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Got around to installing these this week. Also put on the Athena 15mm front spacers and 20mm rears.
after about 100 miles they have settled and are a bit more them a 2" drop. I was gonna do a how to but honestly if you don't have a shop full of tools and a mechanical know how I would not recommend doing this on your own. The rears are a BITCH!! But looks really good. also these are progressive vs the stock linear if I am not mistaken, feel free to correct me if I am wrong. this is the wife's car so i have only had a hand full of miles in it as of the swap. it handles a bit better but the tires are the limiting factor. Over all a great product in function and form.
 

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Got around to installing these this week. Also put on the Athena 15mm front spacers and 20mm rears.
after about 100 miles they have settled and are a bit more them a 2" drop. I was gonna do a how to but honestly if you don't have a shop full of tools and a mechanical know how I would not recommend doing this on your own. The rears are a BITCH!! But looks really good. also these are progressive vs the stock linear if I am not mistaken, feel free to correct me if I am wrong. this is the wife's car so i have only had a hand full of miles in it as of the swap. it handles a bit better but the tires are the limiting factor. Over all a great product in function and form.


Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience on our MADNESS Lowering Springs and Athena Spacers!

Great shots as well! Do you mind if we share them with other enthusiasts on our Social Media platforms?

If anyone ever needs any assistance with any of the products we offer, we have a full staff of knowledgable enthusiasts that will be more than happy to assist over the phone!

Glad that you got them on and are enjoying the products.

Let us know if there is anything more that we can be of assistance for you.
 

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Got around to installing these this week. Also put on the Athena 15mm front spacers and 20mm rears.
after about 100 miles they have settled and are a bit more them a 2" drop. I was gonna do a how to but honestly if you don't have a shop full of tools and a mechanical know how I would not recommend doing this on your own. The rears are a BITCH!! But looks really good. also these are progressive vs the stock linear if I am not mistaken, feel free to correct me if I am wrong. this is the wife's car so i have only had a hand full of miles in it as of the swap. it handles a bit better but the tires are the limiting factor. Over all a great product in function and form.


Hi there,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience on our MADNESS Lowering Springs and Athena Spacers!

Great shots as well! Do you mind if we share them with other enthusiasts on our Social Media platforms?

If anyone ever needs any assistance with any of the products we offer, we have a full staff of knowledgable enthusiasts that will be more than happy to assist over the phone!

Glad that you got them on and are enjoying the products.

Let us know if there is anything more that we can be of assistance for you.
Sure go ahead.
 

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One question. How is the ride comfort with the new springs? I have a very bad roads here in Ukraine near my house as well as good roads where I love to drive fast.
 

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One question. How is the ride comfort with the new springs? I have a very bad roads here in Ukraine near my house as well as good roads where I love to drive fast.
Hi Art,

We've shipped a large number of these and installed these in-house. We actually have these installed on our own Stelvio and have racked up 1000s of miles.

In fact, a couple of weeks back we went on a very nice scenic country road drive. We were on country roads with pot holes, gravel roads, etc. and the ride was still very much comfortable.

Let us know if you have any more questions about the springs, we will be more than happy to assist.

I am going to send you a direct PM to get your contact info and have one of our team members reach out to you directly!
 

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One question. How is the ride comfort with the new springs? I have a very bad roads here in Ukraine near my house as well as good roads where I love to drive fast.
Ride quality is not going to be as supple as stock. no attacking speed bumps anymore, but it handles way better like a sports sedan or a sport wagon.
 

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Ride quality is not going to be as supple as stock. no attacking speed bumps anymore, but it handles way better like a sports sedan or a sport wagon.
Curious as to your tire wear now that you have had it for 3 months or so. Any noticeable wear? how did the alignment look following the install? Sorry if these are old questions but this is the first thread i have seen on the springs.
 

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tire wear is normal. You need an alignment after installing these anyway. there is slightly more negative camber after alignment. It has about 2k miles more now cause I took a road trip. I will try to snap some picks tomorrow. I don't drive it all the time as its my wife's car.
 

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Reviving this old thread, sorry about that. Madness, the SUV can bottom out? With my previous SUV(Mazda CX5) I had a bigger drop(3-1/4") drop and I have bottomed out quite a few times.
I'm trying to avoid that this time around.
After dropping ~2", the SUV can be brought back to spec after alignment, or it needs some additional components replaced, like camber arms/plates?
There are no aftermarket sway bars for these SUVs?
 

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Reviving this old thread, sorry about that. Madness, the SUV can bottom out? With my previous SUV(Mazda CX5) I had a bigger drop(3-1/4") drop and I have bottomed out quite a few times.
I'm trying to avoid that this time around.
After dropping ~2", the SUV can be brought back to spec after alignment, or it needs some additional components replaced, like camber arms/plates?
There are no aftermarket sway bars for these SUVs?
Hello tibimakai,

Thank you for reaching out to us. I just went and spoke with our Mechanic who daily drives his Stelvio lowered on the MADNESS Sport Plus springs.

He says he doesn't have any issues bottoming out.
In regards to alignment, getting the alignment back to the factory range isn't possible but we are fortunate to have a professional alignment shop close by that services all of our builds that can has experience with lowered vehicles and is able to get the car set up as close as possible.

He doesn't experience any excessive tire wear after having the professional alignment done.

I would like to give you the contact info for our Senior Technical Advisor Eric. You can reach out to him and he should be able to work with you directly, figure out your wants/needs and help answer any other questions in better detail.
His email is [email protected]
His direct extension is 562-981-6800 ext: 109

Thanks again!
 

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Thank you for all that.
There is no aftermarket component, that would bring the specs back to factory?
On my last SUV(Mazda CX5) I have made my own rear lateral link adjustable(modified the original Mazda components), per an Australian company's suggestion(K-mac).
Do you know, what is out of spec?
I have just picked up the Stelvio, so I'm not familiar with it yet.
I have already asked in Email, if you guys have these springs at Signal Hill location, and you guys said that you don't have them there. You won't have them in the future either?
I'm close by, and I could pick them up locally.

Thank you,

Tibor
 
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