-08-10


1999 Ford Mustang Cobra
Vehicle Miles: 23,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Cypress, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Easy Going
Miles of product use: 3,000
Satisfaction Rating: 2

The ride quality of the H&R Springset for my 1999 Mustang Cobra was great. However, the springs lowered the car far more than advertised. At mort than 2 inches all around rather than the 1.6 front and 1.4 rear. On some tire/wheel applications this may be okay. Unfornuately, with my 2000 model year Cobra R tire/wheel package, which are rather aggressive, the lowering was way too low. As a result, I added Koni adjustable shock/struts which, once dialed in worked okay on surface streets. But, at freeway speeds, the slightest rough roads and unforeseen potholes and other bumps were very unnerving. Thus, I dumped the H&R Sport Springs for a set of Eibachs, which put the vehicle s ride height right were in should of been in the first place. So, if your purchasing H&R Sport Springs really do your homework for your tire/wheel combination on your particular vehicle. -- Review submitted: 2007-08-07


2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon
Vehicle Miles: 109,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: SOUTHBOROUGH, MA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein Sport Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Excellent combination H&R with Bilstein. The ride is excellent and cornering is awesome. I do believe this setup is not for pothole ridden roads! Have fun. -- Review submitted: 2007-07-30


1998 Acura Integra
Vehicle Miles: 152,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Birmingham, AL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Bilstein HD Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 8,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Comfy but take out a lot of the body roll associated with a abrupt turn-in. They would be too soft for a race car, but would be okay for auto-cross. The car still is on the understeer side of neutral, so it s safe and stable. A millameter or two bigger in a rear sway bar would probably take the car to the other side of neutral. Also, the car is almost too low. I have to watch my angle a lot of the time, and I ve scraped the paint off on the bottom of my front fender becasue of it.



Threshold-brake, turn in, and nail the throttle to pull it though the corner. -- Review submitted: 2007-05-30


1999 Ford Contour SVT
Vehicle Miles: 101,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Warwick, NY Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,600
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I could not believe how well this new setup preforms, cornering is nice and flat, big bumps can be harsh but are really not too bad. i do a lot of commuting so this car sees some pretty high speeds on the highway, even at around 130+ the car is amazingly smooth and solid. it gave the car about a 1.5" drop all around, which is exactly what i was looking for. overall i love it, would have purchased setup much sooner if i had known the difference it would have made. -- Review submitted: 2007-04-24


2002 Mercedes-Benz C32 Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 44,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Washington, DC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 200
Satisfaction Rating: 7

Spring rates are excellent. Firm, but not brutal. On the Mercedes C class, the suggested springs lower the back more than the front. On the advice of prior buyers, I also bought oversized spring spacers/shims that Mercedes offers for use in the back. Even with the tallest shims, the rear sits about 1/2 inch lower than the front. Without the shims, it would have looked ridiculous. H&R should either re-design the rear springs to be taller, or specify that buyers with the C class also buy #4 spring shims from Mercedes. -- Review submitted: 2007-04-17


2004 BMW 530i Sedan Sport Pkg
Vehicle Miles: 27,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Boston, MA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 3,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I have 19 inch rims and was very happy with the way my car looked after the 1.5 inch drop, which was slightly more than the average. Driving around New England can be a pain with the horrible roads, so I could definitely feel the difference. One thing I would recommend is to get new struts because the chances of you blowing them out over time are very high. I regret that I did not get the struts because I thought that the ones that came with my sports package would be good enough. -- Review submitted: 2007-04-04


2001 Subaru Legacy GT Wagon
Vehicle Miles: 58,996 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: KNOXVILLE, TN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

HR sport springs are great. However, I think they d be better matched with a high-pressure gas strut/shock than a low-pressure like the KYB GR-2s. -- Review submitted: 2007-03-31


1999 Toyota Corolla LE
Vehicle Miles: 75,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: OSCEOLA, IN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 7

The first point to be made, is that this is a Corolla. My rating of the factory suspension would be very low, indeed. The car was very softly sprung, and would easily bottom out with two lightweight passengers in the back seat. There was lots of body roll as well. This car is a grocery-getter, not a performance machine. But it s my bad weather and winter car, so I spend a lot of time in it. My goal is to at least improve it to the point where it s a little bit fun to drive.



The new H&R springs and KYB shocks have improved the vehicle handling quite a bit. The car turns in better, and is more controlled over bumpy and undulating pavement. The back end is firmer, so I no longer have bottoming issues with even heavier passengers in the back seat. In addition to these items, I ve also added a set of summer 15" wheels and tires from The Tire Rack. This has also helped to improve turn in and stability. Ride quality is still very good, the car is not too firm. I actually would prefer much firmer valving in the shocks, but only the GR-2 was available for this car. I would have liked to have gotten AGX or Koni shocks.



The only downside to the new setup is that now the car actually oversteers a bit. This is particularly noticable in the snow. The car will lift-throttle oversteer in steady state corners, so care must be taken when driving in low-grip situations. I have a factory spec alignment on the car.



My next step will be to add a Hotchkis sway bar on the front and probably rear. If the oversteer continues, I may look into adjustable end links, or just leave the factory bar on the rear, and just add a front bar. This should make the front end feel more connected, reduce body roll, and remove some of the oversteer.



All this being said, the car is still only a Corolla, so I m not setting my standards too high. -- Review submitted: 2007-03-26


2005 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 10,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: brooklyn, ny Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
Custom
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 100
Satisfaction Rating: 9

my car had alot of body roll i could not do 100 miles and feel comfortable. But now my maxima drives like a real car. I dont want to stop driving it. These springs are the best and the car still rides comfortable. Thank you JIM from tire rack you said i was gonna have fun with these springs and i am.













































Jim from tire rack. -- Review submitted: 2006-12-04


1994 Volkswagen Golf 4dr
Vehicle Miles: 180,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: wiliamsport, pa Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 239,415
Satisfaction Rating: 10

i absolutely love my H&R springs. My car handles like it is on rails. I have won 2 SCCA autocross events. I love the look of my car, and the handling. I live on some windy roads in PA and my car eats them up. the body roll is cut to a mininum while I retain stock suspension bushings. I highly reccomend this product to anyone looking for a better "spirited" ride!

