Replacement is on the 'to do' list and was wondering about the pro and con of lowering v replacing with stock.
I live a couple of hours outside Sydney where the potholes and road surfaces ate relatively good however when there are surface issues you could lose a tank in them!
I find the roads in Sydney city itself are like most urban streets and full of flaws you know are there because you drive into every one of them!
The question is... hows the lowering affect the ride in adverse road conditions? I'd hate to spill my champagne from a spine crushing jolt!
Spilling your champagne shouldn't be a problem as long as you're not drinking and driving anyways!
Regardless, the ride isn't too bad after springs, and I find it to be more bearable than the OEM simply because there's less suspension travel. Here in Austin the roads can definitely get a bit choppy simply due to all the repaving that's been going on here, but push comes to shove I don't mind it too much. But truly, no matter what I say bearable for me could be horribly unbearable for you. It's no Bentley, but it's nowhere near as uncomfortable as say an FRS or an RX8 if you've ever driven those. Just make sure that when you install these lowering springs you also go with the code 486 shocks, because the non sport shocks probably won't enjoy operating outside their normal range.