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PSS-9 vs. X-73 vs. P96 Euro Suspension

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I just picked up my 05' C4S and would like to eventually lower the ride height. Among the suspensions mentioned in the topic title, which is the best choice?

The car is not a daily driver, and I don't know if it will ever be tracked. I'm looking for a somewhat comfortable ride. :jump: I will be pushing the car at times of 125+mph - 160+mph(someday?). :rolleyes:

And of'course, it's about the looks too!

Thanks for your input!


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I would just add the ROW springs for your car, that will lower it a little and not sac ride too much. Remember, your car already has an awsome sport suspension out of the box, so it's tough to improve on that. It's probably more than you will ever use now (esp if you don't plan to track the car, famous last words).

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When I first got my '03 C4S and compared it to the C2, I felt that the C2 felt a "little light" in the front end, whereas a friend of mine felt that the C4S felt a "little heavy." When I installed the aerokit it did help the balance of the car at speed. You probably notice that when that little spoiler goes up at 70+ mph the rear feels a little more planted. With the aerokit it feels that way all the time both front and rear.

When I added the X73 suspension it did drop the car quite a bit, but it is still manageable in driveways, speed bumps, etc., but it also made the car change from a slight understeer to a slight oversteer handling character. I personally like that but some may not...it depends on your driving style and what feedback you like from the car. It is also not too harsh so it can still be used as a "daily driver."

The only problem I have had is with the aerokit and X73 it is too low to be aligned by most "laser" alignment systems. I am watching tire wear and am still looking for an alignment shop locally which can do it...I may have to make a road trip!

Many have installed the PSS9's and really like them, especially since they are adjustable (the X73's are not).

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I have had the car less than a week, and haven't had a chance to drive it yet, exept for a quick 25 miles when I picked it up. It has been in the shop all week, getting tinted, 3M paint protection, and the Escort SR7+ system put in. I'll get it back tomorrow. I will probably go with the PSS-9's to start, and if I don't like it for some reason, I'll try something else. The suspension it has now is great, yes, just would like to lower it an inch or so, for looks...without hindering performance. I'm putting on aftermarket wheels, so it would look better a little lower.

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