Josh in PA -- Review submitted: 2006-11-25


2003 Jaguar X Type 3.0 V6 SPORT
Vehicle Miles: 70,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: LAS VEGAS, NV Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

It works for me on stocks. but i just got these for the meantime so i can save up for a custom air suspension -- Review submitted: 2006-11-15


2003 Jaguar X Type 3.0 V6 SPORT
Vehicle Miles: 70,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: LAS VEGAS, NV Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

It works for me on stocks. but i just got these for the meantime so i can save up for a custom air suspension -- Review submitted: 2006-11-15


2001 Mercedes-Benz E55
Vehicle Miles: 72,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The ONLY reason why I gave the H&R Sports an 8 is because I d like the suspension firmer. Obviously not all people like a firm ride, but I do prefer that when changing springs.

That said, the ride is not jarring or too firm. Just right for someone looking to lower thier car and keep the handling characteristsics of the OEM setup relatively the same.

For a Mercedes E-Class W210 chassis, with #1 spring pads all around, it has lowered the car almost 2" total. It looks amazing. Plus you can t go wrong with H&R quality. -- Review submitted: 2006-09-18


1997 Volkswagen Golf GTi VR6
Vehicle Miles: 118,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Saint John, NB Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Custom
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 100
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I have H&R Sport Springs & Bilstein Sport Struts/Shocks. The springs lowered 1.4" front & 1.3" rear. These springs and shocks are great! I wanted a sporty ride. I got it! It is very stable with only minor body-roll in hard corners. It works fine over small and medium cracks/bumps in the city and on highway, but medium-large bumps you MUST steer clear from without error. I haven t hit any but it wouldn t be pretty. Before upgrading my suspension, I had completely stock setup front and rear. My rear shocks were blown out completely and I was relying ONLY on worn-out springs. The car was wagging its rear end making the front end unstable. Now with the new shocks, no wagg and no boune or jerky rock/roll side to side while navigating irregular roads and up lips/ramps. The ride height is still acceptable and will not bottom out or scrap, esp. since the new system won t allow for as much travel as stock. I give a 9 because no setup is ever perfect and I do still notice roll and some bumps are still rather hard, but to be expected for this setup. My front mud flaps are about 1.5-2" off the ground now, Winter should be fun! These are, in my opinion, the BEST setup for a this car as a daily driver with a spirited person at the wheel. -- Review submitted: 2006-09-12


1995 Honda Civic DX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 158,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Bellefontaine, OH Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Springs ride very well for the cornering ability they provide. Springs do not go well will wheel and tire combo. I m running 17 X7.5 with +42mm offset. Tires are 215/40/17. These will rub so I suggest either 16 wheels or a rim with less width and less offset. 17 X7 with +40 offset would probably fit better. -- Review submitted: 2006-08-30


1999 Mercury Cougar V6
Vehicle Miles: 68,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Clarkston, MI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 20,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Ad failed to metion these were linear rate springs. Handling is amazing, but ride is very stiff. I can live with it though. Amazing steering response for a FWD. -- Review submitted: 2006-08-25


1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR4
Vehicle Miles: 180,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: GREENE, RI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

The springs made a big improvement in all aspects of handling for spirited driving.You will sacrifice some ride quality,but only on bumpy roads where the stiffness is a little too much.But the tradeoff is well worth it.I only wish the rear springs were a little lower to level the car off. -- Review submitted: 2006-08-05


1995 Honda Civic VX Hatchback
Vehicle Miles: 150,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: san diego, ca Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

The H&R sport springs with the koni sports give my lil hatchy an amazing drive. With the ST sway bars corners are a breeze. One thing im not liking about the springs is that the are rough on bumpy roads. you can feel the bumps and the car gets all bouncy. Overall it lowered the car as they say, but wasn t satisfied with the ride height, i want lower. might upgrade to the race springs. The koni s are incredible its just hard to get all four shocks adjusted the same. -- Review submitted: 2006-08-02


2001 Mercedes-Benz E55
Vehicle Miles: 59,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Long Island, NY Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
N/A
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I ve had these springs in with MB #1 spring pads for about 1000 miles. Definitely lowered the car to a nice stance, and may even settle some more. The ride is abit soft for my taste, H&R sway bars are up next (to help body roll some). Overall the ride quality is just like stock, except about a step firmer. I chose I would "probably" get another set if there isn t a firmer set available. Too bad no-one makes coil overs for an E55.



Overall I am happy with the springs and would recommend them to anyone. Plus, you get H&R quality which is one of the best out there! -- Review submitted: 2006-08-02


1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEC
Vehicle Miles: 250,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: TILGHMAN, MD Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB Gas-A-Just Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

SUPERB SPRINGS, BETTER HANDLING WITHOUT EXTREME VARIATION IN RIDE OR COMFORT. VERY PLEASED -- Review submitted: 2006-07-09


2006 Honda Accord Sedan EX 4cyl
Vehicle Miles: 7,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: BALTIMORE, MD Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The combination of H&R Sport Springs and Koni Yellow shocks made an incredible difference in the overall performance of my Accord EX. Combined with 17" wheels and Avon M550 tires the suspension is so much more improved in ride quality (I prefer a firm/tight suspension) and handling it s a night and day difference. The spring and shock addition came first and improved things substantially and the wheel/tire package completed the deal. All that s left now is to increase the stock front and rear sway bar diameters and the car will be set up very nicely. The ride is now much more stable and firmer than stock yet still very quiet and comfortable. I can really trust what my car is telling me now as I have much improved road feel and feedback. -- Review submitted: 2006-07-03


2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE
Vehicle Miles: 40,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Ozone Park, NY Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 500
Satisfaction Rating: 9

H&R Sport Springs greatly improved responsiveness and stability, even with the use of stock shocks and struts. -- Review submitted: 2006-06-14


2004 Volkswagen Jetta GL 1.8T
Vehicle Miles: 15,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: LEXINGTON, SC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I ran one autocross since installing the suspension.

