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ouikikazz 08-09-2004 07:46 PM

rocky roads, suspension
 
I drive in NYC (staten island in particular)...and umm lets jsut say the roads are not smooth at all, maybe if i get lucky some of the roads will be smooth in the desolate areas.

But to my main question, I want to know how I can improve my current very rough ride to a smoother ride, i have a 01 zx3 with stock suspension looking to see whats the best suspension setup to get to improve the rough ride. Suggestions? I was looking at the Eibach setup any1 think i should go with sumtin else?

dwdgsi03 08-10-2004 07:16 AM

if you just want a smoother ride, the eibach system isn't for you. it's too stiff, the ride would be worse. i recommend getting some tein springs, the L-tech spring rates are suprisingly close to stock and the drop is minmal, maybe like 1 inch.

also, do you have rims? rim can cause a rough ride as well due to the stiffer sidewall and lower profile. i'm from new orleans, so your roads can't be worse than mine, trust me.

frogg5872 08-10-2004 07:21 AM

no one can beat the roads in PA.......craters on the moon arent this big!

ouikikazz 08-10-2004 07:53 AM

no rims at all...so tien springs? What about HR? I dont want such a lower drop, the eibach has a 1.5 which looked good but i guess the ride quality sucks so what else?

Geezer 08-10-2004 09:49 AM

Progressive rate springs will help!

S2 08-10-2004 10:13 AM

The Eibach suspension is alot stiffer, I noticed that it was way more of a sporty ride when I installed the springs alone.

dwdgsi03 08-10-2004 10:56 AM

i hear that the HR springs have really high spring rate as well. the tein H-TECHS are progressive, and the drop is very small like i mentioned earlier. check this out, compare the spring rates to the stock spring. you'll see the rates on the H-TECH are very close. http://tein.com/ford.html

themanson 08-10-2004 01:54 PM

i live in a town called croom-a-cooche, they dont even know wot paved roads r here...... I WIN :D

ouikikazz 08-10-2004 09:08 PM

the Teins they come with just springs or comes with shocks too? how would a setup consisting of Teins springs plus the eibach dampers and FS struts?

Geezer 08-11-2004 10:29 AM

Bat Inc. has a set of progressive springs that seem to be priced fairly as well.


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