Installed my springs on Frinday. Vogtland springs on OE struts and shocks...
The handling is improved by about 50%. Still having the stock wheels with the stock tire size limits the benefits somewhat. I kept thinking the same thing about the rear. It really is just a 1" drop. I had to fill in some paperwork for warranty and they ask for before and after measurements which turns out to 1.5 and 1.0. I know what you mean about the snow factor. For the amount of days actually driving in snow, I think it will be manageable.How big a factor on the handling are they? It looks lower in the back than an inch drop. I live with snow season too and don't want an issue with too much drop. I would like a flatter handling ride out of it though! They sure help the big wheel gap problem!
Suspension Techniques is a very well known name in suspension aftermarket products, I did install new monroe struts when i got the springs but they work like oem so the ride is fine but the kyb's will be better...also i never changed the back shocks so that will help...but shocks and struts are something you dont have to replace until 100,000 miles if driven responsibly. overall my ride quality is great now(feedback from passengers) but will be better with aftermarket setup, also i torched my sway bar off(i know, i know) so corning is affected somewhat now so its gonna be a monster when i get everything on.Which sway bars are you going with? Are your OE shocks and struts giving you trouble? Just curious 'cause the H. Tech's are a similar drop and I'm wondering how much life I will get from my OE suspension.