My autocrossing skills are pretty much novice and I stayed neck and neck with a Mini Cooper S whos driver was also a novice. -- Review submitted: 2006-05-27


1993 Audi 100
Vehicle Miles: 177,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: BALTIMORE, MD Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Special
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 3

i had bilstiens on before, i should got sport bilstiens. would not recomend koni special s to anyone or any absorber that is adjustable "internally". it is better to go with a non adjustable or externally adjustable absorber as i have learned through experience -- Review submitted: 2006-05-13


2000 Ford Focus ZTS Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 120,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: berlin, md Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 120,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Absolutly awesome in combination with KYB AGX struds. It s the biggest improvement I ve ever done to my car. The ride quality has Improved dramaticaly. THe combination of this springs and agjustable sport struds provides unlimited flexabelety. You can adjust the settings from focuses naturaly soft to to almost go cart. I ve never had so much fun driving my car. I ve noticed that now I likely take twisty back roads rather than taking highway. The drope matched my expectations providing better visual appearence as well. Great product. Strongly recomend in combination with KYB AGX. -- Review submitted: 2006-05-04


2001 Audi A6 2.7T
Vehicle Miles: 56,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Escondido, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I was unsure about whether I should choose H&R Sport Springs or an Eibach Pro Kit. I was also up in the air about choosing Bilstein or Koni shocks. In the end, I went to H&R and Koni. I couldn t be happier. The 2.7T is lowered about 2 inches in front and 1 1/4 in the rear. I ve received many compliments. I ve left the Koni s on the soft, factory delivered setting. The car rides firmer than stock, but not harsh. The car no longer "porpoises" over undulating pavement, nor does it "squat" on braking. I hope to try the car on the soft setting for my next 2-day BMW CCA autocross (I ll run my restored, and quick, 71 02ti the first day). Then I ll try it on firmer settings. -- Review submitted: 2006-04-30


2005 Honda Civic LX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 12,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: PATASKALA, OH Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 3

Even though these springs are listed for all 01-05 Civics except 4-door EX, don t believe them. I absolutely don t recommend putting these springs on any 4-door, period. The weight distribution is different on the 4-door and the rear end will sag. Not just a little sag, but a lot of sag and it will be noticeable. Ride quality will suffer and the appearance isn t pleasant. Buyer beware. -- Review submitted: 2006-04-21


2005 Toyota Camry LE
Vehicle Miles: 8,550 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 8,500
Satisfaction Rating: 8

In hind-sight, or should I say hind-FEEL of the stiff ride experience on my backside, wish I would have spent a few dollars more for the Eibach. Don t know if they would offer any better ride, but I seem to recall reading an article that indicated a smoother ride. -- Review submitted: 2006-04-14


2002 BMW M3 Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 39,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: HOUSTON, TX Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
H&R Anti-Roll Bar
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 11,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Everything works very well together. I could use stiffer springs on the track, but H&R does not make their progressive race springs for my car. The ride quality is not "comfortable", but entirely what one should expect from aftermarket pieces like this. -- Review submitted: 2006-04-05


1998 Audi A6 2.8L
Vehicle Miles: 88,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: SHERMAN, TX Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
Hotchkis Tuning Strut Tower Brace
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

In addition to the suspension, I also put 19" wheels on the car which adds to the transfer of the road conditions. When I had the stock wheels on the car, the suspension alone was a great upgrade. -- Review submitted: 2006-04-03


1998 Volvo V70 T5
Vehicle Miles: 88,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: BOXFORD, MA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Much crisper turn-in, flatter cornering, ride not too jouncy, but definitely firm for a wagon. Overall very pleased with the setup, even more so after switching from 205/45/17 tires to 215/45/17. -- Review submitted: 2006-03-28


1994 Toyota 4Runner 4wd
Vehicle Miles: 220,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: TARPON SPRINGS, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 200,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I went with the H&R Spring set because they offered a 1.5" rise from factory. The was very helpful in overcomming the typical "Toyota Sagging Rear" that you see on most older 4Runners. The overall ride is a little more rough, but that may be because of the shocks as well. -- Review submitted: 2006-02-16


2001 Audi S4 Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 30,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Granger, IN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 15,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The combination of Koni dampers and H&R springs dramatically reduced the dive and lift of the front end during hard braking and acceleration. The car was much flatter during hard cornering. It felt much easier to control at the limit and was considerably more fun to drive aggressively. The ride difference was minimal. The vehicle still absorbed large bumps well and did not transmit tar strips and other small imperfections more than with the stock set up. -- Review submitted: 2006-01-30


2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6 Wagon
Vehicle Miles: 48,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Tempe, AZ Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 350
Satisfaction Rating: 9

These springs are perfect. I have custom 19"wheels with 225/35/19 tires on it and the springs (H&R)ride better than stock. I stayed with stock shocks and there is no bottoming out and the suspension is better than stock with out the upgrade in shocks. The springs are firm enough to make up for the difference in the lower stock shock. Ride is great but it did not lower the rear as much as I would have liked. Front was hammerd. Very,Very,Very Happy with springs!!!!!! -- Review submitted: 2006-01-28


1997 BMW 528i
Vehicle Miles: 166,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: COCONUT CREEK, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
Custom
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 27,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Very happy with the recommended suspension components. -- Review submitted: 2005-12-21


1995 Nissan Maxima GXE
Vehicle Miles: 130,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Jersey City, nj Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 160,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

My Maxima handles like a Spec-V. Vast improvement over stock. I can finally keep up and pass the compacts in the corners. Ride is a little firm, but I prefer the firm ride. Excellent product. -- Review submitted: 2005-11-29


1993 BMW 318is
Vehicle Miles: 125,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: vancouver, BC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 400
Satisfaction Rating: 9

replaced shocks and struts with bilstein sports along with springs.after driving 254000KM with stock sport suspension it was time to do an overhaul. before car was flat but when it th road was uneven there was sharp bumps and also if there is a drop in the road i would bottom out.after the r&r the bumpy ride would become smooth and stiffer springs would handle drops by not bottoming out. turn in is alot better and when its a smooth surface it feels like u have more control. -- Review submitted: 2005-11-03


1998 Ford Contour SVT
Vehicle Miles: 114,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: FALLS CHURCH, VA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 3,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Overall, a good combination of products for my car. The steering, handling and responsiveness definitely improved, the ride noise can be somewhat clunky on less than smooth surfaces, but worth the overall improvements in appearance and handling for my vehicle (not that it was bad to begin with). -- Review submitted: 2005-10-08


