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I had a local shop (RSW) throw on H&R lowering springs on my Abarth 124 today. Here are my initial impressions after driving about 15-20 miles:

- From a handling stand point on the street, they ride maybe 10-15% harsher than stock. In NJ we have lots of potholes and shitty roads so it definitely translates here.

- It definitely inspires more confidence and less body roll when cornering hard. There's a corner I take on my way home and the hardest I've hit that corner previously was 0.73g. Today it was 0.83g.

- Aesthetically, it doesn't lower the car as aggressively as I wanted it to. But supposedly it should drop some more after it settles. We'll see. What it did a good job of was creating a stance. I felt like the stock car was too flat from front to back. It dropped the rear of the car 1/2" and 7/8" up front. From a non-scientific standpoint, the front used to have a 4 finger gap. Now it's a 2 finger gap.

- I have some race wheels/tires that are +1 size at 215/45R17 so hopefully that fills up the gap in the wheel wells.

Attached are before and after. To the left is the after.
 

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Appreciate the post.
 

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Am I missing something? Looks the same to me.
 
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You are missing 2 fingers.
 

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You are missing 2 fingers.
:eek:

Other than the color in one picture being slightly different they appear to be the same picture.:confused:

On both my laptop and mobile device.
 

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So those two pictures are actually "after and after"? No wonder it was hard for us to figure out any difference, lol! Here are some no kidding "before and after" pics with my springs installed (not H&R). Not too difficult to see the difference...
 

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I dont know how this thread got revived but I may have made a mistake on my upload. Here is an actual after.

And added a bonus one with slicks and rolled fenders.
 

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Those are MUCH better! That wheel and tire setup in the garage pic looks pretty beefy!
 

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H&R it is. Don’t need lower than that lol.
 
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