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sam fisher 02-03-2013 11:20 PM

Getting new struts . What are my options on springs?
 
This is the strut kit im getting , http://www.shopcapaldiracing.com/col...hock-strut-kit

Now what different springs can I get , im interested in both low and not so low , just whatever will perform the best really? Also are there any other things I could do at the same time? Maybe some poly bushings?



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BlueFocusSE5 02-03-2013 11:50 PM

If you're stock coil springs aren't broken, just clean them, paint them and re-install. No need to replace.

sam fisher 02-04-2013 01:16 AM

So are you saying there is no improvment with these in handling vs stock ? Why wouldnt I upgrade ?

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xxMichaelAnthony 02-04-2013 02:17 AM

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BlueFocusSE5 02-04-2013 02:29 AM

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Originally Posted by sam fisher (Post 4571782)
So are you saying there is no improvment with these in handling vs stock ? Why wouldnt I upgrade ?

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Why downgrade?

Are you stock springs broken?

Why toss the money?

xxMichaelAnthony 02-04-2013 03:41 AM

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Originally Posted by BlueFocusSE5 (Post 4571799)
Why downgrade?

Are you stock springs broken?

Why toss the money?

If you aren't going to be any help, don't even bother posting. He wants to upgrade to SVT shocks/struts and simply wants to know what springs will be matched with them. It's his car and his money. Why does it matter to you what he does with it? You want to keep you car stock, go for it. He obviously doesn't. Deal with it or leave. No use for you here if all you're going to say is leave it stock. That is the complete opposite of what this forum is here for.

BlueFocusSE5 02-04-2013 07:29 AM

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Originally Posted by xxMichaelAnthony (Post 4571808)
If you aren't going to be any help, don't even bother posting. He wants to upgrade to SVT shocks/struts and simply wants to know what springs will be matched with them. It's his car and his money. Why does it matter to you what he does with it? You want to keep you car stock, go for it. He obviously doesn't. Deal with it or leave. No use for you here if all you're going to say is leave it stock. That is the complete opposite of what this forum is here for.

The point is that there's nothing wrong with the stock springs and there's no point in wasting money replacing them when they work just fine. Just because there are aftermarket parts available doesn't automatically make them better than the stock parts and this is a prime example. Ta da! [thankyou]

rambleon84 02-04-2013 09:52 AM

Well those shocks are designed for the SVT/FRPP springs and spring rates. Go with a lower/stiffer spring and they will not last as long and/or possibly not perform as well. If those are the same shocks/struts that get paired to FRPP's springs that lower the car 1.5", then that is what spring i would be checking out. If you cant find those then, look to a 1.5" drop from a spring thats not super stiff.

sam fisher 02-04-2013 12:31 PM

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Originally Posted by rambleon84 (Post 4572040)
Well those shocks are designed for the SVT/FRPP springs and spring rates. Go with a lower/stiffer spring and they will not last as long and/or possibly not perform as well. If those are the same shocks/struts that get paired to FRPP's springs that lower the car 1.5", then that is what spring i would be checking out. If you cant find those then, look to a 1.5" drop from a spring thats not super stiff.

They are I believe. But those springs only say .5 drop . Is that accurate

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felixthecat 02-04-2013 12:39 PM

[QUOTE=sam fisher;4571716]This is the strut kit im getting , http://www.shopcapaldiracing.com/col...hock-strut-kit

Now what different springs can I get , im interested in both low and not so low , just whatever will perform the best really? Also are there any other things I could do at the same time? Maybe some poly bushings?

That damper kit will take a 1.5'' lowering springs w/o issues. FRPP's has 1.5'' springs for the '06-'11 cars.


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