1993 Toyota Celica GT
Vehicle Miles: 183,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Kenosha, WI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I went with these H&R s instead of the Eibachs because i wanted a 1.3" drop, instead of just a 1" drop. I am VERY happy with these springs, lowered my car just as expected. When I installed the springs I went ahead and replaced all the struts with KYB GR-2 s. This combination virtually eliminated my cars dive when braking and lean when cornering hard. My car had great handling before, now its even better! Ride quality is pretty good, but can get a little bouncy over rough, uneven roads. The ride isn t harsh, just a bit firm. -- Review submitted: 2005-10-08


1991 Mitsubishi Galant VR4
Vehicle Miles: 172,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: GREENE, RI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 3,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The bolts were easy to install and let me set the front camber to factory specs(or my own) after installing lowering springs.(Ingalls) -- Review submitted: 2005-10-06


2004 Ford Mustang GT Conv.
Vehicle Miles: 17,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: HOWELL, MI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Ride quality was greatly improved over the eibach por-kit due to the progressive rated spring, with the soon addition of shocks and struts I am sure ride will get even better. I wanted to add that the H&R springs also lowered to the ride height advertised while the eibachs were always about 3/8"-1/2" above advertised right hieght. I would highly recommend these springs to all, however due to the amount of drop caster camber plates and new shocks and struts will be needed in the future.



A+++++ -- Review submitted: 2005-10-02


2001 Volkswagen GTi GLX
Vehicle Miles: 31,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: trenton, nj Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Eibach Anti-Roll Kit
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

If the roads were better i would ve lowered the car 2in. I had to settle for 1.5in. Roll is practically eliminated. Jerkiness has been reduced when I change gears. Jetta s and Gti s (VR6) oil pan sits really low. If you lower any 2 of these cars UPGRADE the STRUTS and SHOCKS. car doesnt roll when im doing high speed lane changing(very important). I m completely satisfied with my suspension upgrade. All i need now is bigger wheels i.e. 18". -- Review submitted: 2005-09-28


2005 Toyota Corolla S
Vehicle Miles: 9,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Lawrence, ks Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

These were just what my Corolla needed. The ride is stiff but not too stiff. The handling is greatly improved with very little body roll and nose dive. It is about 1 1/2 inches lower and looks just right. The quality and fit is as good as the oem springs. I am very pleased and would recommend them to anyone. -- Review submitted: 2005-09-19


2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8T
Vehicle Miles: 10,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Staten Island, NY Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 8,000
Satisfaction Rating: 5

If you think of using these springs on this car, you MUST not use your stock shocks. The stock shocks are too soft and they don t match the spring rate of the sport H&R. My experience on this setup is that right after instalation I noticed the car bounces too much. In other words, the car goes up and down several times, making the car very unstable. Since it happens right after instalation I know it is not due to shocks malfunction (they were workin ok before that). So if you buy these springs do you a favor and buy a good set of shocks. -- Review submitted: 2005-08-19


1998 Subaru Legacy GT 2.5 Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 118,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: COVENTRY, CT Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 8,000
Satisfaction Rating: 4

The H&R s did not fit the rear of my 98 Legacy GT. Be sure to measure before you buy... -- Review submitted: 2005-08-14


1993 Honda Accord Wagon
Vehicle Miles: 131,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Boulder, CO Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Before I installed the new suspension, my car wallowed around the corners and the nose totally dove down if I had to brake hard. After installing the H&R Sport springs and Koni Sport shocks, it s like night and day. Cornering and stopping are firm and confident, and the ride is nice and smooth (I have the shocks on the softest setting because this is my daily driver -- and it s a station wagon). Also, the slight lowering makes my car look awsome! The adjustable spring perches on the shocks are a huge bonus, and they let you dial-in the height just how you want it. -- Review submitted: 2005-08-09


1997 Mercedes-Benz E320
Vehicle Miles: 11,100 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: somerset, ky Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 9,900
Satisfaction Rating: 9

The springs are not as stiff as I wanted, but they are pretty good. It rides way better than stock and doesn'' t "float" at high speeds, or ride like a terrible lincoln. The drop wasn t as low as I wanted either but I ended up cutting the springs and now it is low enough and has no body roll at all. I would have got the Cup kit but I didn''t want to wait 12 weeks for it to get here from Germany. Next time I will wait for the Cup kit and will probly buy it later. -- Review submitted: 2005-07-13


1996 Honda Civic LX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 115,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Clearwater, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Lowered my car perfectly. They stiffen up the ride nicely and the car handles alot better now with rock solid stability at all speeds. The car really sticks to the road. They are very bumpy so be prepared for that. Overall very good. The car handles beautifully. -- Review submitted: 2005-07-12


1998 BMW M3 Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 85,800 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: DUBLIN, OH Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The H&R Sports with Koni Sports really firm the ride up (much better for autocross), but do not make it unbearable to drive on the highway/city -- Review submitted: 2005-06-21


2005 Honda Civic LX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 2,200 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: PATASKALA, OH Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 800
Satisfaction Rating: 5

These springs lower the Civic Sedan too much in the rear. Front lowering is about right, but the rear is noticably lower than the front. This is not pleasing to the eye. -- Review submitted: 2005-06-20


2004 Honda Civic DX Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 45,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Toronto, on Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 45,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

These springs are amazing, except now I need to buy wheel spacers and camber kits, which I don''t really have the cash for. Hopefully it will be okay until then. Anyways the car is great with the springs, highly recommended. -- Review submitted: 2005-06-16


2001 BMW M3 Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 50,100 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: woodmere, ny Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

H&R makes sick springs they handle really good and the look of the car is great -- Review submitted: 2005-06-14


2001 VW PASSAT SEDAN
Vehicle Miles: 35,400 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: ALPHARETTA, GA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Great Setup!!! -- Review submitted: 2005-06-11


1996 Honda Civic LX Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 112,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Clearwater, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 100
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Excellent springs. My car''s handling has increased so much since the installation of H&R Sport springs. Ride quality is less, but not too bad. The car has so much grip now it s a blast to drive. -- Review submitted: 2005-06-06


1992 Volkswagen Corrado
Vehicle Miles: 180,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Santa Clara, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
H&R Anti-Roll Bar
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 60,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

I take the same corners on my commute everyday. I tried to monitor my speed through the corners, to the point of hearing squeaks in the tires, as I installed each new suspension component. First, were the springs, then the strut bar, then the front anti-sway bar, then tires. The springs and the tires make the most different. The strut bar decrease the lean of the car, but doesn t really increase speed in the corners. The anti-sway bar makes the car understeer even more, which I don t like, but add stability and decrease swaying to the car. The springs add about 7mph to my corner speed, but I am sure an experienced driver could squeeze even more out of them. The springs are a bit firm for me, but that is just my personal opinion. The tires add about 10mph to my corner speed. -- Review submitted: 2005-05-24


