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SebSter 02-19-2004 09:34 PM

suspernsion related q.
 
will my stock shocks hold up if i get lowering springs that only drop it about 1 - 1.5 inches?

BimmerKris 02-19-2004 09:37 PM

Stock shocks will work fine but if you lookin for a better handling car get some stiffer ones H&R makes a good set of springs and shocks

SebSter 02-19-2004 09:43 PM

i cant afford springs + shocks right now, esp for the ix they are hard to find... but i found a place to order springs from, they drop it about 1.3 inches in the front and 1.2 in the back.. since i just want it for looks now it will do without new shocks, i can wait a bit till i get the shocks

felixthecat 02-19-2004 10:31 PM

if your struts are in good shape then yes,if not its gonna bouce around like a gt car,heat those springs up and drop it anothe 1/2 all around when you get them.

crazyvadim 02-19-2004 10:57 PM

How old are the shocks??
They will hold up,alot of people just get springs and leave stock shocks.I would rather collect for some coilovers.

jmalixi 02-19-2004 11:16 PM

It will be fine but may not last as long as it normally would have. If not valved to match your springs it is basically working harder than before. So no big deal in the meantime, you'd have saved enough by the time it gives up.

Digitalwave 02-20-2004 12:02 AM

No they won't last, and your ride will be quite crappy.

qimis 02-20-2004 01:22 AM

you can "cut" inside the shocks :) hehe ... that way the shocks has more space to move

Mystikal 02-20-2004 01:38 AM

No, your car will suck. You'll bounce like a Honda down the 401 and blow the things very quickly. Don't cheap out on a safety item like suspension.

SebSter 02-20-2004 02:45 AM

my suspension is surprisingly stiff.. even stock, it doesnt really bounce around i feel every little bump in the road

plus the bouncing is more from the springs than the shocks, no?

shit, i dont even want it slammed, i just wanna close up that gap between the fenders and the wheels and have a clean look... and i cant justify spending up to 800 dollars for it when i dont even know how much longer ill have this car

jeremy 02-20-2004 02:53 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Digitalwave
No they won't last, and your ride will be quite crappy.
^ what he said

SebSter 02-20-2004 02:56 AM

you guys suck, be more supportive,lol

jeremy 02-20-2004 03:00 AM

sorry dude :D

crazyvadim 02-20-2004 03:13 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by SebSter
my suspension is surprisingly stiff.. even stock, it doesnt really bounce around i feel every little bump in the road

plus the bouncing is more from the springs than the shocks, no?

shit, i dont even want it slammed, i just wanna close up that gap between the fenders and the wheels and have a clean look... and i cant justify spending up to 800 dollars for it when i dont even know how much longer ill have this car

Bouncing is from the shocks,shocks have to absorb the bounce.Ever heard of the bounce test??

SebSter 02-20-2004 03:15 AM

but if the springs are stiff, they wont give easily to let the shocks bounce... no?


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