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Old 05-09-2009, 06:22 PM   #1
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"Bouncy" Ride After DF210s?

My next mod will be a set of DF210s, but today we were following a dropped Acura and I noticed it "bounced" badly everytime it hit any dips in the road. Now I am concerned that if I lowered my Yaris how the ride will be. I have read several people say the ride is better after installing DF210s, and I was wondering if that was true for everyone?

So, let's hear how your ride has changed since putting DF210s...

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Old 05-09-2009, 06:29 PM   #2
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It will be more bumpy, there's no way around it with shorter springs with a higher rate. Bouncy would lead me to believe someone lowered on stock struts, or cut their springs.
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Old 05-09-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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I have the DF210's on my 2007 LB and I would call the difference in the ride as going from passenger car to sporty car...

You do feel the road a little more, but there isn't so much leaning in turns. I wouldn't call it BOUNCY, though. Does that make sense at all?

Edited to say I'm running shock struts and did NOT cut the springs.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:03 PM   #4
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Thanks, that may be the explanation. I would most certainly expect a somewhat stiffer ride from the shorter springs; but not a bouncier one. With my 215/45/17 wheels I am already feeling more of the road than with stock tires, I just want to make sure I don't go looking like I am bouncing on a pogo stick everytime I hit a bump!

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Old 05-09-2009, 09:31 PM   #5
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Shouldn't be bouncy. He more than likely had a set of generic sleeve coilovers. DF210s are progressive and his have a linear spring rate. Plus I'm sure he was bouncing off of the bump stops I'm sure.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:35 PM   #6
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DF210's are not bouncy.
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Old 05-09-2009, 10:26 PM   #7
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I hated my DF210's because of the rear drop. I needed a stiffer srping so went with TRD's (I like a harsher ride). They did ride smoothly though.
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:00 AM   #8
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DF210s are soft. Too soft IMO. That person probably ghetto lowered his shit (cutting/torching stock springs)
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Old 05-10-2009, 12:24 AM   #9
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stock tends to hobby horse more
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:44 AM   #10
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Big difference between bouncy (stock) and firm, need to learn the difference.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:22 AM   #11
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Not bouncy at all. =)
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Old 05-12-2009, 10:03 AM   #12
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Not bouncy at all. =)
Thanks Ryan, as we are running the same size wheels, your information on this, rubbing, etc. has been most helpful!

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Thanks Ryan, as we are running the same size wheels, your information on this, rubbing, etc. has been most helpful!

Cheers! M2
No problem. Feel free to PM me too if you'd like to ask any questions on the phone regarding the springs. I'll shoot ya my number.
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