1995 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 130,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: baldwinville , Ma Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 20,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

The maximas stock suspension is to soft for me. On high speed corners there is way to much body roll. It just feels unsafe taking corners when the whole car is moving side to side. Upon purchasing the h&r sport springs, i began to smile. These springs combined with the h&r struts are a drastic improvement overall. The car feels much more secure in turns and sticks to the road exceptionally better. With out this setup, i wouldn t even want to drive my maxima. Of course the downside is sacrificed ride quality. in my opinion, the ride quality is not drastic. noticeable but not drastic. two thumbs up on the overall improvement of the handleing and the look of my car.With the lowered look, it really stands out from other stock maximas. with a few modifications, the maxima can become a fast and sporty vechicle. -- Review submitted: 2005-05-06


1995 Honda Civic EX Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 175,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Laurel, MD Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 8

The H&R Sport Springs with the KYB AGX adjustable shocks on my 1995 Honda Civic Coupe look great. The car handles superb with a significant decrease in body roll. The down side is the ride quality, the car is very bouncy and you feel every bump. I m still testing out the 4 different settings to find out which setting suits me. No.2 felt extremely bouncy so I adjusted it to No.3 and ride is a little firmer. I found out that I need to get wheel spacers because of the almost two inch drop in the front of the car over my 16" inch wheels. When I lock the steering wheel all the way to the left or the right the tire rubs against the inside of the wheel well. Overall an exceptional product but if you can t handle a harsh ride I wouldn t recommend it. -- Review submitted: 2005-04-29


1997 Mercedes-Benz E320
Vehicle Miles: 92,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: westminster, ca Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,100
Satisfaction Rating: 10

great springs. in the process of getting the same springs for my lexus. very satisfied with ride qaulity and comfort. -- Review submitted: 2005-04-27


2003 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V
Vehicle Miles: 42,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Granger, IN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 32,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

aggressive, bumps are not that fun, railroad tracks are horrible, but look and handling is good. -- Review submitted: 2005-04-14


2000 Honda Civic Si Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 80,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: SF, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

H&R Sport are great with AGX shocks for the 99-00 Civic Si, I have had Eibach sportlines before and they were way too low and handled terrible. Camber kit should be used, don t be cheap! -- Review submitted: 2005-04-02


1999 BMW 323is
Vehicle Miles: 46,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Nashville, TN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 32,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Would highly recommend the H&R Sport Springs for any E36 or E46 BMW. -- Review submitted: 2005-04-01


2001 Audi A6 2.7T
Vehicle Miles: 55,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: OVERLAND PARK, KS Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

This is the kit! H&R Springs with the Koni Shocks! My Audi A6 2.7T finally feels and corners like a German car should. Looks great too! -- Review submitted: 2005-03-27


1999 Honda Prelude
Vehicle Miles: 106,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 25,000
Satisfaction Rating: 7

Springs are a little softer than expected, and drop is a little lower than expected. Still overall good product. Not too harsh on the bad PA roads. Good for a daily driver. Good on a track day. Too much body roll / dive on the autocross course. -- Review submitted: 2005-03-18


1995 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 143,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Redondo Beach, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 200
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I had the car for 11 yrs. 6yrs ago the car was setup with Tokico struts & Eibach ProKit. The ride was very hash & stiff. Unacceptable ride with full load of passengers (ranked 5/10). The ride bounced all over on a little rough surface road. I switched back with OE struts & springs. I just replaced it with KYB AGX & H&R sport springs. The ride is firm but not hash with dialing 1 in front & 5 rear. Thinking of the ride is similar to an older 91-95 Toyota 4WD but with better cornering.

One with this struts/springs setup is likely to drive fast. I am happy with the KYB AGX and H&R springs. Although the Eibach spring will give you a better lower looks. -- Review submitted: 2005-02-14


2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R
Vehicle Miles: 6,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Boca Raton, Fl Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

These springs are awsome, i can take turns at 60 in my specv and not drift around them but just take the turn like anyother. i love the feeling of being low, even though it was only like 1.5 inches, the gap in my wheel wel is much less and makes my ride form all sides look a little more agressive. i cant wait for a body kit!!!!!! highly recomend this product. and my springs were blue, go with my color disgn!!!! -- Review submitted: 2005-02-10


1994 Acura Integra GS-R
Vehicle Miles: 116,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Fremont, Ca Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Special
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 50
Satisfaction Rating: 10

At first I didn t notice the difference until I took the corners. I would take turns at 30 mph and I would feel the body roll, but now the car remains level. I like the handling and I would definitely recommend this set up to my friends. -- Review submitted: 2005-02-04


2001 Honda Prelude
Vehicle Miles: 63,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: fairfax, va Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 20,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

H&R Sport Springs are awesome on the Honda Prelude, 5th generations. Since there are such limited suspension products for the Prelude, the H&R springs perform way better than stock. For those that don t want to spend too much money, then purchase the H&R s along with your stock setup. they were worth the purchase. But you should definitely get adjustable shocks/struts in the future. -- Review submitted: 2005-01-28


1987 BMW 535i
Vehicle Miles: 339,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Mt. Pleasant, SC Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 239,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I put the H&R/Bilstein setup under my old Bimmer after buying the car with 98,000 miles on it. I now have a second 1987 535iS with only 70,000 miles and the original suspension. Comparing the two renewed my appreciation for the H&R/Bilstein setup. While "Old Blue" with the H&R s still corners like a slot car, it is the feel and responsiveness of the car on the highway that continues to impress me the most. And face it, when the two cars are parked nose to tail and I can really see the difference in appearance, it still makes me smile. Comparing the two suspensions is like comparing Sponge Bob to Superman, and H&R is the definite Superman. Next comes the same setup for "New Blue." -- Review submitted: 2005-01-19


1986 Volkswagen Scirocco 16V
Vehicle Miles: 200,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: RENO, NV Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 12,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

