Elaborate on the loss of comfort. What exactly changes in the ride? I don't want to be driving around bobbing up and down. As it sits now it already bounces a little bit because of the short wheel base. If all that changes is the feel of hitting the bumps is a little harder then that's not an issue for me. I lowered my 2010 xb and the difference I felt was feeling the railroad tracks, road bumps, etc. a bit harder but no bobbing up and down.if you lowering your IQ, you win aerodynamic, stability and more Mpg (so little), you loose a little bit comfort.... it's a choice
Humps and bumps at intersections? Not sure what those are. Do you mean speed bumps or maybe dips or maybe wear and tear from heavy truck use?I've decided not to lower mainly because of the humps and bumps I encounter at intersections around here....I have scraped the front facia a few times because of these. For performance, yes it's good, but as an urban assault vehicle not so much.
TRD springs only cost $209 and I will be installing myself. Not that expensive.those are a pretty darn expensive modification for lowering it a couple centimeters,afterb some consideration i declined,i am looking into another option that will lowere it two inches,it was mentioned on another thread her by a fellow who is VERY well versed in mods of this car and actually had the pleasure of using them for a month.