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I bought some new wheels much earlier than planned. I really liked this style and they were a good price. However, in my naivete on wheels and car mods (first time I've ever added anything to a car, my previous two stayed bone stock) I purchased these wheels without knowledge of wheel offsets. The stats on the wheels are ESR SR02 Hyperblack, 19x9.5 +22 offset. After the purchase I realized this is pretty "aggressive".

After I had them installed, (I used my existing tires since they were practically new), I realized they stick out more than I would have preferred. With that said, I am growing to kind of like the look, but regardless, I have to rock it anyway since they're on. My biggest gripe is the wheel gap in the front. I want to lower it, but apprehensive to to fears of messing up the ride. Plus with this offset, I imagine I couldn't (and wouldn't) want to go too low.

With all that said, what are some options for an affordable, mild drop that doesn't jeopardize the ride significantly. I was looking into the Eibach Pro-Kit springs, or the Storm springs. Any suggestions and insight would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Are you thinking of just going with springs? If you have the money coilovers are going to be your best option

If you're on a budget you can't go wrong with storm springs!
K5 Optima Store - Storm Lowering Springs

Great to see a fellow north Carolinian on here!
I would love coilovers, but the piggybank would allow for that right now. (hopefully later) To your knowledge, how much of a change is there to the ride with the Storm springs or Eibachs? At least in pictures, its looks like the Storms, provide a pretty big drop. I see y'all carry the Eibach Pro Kit springs, but it doesn't specify if they are compatible with the Cadenza on the site. Do you know if they'll work? At the end of the day, I just want something that will get rid of the gap in the front wheels, with not rubbing (with the weird offset) and maintain a halfway decent ride.
 

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I would love coilovers, but the piggybank would allow for that right now. (hopefully later) To your knowledge, how much of a change is there to the ride with the Storm springs or Eibachs? At least in pictures, its looks like the Storms, provide a pretty big drop. I see y'all carry the Eibach Pro Kit springs, but it doesn't specify if they are compatible with the Cadenza on the site. Do you know if they'll work? At the end of the day, I just want something that will get rid of the gap in the front wheels, with not rubbing (with the weird offset) and maintain a halfway decent ride.
I have a gently used set of the coilovers for sale, you can see my car on them in pictures in several threads.

PM Me if you're interested, otherwise get with the guys at K5, the springs are nice, just didn't provide the drop I was looking for.
 

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I have a gently used set of the coilovers for sale, you can see my car on them in pictures in several threads.

PM Me if you're interested, otherwise get with the guys at K5, the springs are nice, just didn't provide the drop I was looking for.
I appreciate the offer. I checked out your car, and the drop looks really good, but its a little more that I'm looking for. I called K5 optima and talked with them about some Storm springs. They don't make Eibach for this car. Hopefully that'll a project for next month.
 

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I appreciate the offer. I checked out your car, and the drop looks really good, but its a little more that I'm looking for. I called K5 optima and talked with them about some Storm springs. They don't make Eibach for this car. Hopefully that'll a project for next month.
Hey Adam,

Sounds like you got up with David over the phone. Unfortunately there isn't as huge a selection for you guys like there are for some other KDM platforms out there. If any other options do come out we try to be one of the first on board with them and relay that info to the customer by updating the website or the forums. "If" Eibach made a spring for the Cadenza I'd definitely recommend them, they usually provide a conservative drop (better than stock) but doesnt hinder ride quality.

Let us know at any point if you have any further questions or if you find something out there we dont carry, we can most likely get it for you
 

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Hey Adam,

Sounds like you got up with David over the phone. Unfortunately there isn't as huge a selection for you guys like there are for some other KDM platforms out there. If any other options do come out we try to be one of the first on board with them and relay that info to the customer by updating the website or the forums. "If" Eibach made a spring for the Cadenza I'd definitely recommend them, they usually provide a conservative drop (better than stock) but doesnt hinder ride quality.

Let us know at any point if you have any further questions or if you find something out there we dont carry, we can most likely get it for you
I did get in touch with David the other day. He was really helpful. I going to try the Storm Springs. Considering they are designed for KDM products, they might be the better overall choice. Comparing the overall measurements, the Storms are not much lower that the Eibachs. I hope to grab a set next month.

Is there anyone on the forum running Storms than can give a review?
 

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I did get in touch with David the other day. He was really helpful. I going to try the Storm Springs. Considering they are designed for KDM products, they might be the better overall choice. Comparing the overall measurements, the Storms are not much lower that the Eibachs. I hope to grab a set next month.

Is there anyone on the forum running Storms than can give a review?

@MacDogg last I knew.
 
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