These springs are a good match for the Bilstein Sports on this Mk1 VW. The ride height is perfect and corrected a really bad lean. (Cheap 7yr old sport springs) The ride is harsh and the handling suffers when using the stock "teardrop" wheel with 185 60 14 s. It s probably a good idea to do a wheel and tire upgrade. I only drive short distances so ride comfort can suffer. The car is very flickable and steers great with the throttle. I m going to use the car as a donorcar for a golf 1 and hope that this spring and shock combo will be good for casual autocrossing and commuting. I also recommend these springs with Bilstein HD s for the 5CYL Audi 100. -- Review submitted: 2005-01-02


1995 Honda Prelude Si
Vehicle Miles: 100,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: germantown, md Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 150
Satisfaction Rating: 7

handles great at high speeds and tight corners. but is quite a bit bouncier than had expected -- Review submitted: 2004-12-06


1992 Honda Accord Wagon
Vehicle Miles: 180,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Kirkland, Wa Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 30
Satisfaction Rating: 10

These are a great set of springs. im not going to tell you what you want to hear. im going to tell you what i have felt. these are a great set of springs. they hold through corners and are smooth over bumps. these are a great balanced set. i have driven many cars like porsche ferrari bmw and audi. these springs are not going to give you a ferrari performance but will match and depening on car even improve performance more then bmw porche or audi. the drop after i installed it was perfect. it will not tuck under your wheel well or rub. it just cleans up the gap between the fender and the wheel. if i could do it again though on high milage cars like mine i would have waited a little longer saved a little more money and bought shocks to go with it(which i will do later). a combination of shocks and srings would be the best. also a larger rim with a lower profile tire would dramtically improve handling with less side to side wobble. i definetely would not recomend oe springs or race (oe to soft and not worth paying similar to stock) (race to low and very stiff good for track). these are the best springs you can buy and gruaranteed to improve comfort and handling. -- Review submitted: 2004-11-21


1991 Honda Civic Sedan
Vehicle Miles: 165,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: DeForest, Wi Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
Custom
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 8

these springs are great for a new upgrade for your ride. -- Review submitted: 2004-11-16


1991 Acura Integra
Vehicle Miles: 170,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: columbia, md Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 20,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

This setup has been a great one since day 1. The H&R sports provided a bit more than the 1.8" drop advertised, giving a perfect gap. The illuminas offer great adjustability from loose and bouncy up to kidney-punishing tight. i drive around on 2 (1 is softest) daily, 5 for autocross and 3 or 4 for spirited driving weekends. if i had to do it all over again, the springs would stay the same but i d spend a little more on the koni yellows for ease of adjustability. overall though this setup rocked for daily, spirited, and autocross driving. -- Review submitted: 2004-10-24


1996 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
Vehicle Miles: 81,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: COLORADO SPRINGS, CO Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 9,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

This suspension setup is incredible, really woke up my vehicles ability to confidently corner. -- Review submitted: 2004-10-24


1995 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 86,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: CUMMING, GA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I had another 95 Maxima with Eibach Pro Kit and KYB AGXs. The Eibachs and H&Rs are rated for the same drop, but the Eibachs dropped my first Maxima considerably lower. The H&Rs didn t lower my new Maxima much at all. Although the Eibachs have better performance at 10/10ths driving, the ride of the H&Rs is much, much better than the Eibachs, so my current setup is better for a daily driver. I was happy with the AGXs before, and I m just as happy now. Running the fronts at 1 and the rears at 6 helps dial out the inherent understeer. -- Review submitted: 2004-10-22


2003 LEX IS300
Vehicle Miles: 24,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: IRVINE, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
Hotchkis Tuning Sport Anti-Roll Bars
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

The ride height eliminated most of the gap between the wheel and the fender. I d prefer the car a little lower for cosmetic reasons. The ride is a little firmer than stock even on the softest settings, but it is still comfortable. On high speed turns, the suspension can be a little "floaty." I need to take the car on the track to test various settings, but overall, this setup handles much better than stock. -- Review submitted: 2004-10-11


1995 Honda Accord EX Wagon
Vehicle Miles: 95,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: long branch, nj Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 200
Satisfaction Rating: 10

upgraded from the gr-2 s and the difference is night and day.a must for lowered street cars with out a lot of track time.if you do track days often or are a racer koni yellows might be better -- Review submitted: 2004-08-12


1997 Volkswagen Jetta GT
Vehicle Miles: 97,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: PITTSBURGH, PA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Custom
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 500
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Great Handling -- Review submitted: 2004-08-08


1996 Nissan Maxima SE
Vehicle Miles: 95,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Indianapolis, IN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 15,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

KYB AGX s are for a car that sees roads like glass. These shocks/struts let you feel every bump and crack in the road. I have noticed more rattles in the interior of the car because of the harsh ride. It is a little too stiff of a setup for an everyday driver. But for the autocross enthusiast or weekend driver, this setup can t be beat. The adjustability of the firmness is great. Couple these shocks/struts with a nice set of sport springs and your car will feel like an animal. Great handling and stability!!! -- Review submitted: 2004-07-29


2001 Saturn L200
Vehicle Miles: 45,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: JARRETTSVILLE, MD Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I am so happy with the way springs - tires - and larger wheels have transformed this Saturn into a sports sedan - thanks Tire Rack -- Review submitted: 2004-07-27


1998 Honda Civic EX Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 145,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Windsor, ON Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Car is super confident in the corners. Drop makes the car look PERFECT! The shocks and springs provide a ride that is just a tad harsher than stock. The handeling makes up for that though big time, the car is responsive and it makes you want to start taking turns harder and faster! Its a totally different car but all for the better. -- Review submitted: 2004-07-07


1995 Nissan 240SX Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 97,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: ALAMEDA, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 5,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Car looks great! The ride is too firm and whatever bump you go over, you feel! Car handles very well around turns. Good setup if you don t mind the hard jolt from time to time. -- Review submitted: 2004-06-27


1998 Ford Contour SE
Vehicle Miles: 99,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: PEYTON, CO Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 1,200
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Excellent overall. The ride did not become too firm, almost unnoticeable EXCEPT when you hit the larger potholes which really gives a jolt. Overall, I was very pleased with this product. -- Review submitted: 2004-06-19


1998 Volkswagen Jetta GLX
Vehicle Miles: 98,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: CANTON, MI Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
Custom
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

I really enjoy the H&R Cup Kit more than My custom Built Koni Kit Coil overs. -- Review submitted: 2004-06-13


