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Basically this is a ***** coil over replacement. It is a metal sleeve that goea on either side of the spring and the more you tighten th sleeve with the spanner wrenches the more it compresses your springs and thus lowering the car butat the cost of ride quality. You basically are preloading your spring and removing wheel travel.

There is a reason coil overs are the price they are, they are meant to work with the strut they are attached to.
 

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Close, but not quite. Bottom line is they are crap for the most part. However, the car isn't lowered when you raise the collar and compress the spring. The car is lowered when you lower the collar.

These typically have a much shorter spring with a higher spring rate than your factory spring. When the collars are adjusted to the top of the sleeve you get little to no drop. If your strut reaches full extension before you top out your spring collar and you move it up anyway, they you compress the spring and preload it.

As you adjust the spring down it reduces the height of the vehicle, but maintains the same spring rate (unless you had the spring compressed and preloaded as mentioned above).

In the end you may get a little bit lower than with a set of springs. But what you'll end up with is a crappy ride along with a set of stock shocks and struts that will soon need to be replaced.
 
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