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Old 10-03-2003, 07:46 PM   #1
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SVT vs. ZX3

Are the SVT shocks/struts better than the ZX3 or are just the springs different? Will the SVT dampers wear out as fast as ZX3 with 2.0/2.2 Eibach springs on them? Or will the SVT's last longer?



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yeah, they're better. they'd probably last a lot longer with the springs than the zx3's dampers.

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Cool. I have an opportunity to buy some for about $75 after the sale of mine. Do you think it's worth paying the extra for them or should I just keep my stocks until they die then buy a good set? Thanks!
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how does the S2 compare to the SVT?
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tye: keep your stocks until you can get a GOOD set.

solaris: hard to say. never had a chance to get into an s2 (or street edition, for that matter, since they both rock the same suspension setup... the "euro tuned" suspension. lol)
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keep your stockers, the labor and extra time spent in getting some svt's, then better ones later will be pointless. Save up for some eibach dampers, or maybe spax/koni adjustables.
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You guys are always a big help! Thanks!!
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