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Old 01-05-2007, 09:48 PM   #1
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H&r Springs

if i buy h&r sport springs, do i need to buy a sport shocks or will an ordinary shock absorber work with the spring? i know h&r sport springs and bilstein sport shocks is a good combe but what if i went with the sport springs and just regular bilstein shockor another aftermarket shock? wasnt sure if the regular would work alright with the 1.3" drop.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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Use aftermarket sport shocks. Bilsteins are good, so are koni's. Your stock ones aren't good for a lowered car.
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:23 AM   #3
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Use aftermarket sport shocks. Bilsteins are good, so are koni's. Your stock ones aren't good for a lowered car.
ive neither really understood this either. is it because the shocks arent stiff enough or what?
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ive neither really understood this either. is it because the shocks arent stiff enough or what?

Yes, and they are not designed with lowered springs in mind, so they don't have the appropriate travel and not enough dampening to make them effective. They are usally inferior pieces too, so just replace them with aftermarket.
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:21 PM   #5
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If you stick with regular shocks, you will have a very boucy ride and will eat rear shcok mounts as the shock travel is to long for the lowered height.

Buy the Bilsteins or Konis or you will be back in there in no time doing it the correct way the second time.
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