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I am looking to lower my iM a little coming from coilovers on my previous VW

Which springs are confirmed to fit and work with an 18 iM without additional parts, or "fixes"? (scion tc springs with different head piece)

I have done some research and I am thinking between:
- Tanabe TNF191 (iM) ~$208
- RSR T557D (iM) ~$289
- H&R 29084-5 (Auris) ~$164

Part numbers and personal experience would be appreciated. Looking for anywhere between 1" to 2" drop or so
 

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I am looking to lower my iM a little coming from coilovers on my previous VW

Which springs are confirmed to fit and work with an 18 iM without additional parts, or "fixes"? (scion tc springs with different head piece)

I have done some research and I am thinking between:
- Tanabe TNF191 (iM) ~$208
- RSR T557D (iM) ~$289
- H&R 29084-5 (Auris) ~$164

Part numbers and personal experience would be appreciated. Looking for anywhere between 1" to 2" drop or so
My personal choice would be RS-R springs

Upgrading the New '16 Scion iM's Wheels, Tires, & Suspension Photo & Image Gallery

just to give you an idea
 

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I am looking to lower my iM a little coming from coilovers on my previous VW

Which springs are confirmed to fit and work with an 18 iM without additional parts, or "fixes"? (scion tc springs with different head piece)

I have done some research and I am thinking between:
- Tanabe TNF191 (iM) ~$208
- RSR T557D (iM) ~$289
- H&R 29084-5 (Auris) ~$164

Part numbers and personal experience would be appreciated. Looking for anywhere between 1" to 2" drop or so
I thought I was having a dejavu moment since I also saw this post on TN. :laugh: I just ordered a set of Tanabe springs due to the mild drop and excellent ride.
 

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I thought I was having a dejavu moment since I also saw this post on TN. :laugh: I just ordered a set of Tanabe sings due to the mild drop and excellent ride.
Just wanted to cover all of my bases :p

Might just wait to fix the deep scratch in my passenger door first... Orange and white construction sign hit my car first time I parked on the street less than a week of my purchase. Super deep scratch and slightly dented, Got my 3 estimates and filled out the company's claim form... we'll see what happens.
 

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Ended up going with Tein S Tech (skq30-aub00) for the tc2 for $190, should be roughly 1.5in drop or more once settled.
 

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Ended up going with Tein S Tech (skq30-aub00) for the tc2 for $190, should be roughly 1.5in drop or more once settled.
I've just heard of issues with using springs for the tC2 since the weight of the front of that is heavier it doesn't drop on the front springs as much as is needed with the light engine in the iM. I'v heard of people installing them and then taking them right off for something that is correct for the weight of the iM. I'll be curious to see what happens when you install the S-Tech springs.
 

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I've just heard of issues with using springs for the tC2 since the weight of the front of that is heavier it doesn't drop on the front springs as much as is needed with the light engine in the iM. I'v heard of people installing them and then taking them right off for something that is correct for the weight of the iM. I'll be curious to see what happens when you install the S-Tech springs.
Yes but the iM's CVT transmission is a little heavier than 6spd, i believe i read roughly 80lbs more, which will cause it to settle more than the manual (hopefully).

And instantly removing them is silly, i've seen after pics where there is still a noticeable drop, but the springs still need to settle in - as does any spring/coilover. My last car took a few weeks to settle and be max drop on its coilovers, others have said a couple months.
 

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Yes but the iM's CVT transmission is a little heavier than 6spd, i believe i read roughly 80lbs more, which will cause it to settle more than the manual (hopefully).

And instantly removing them is silly, i've seen after pics where there is still a noticeable drop, but the springs still need to settle in - as does any spring/coilover. My last car took a few weeks to settle and be max drop on its coilovers, others have said a couple months.
Did you get yours installed already? If so you should post before and after pics. I received my Tanabe springs but haven't had a chance to install them yet.
 
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