Do H&R Lowering Springs fit on 2.5i Liberty?

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Do H&R Lowering Springs fit on 2.5i Liberty?

Postby L4ch1e » Sat Jan 21, 2023 2:59 pm

Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone has tried to put on H&R lowering springs on a 2.5i non-Gt.
SKU: 29167-1

My car is a bl/bp and the spec on the website says it fits the non-turbo gt so I would assume it's fine, but wanted to check here before buying.

Thanks for the help in advance!
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Re: Do H&R Lowering Springs fit on 2.5i Liberty?

Postby bigBADbenny » Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:27 pm

2.5i are somewhat lighter than GT or h6, you might need 1/2” butt spacers on the rear to get it properly level.
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Re: Do H&R Lowering Springs fit on 2.5i Liberty?

Postby L4ch1e » Fri Jan 27, 2023 6:19 pm

Hmm ok and do you know if the suspension is the same? Like the site days it’s only compatible for the gt but if I’m thinking it would probably work fine?
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Re: Do H&R Lowering Springs fit on 2.5i Liberty?

Postby bigBADbenny » Sat Jan 28, 2023 7:44 am

Yes my understanding is that gen4 springs are interchangeable between all Gen4 struts.

Eg our 2.5i is on Koni sport struts, Rallitek springs and these springs would fit kyb or Bilstein etc struts.

Kings make super low (or they used to) springs that adequately lower the front of a 2.5i.
Bee R springs were also available in Down and Full Down versions.
Some Japanese companies eg PROVA made specific non GT/H6 spring sets, if I remember correctly.

As per my original comment, if your stock rear springs are already sagged, maybe just run front lowering springs before committing to rear lowering springs?

Try a site specific search?
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=site ... s-wiz-serp

Bear in mind some struts are designed with lowering as part of the design brief.
I’m not sure if this applies to stock KYB’s, if I was lowering these I’d probably upgrade the strut bump stops to shorter, harder type.

Be sure to reset all lateral arm bolts at static height after the initial lowering and again once the suspension has fully settled, to prevent undue torsional load on the captive bushes.

I’d be very tempted to also install a Whiteline or Hardrace etc roll centre adjustment kit, lowered or not.
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