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Old 12-16-2004, 11:41 AM   #11
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here's what you need to do:

1) don't double post.

2) suck it up and buy a decent set of springs and matched dampers. yeah, it's expensive, but what you're running around on right now is crap and could very well be dangerous. expect to spend around $500 new for anything decent (springs and dampers).

micro is right, though. you CAN run around with stock dampers and aftermarket springs if the drop is mild enough and the spring rate is soft enough. it's still gonna accelerate the wear of the stock parts and you'll only get about a year out of 'em before they're shot.

just some friendly advice from someone who's done everything on this car the long way: DO IT ONCE AND DO IT RIGHT!!!!! don't buy the cheap stuff now bc you'll only end up paying for it in the long run. it's a lesson that's hard to learn, but you really should. Believe me. I can't tell you the hundreds of dollars i've spent in crap parts that i only end up replacing a little ways down the road with quality stuff. Even better is when the cheap crap damages something else, so now not only do i have to replace the crap part, i have to replace what it broke. "it's all i can afford" is never a good excuse. save up and get what you really want or need. you'll be happier anyway.

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