2002 Acura RSX
Vehicle Miles: 40,972 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Houston, Tx Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 7,675
Satisfaction Rating: 10

these are great springs exeeded my expectations and well worth there price. car handles like a champ. the ugly fender gap is now gone. and the car isnt to low where it makes every day obsticales impossable. -- Review submitted: 2004-06-11


2003 Volkswagen GTI VR6
Vehicle Miles: 8,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: SANTA MONICA, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

the best of the best -- Review submitted: 2004-06-11


2001 Acura 3.2TL
Vehicle Miles: 66,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: CONWAY, AR Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 15,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

ride is actually better than stock...unless you hit a large bump then it s firm but not over-bearing. -- Review submitted: 2004-05-24


2004 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
Vehicle Miles: 4,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: ANCHORAGE, AK Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 500
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Lowered the car the perfect amount. Fender gap is now perfect and the car handles excellent! -- Review submitted: 2004-05-21


2003 BMW X5 4.6is
Vehicle Miles: 15,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: GREENS FARMS, CT Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,500
Satisfaction Rating: 9

The H&R Sport spring set for the BMW X5 4.6is is a great addition to the vehicle. It lowers it mildly but maintains ride quality and handling characteristics. The only downside is H&R doesnt make short enough links for the rear air suspension so after you install the new links you must take it to the dealer for lowering via the DIS computer. I had mine lowered to 700mm s the front with H&R is 690mm s so it looks perfect. -- Review submitted: 2004-05-17


1993 Honda Del Sol Si
Vehicle Miles: 100,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: VANCOUVER, WA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Special
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Car feels much better going through any kind of turn. A lot more responsive and predictable. Shocks and springs also helped a little with wheel hop on quick launches. -- Review submitted: 2004-04-27


1986 Mercedes-Benz 560SEL
Vehicle Miles: 165,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: KANKAKEE, IL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB Gas-A-Just Shock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Spirited
Miles of product use: 600
Satisfaction Rating: 10

I do have some coil bounce in the rear, however I had to replace the Hydromatic suspension. I find it acceptable, considering the looks and 100% better cornering. -- Review submitted: 2004-04-23


1991 Honda Civic Si Hatchback
Vehicle Miles: 195,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: milwaukee, wi Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 10,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

exceptional! ride quality is very close to stock but with much better handling and cornering. these are much better than the sprint sport springs i used to have in everyway. only thing i don t like is that the back of the car sits a little too low but i expected that because most 88-91 hatchbacks with lowering springs sit that way. otherwise i have no complaints. -- Review submitted: 2004-03-13


1993 Honda Del Sol Si
Vehicle Miles: 100,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Vancouver, WA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Special
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 120
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Overall I am very happy with this setup. I plan on adding a 22mm rear sway bar so that I can get the full use out of this setup. The parts were easy to install, and I recieved my order in a timely fashion. Thank you tire rack. -- Review submitted: 2004-03-09


2002 Honda Accord Coupe EX V6
Vehicle Miles: 36,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Montgomery, Al Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

My car rides stiffer and handles bumps better than the stock springs. -- Review submitted: 2004-02-23


1994 Mazda 323
Vehicle Miles: 80,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: montreal, qc Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
Custom
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 40,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

My car now handles like a go-kart, it has a really firm ride, but doesn t bounce on the road imperfections while cornering. Great product overall. -- Review submitted: 2004-02-19


1992 Saturn SC2
Vehicle Miles: 135,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Wichita, KS Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 6,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Great springs for someone looking for a much transformed ride without giving up too much creature comforts. Handling is outstanding. Body roll is significantly reduced. -- Review submitted: 2004-02-13


1998 BMW 540i 6-Speed
Vehicle Miles: 77,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: wellington, fl Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 7,000
Satisfaction Rating: 7

HR sport springs lowered the rear 1/2 inch but the front only a small fraction lower over stock sport. -- Review submitted: 2004-02-13


2000 Acura Integra LS
Vehicle Miles: 46,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Fairfield, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 43,592
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The car handles better with the HR Sports Springs. Looks low and aggressive as well. No regrets. -- Review submitted: 2003-06-25


2002 Ford Mustang GT Conv.
Vehicle Miles: 5,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: mississauga, On Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 5,500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Cant say enough about these products. My car handles like its on rails. I never thought I could get such a nice ride with my car being lowered 2 inches. Thumbs up on the springs and shocks/struts. Very pleased.



Dave -- Review submitted: 2003-04-23


1995 Volkswagen Jetta
Vehicle Miles: 112,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: easton, pa Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

Car now handles great H&R is the way to go. good price and arrived very soon (next day). Still a little body roll in long corners but I am still running stock wheels/tires. Ride is comfortable and I dont wear tires out. No allignment kit is necessary for the cup kit on a A3 jetta/golf. -- Review submitted: 2003-03-16


1994 Mazda MX6 LS
Vehicle Miles: 127,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: sacramento, ca Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
Eibach Pro-Control Bar Kit
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 400
Satisfaction Rating: 6

Overall, I was satisfied with the performance of the H&R springs. However, the ride quality was simply unacceptable for carrying a passenger. If it were just me, I would probably be able to live with the harsh ride as a trade-off to the excellent handling. -- Review submitted: 2003-02-19


1995 Saturn SL1
Vehicle Miles: 100,500 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: toledo, oh Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

for the price, the h&r sport springs are a "must have" to maximize the fun of tire/wheel upgrades. i drove a few days on new tires and wheels and liked them a lot. installing the springs upped the payoff 100%. also--my tuffy service center guys put on the springs for $200--as much as $400 less than other shops'' estimates. -- Review submitted: 2003-02-13


1997 BMW 328i Sport Pkg
Vehicle Miles: 65,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: st.petersburg, Fl Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 60,000
Satisfaction Rating: 9

THIS PRODUCT GIVES CAR GREAT SPORT LOOK AND SOME PERFORMANCE, JUST HAVE TO WATCH FOR BAMPS ON THE ROUD. -- Review submitted: 2003-01-09


1992 Nissan Sentra SE-R
Vehicle Miles: 117,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Canton, Oh Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
H&R Anti-Roll Bar
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 1,500
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The springs and struts came up to my expectations it transformed the car into a compitant track car. The springs lowered the car more than expected and maybe too much for everyday driving. The shocks have a tendency to bottom out on moderate potholes and road bumps. The ride was firmed up condsiderably, but still not too much for my tastes. I would still recommend this set-up to anyone, but you may need to install spring spacers for the older SE-R''s for everyday road driving. -- Review submitted: 2002-10-11


2000 BMW 323Ci
Vehicle Miles: 35,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Miami/Boston, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 1,500
Satisfaction Rating: 8

I live in Miami half the year and in Boston the other half. The springs are great for Miami style driving...that is, flat, no potholes, and smooth pavement everywhere you drive. I give these a 10 in for driving in a city like Miami. For Boston they are not as good. The ride suffers tremendously and you FEEL every bump and joint. Potholes are a nightmare and I try to avoid them at all cost. For driving in Boston, NYC, Philly etc..., i would think twice about doing this mod. Like I said the springs are great if you have smooth roads to travel on.

