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Old 04-07-2009, 10:26 AM   #1
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lowering question

hey all, I'm going to be lowering my car approximately 1.5 - 2 inches. What are the down sides to just using the OEM struts? I'm trying to decide if I should just get new struts too or if I would be okay using the OEM set up as far as struts go.

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OEM dampers aren't designed to handle shorter springs.
They'll fail pretty quickly and give a very undesireable ride.
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OEM dampers aren't designed to handle shorter springs.
They'll fail pretty quickly and give a very undesireable ride.
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so if I do it right I guess you'd say, and bought a kit that included the shocks and struts, I would be better off?
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Pretty much. It's easier and cheaper to do it all at once.

I'm not saying it can't be done, but at the same time, people cut their stock springs to lower a car. Can it be done, yes. Would I recomend it, no
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alrighty thanks DarkFire1986!
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Wow that was fast!
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I'm considering the same thing. Are there any reputable kits out there and where can I buy them? any kits that I should consider over others. I want something that will very noticeably improve handling and lower the car about 1-1.5 in.
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What about lowering springs with the ST suspension? Arnt those more of a sport strut?

Im only looking to do 1.5" max if that
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Generally Eibach states their springs are designed to still use the stock struts.
Most of the struts out there are really stock replacement units.
The only real "performance" units are Koni adjustables and the AGX struts.
A matched spring/strut setup isnt a bad idea. Koni and Eibach make decent ones.
The Cup Kit is really too soft and low, so skip that one.
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great information, thanks!
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