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Old 05-10-2014, 12:16 PM   #11
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I'm currently running Eibach Sportlines on the stock dampers. I'll be changing it as soon as I can, and get either KYB or just go all out coilover. The combo I'm running now is pretty stiff in bumps, and feels a little bouncy when coming back off the bump (if that makes sense) but I can tell it's really tough on my dampers. I picked up the springs on eBay for $178 brand new in an opened box, and I'm sure I can pick up dampers pretty cheap. You shouldn't have to worry about potholes much with the sportlines because a 2" drop isn't as much as it seems. I have plenty of ground clearance, and a nice look with less fender gap.
I'd get either Koni yellows or Eibach's pro dampers to go w/ those sportline springs. The agx's aren't designed to go more then 1.5'' drop.
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Old 05-10-2014, 02:47 PM   #12
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yeah ive been finding it difficult to find springs. but ive found sets on ebay. not sure which ones are better though. i need them to withstand dirt roads and pot hole infested roads. what are some key features to look for and to stay away from?
I do a fair bit of back road driving and rally-x. my current setup is OEM springs with SVT shocks. I even put 1" lift spacers in the front, but you could omit that.

the OEM springs will give you the height and cushion you need. The SVT shocks are slightly stiffer and will help smooth out the bumps, they are also dirt cheap., so they were my choice for "disposable" parts, in case I need to replace frequently.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:53 AM   #13
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I went with Koni Orange and H&R sport springs. Set up was only like $50 more than the Eibach kit. I chose not to do the Eibach kit because I had read a bunch of bad reviews on their shocks. The H&R sport springs lowered me around 1 1/2" in the rear and 1 1/4" in the front (SVT).... Should be a bit more on non SVT models. The ride is pretty close to the stock SVT stuff maybe a tiny bit stiffer. Kinda wish I went with the H&R race springs but didnt at first because I read the ride was a bit harsh.

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there's also the h&r cup kits to consider as well, no adjust ability but you get your drop and they're supposed to handle way better than the svt set up.
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I found a set of koni orange struts and shocks on ebay for 300. I think im gonna go with those and keep my stock springs. They have a lifetime warranty so I should be all set.
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what are you planning on using for springs?
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Stock springs if I can.
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Probably more than you want to spend but ... $749

http://www.jegs.com/i/ST-Suspensions/876/90310/10002/-1

I'm sure you can find them a bit cheaper too if you look hard enough. $100 off during the month of May.
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wonder how they compare to the h&r coilovers
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Yeah. I cant afford that. I dont need coilovers, unless they will withstand harsh road conditions better than stock.
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