It magnifies both the good and the bad of the road. If smooth road then ultra smooth ride. If bumpy road then really rough ride. -- Review submitted: 2002-10-07


1994 Volkswagen Jetta
Vehicle Miles: 123,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Sheboygan, Wi Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Custom
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 63,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The Combination of H&R Sport springs and Tokigo Shocks, and H&R wheel spacers, turned an average handling car into the great handling VW that europe has known for years. It seems we in america always get the "watered down" models while europe enjoys cars that are designed with components that make them engaging. The Jetta was a very poor handling car in winter before that shock/ spring / and spacer swap. Now, with the front and rear wheels following the same track, it is much more stable in adverse weather.

The spacers I installed pushed the front wheels out a total of 10 mm while the rear wheels moved 30mm further apart. This brought the difference in track width from 17 mm narrower in the rear originally, to +1 mm at the rear after the spacers were installed.

The changes made to the car are lacking only in the area of role stiffness. I still think I need to purchase larger diameter front & rear stabilizer bars for the car to round out the suspension modifications. -- Review submitted: 2002-09-08


1999 Dodge Stratus
Vehicle Miles: 42,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Chicago, IL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Special
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The combination of H&R Sport Springs and Koni Shocks works really together. I love the firmness and the ride is still comfortable. The suspension has never bottomed out yet (I''m careful to make sure it doesn''t though). During agressive driving the suspension is very tight and inspires confidence. Quick transitions are easily handled by the suspension and it feels like the traction will never give out. Body roll and brake dive is minimal. The alignment is ok without getting an alignment kit. Just a normal alignment job is needed on this car. Overall I would say this suspension setup (and 17 inch wheels with 215/45ZR tires) has transformed my car from a average car to a respectable handling car able to chase many sports cars through the corners. Thanks Tire Rack for the great service, products, and prices. -- Review submitted: 2002-08-30


1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Turbo
Vehicle Miles: 67,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: owings mills, md Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB GR-2
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 62,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

The GR2''s and sport H&R''s are what you need for the backroads... anything higher performance will be better for the track, not the road. -- Review submitted: 2002-08-04


1996 Volkswagen Golf GTi VR6
Vehicle Miles: 67,110 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Hull, Qc Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 300
Satisfaction Rating: 9

It''s a good thing I''ve spent a lot of hours reseaching about products on the web before I purchased my suspension. It doesn''t take too much to make the ride to harsh. Here we have a lots of potholes and cracks in the pavement. With the right tire pressure and good adjusments on the Koni shocks the ride is not too harsh and not to soft. Cornering is actually a lot more fun now that the car''s center of gravity is a bit lower and the suspension more adapted to sport driving. -- Review submitted: 2002-07-03


2000 Honda Civic Si Coupe
Vehicle Miles: 30,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Blaine, MN Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 7

H&R OE Springs work well, made ride slightly harsher on Civic Si (unfortunated but expected), noticeable improvement in steering response and body roll. High quality spring compressor required as coil windings are tight and overall diameter of spring bundle for Honda is significantly tighter than say on a Volkswagen Golf or other small car- spring style makes install more difficult. Running stock struts now, if I were to do it again would pop for a set of struts that were well matched to the H&R springs. Zach (sales guy) quite helpful in selection. -- Review submitted: 2002-04-16


2000 BMW 740iL
Vehicle Miles: 64,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Plainfield, NJ Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 500
Satisfaction Rating: 8

Ride is a lot firmer than I had anticipated but cornering and handling are far more than I had expected. -- Review submitted: 2002-04-12


2000 Ford Mustang GT Conv.
Vehicle Miles: 30,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Los Angeles, CA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
N/A
H&R Sport Spring Set
N/A
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 27,000
Satisfaction Rating: 8

The H&R Springs definately make my 2000 Mustang GT look "sportier". Just have to be careful on speed bumps and steep driveways. But, that''s a user problem and not the product.



Performance Wise I thought they would be stiffer. Car will still lean in a little during turns. Though, I''m not necessarily blaming the springs. Could be that I have a 1) heavy car or 2) still running stock shocks

This is getting an 8 due to the stiffness but could just be me. -- Review submitted: 2002-04-03


1995 Nissan Maxima GLE
Vehicle Miles: 104,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Orlando, FL Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
KYB AGX Adjustable
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 1,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Overall I am more than happy with the results I got from the H&R Sport Springs and the KYB-AGX struts. The ride and handling is far superior to stock. The only thing I am not totally satisfied with are the strut bearings that came with the strut mounts I ordered from KYB. They seem to make noise and I will probably change them for OE units (I did all the work myself so I know this wont be too difficult) but since I didn''''''''t pay anything additional I''''m not too disappointed. -- Review submitted: 2002-02-11


1991 BMW 325ix
Vehicle Miles: 178,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Marshfield, MA Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Stock
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Average
Miles of product use: 176,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

Very high quality springs in a very hard to find application.

The Tire Rack and H&R come through again! -- Review submitted: 2002-01-29


1996 Audi A4 2.8 Quattro
Vehicle Miles: 57,000 All Suspension Products on Vehicle
Location: Bar Harbor, ME Shocks:
Chassis Products:
Spring:
Coil-Over:
Koni Sport
Stock
H&R Sport Spring Set
Stock
Driving Style: Fast and Aggressive
Miles of product use: 2,000
Satisfaction Rating: 10

The car is much more fun to drive... reacts properly.

Actually lets me get to the potential of the S02 Pole Positions -- Review submitted: 2001-10-23


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