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Old 10-08-2013, 01:29 AM   #1
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2005 ST suspensions questions

Hey so I am looking to finally lower my car and start building it up a bit after 5 years of owning her. I have a 2005 zx4 ST that is completely stock. I am going to start with doing the sway bar links because they are definitely out, and then was going to do lowering springs as well. I know its bad to do without new shocks/struts, but im a broke college student. Would it even be possible to put on springs with around a 2" drop without new shocks/springs/tires? Also looking for any suggestions for some good price suspension set-ups if anyone has any!


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Old 10-08-2013, 08:48 AM   #2
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It is possible to just add springs but at a 2" drop you will kill your shocks in a matter of months. Not worth the time to install the springs if you will just be having to do it again in a matter of months. I know I wouldnt want to be paying to have a suspension installed twice or if doing it your self mess with a spring compressor more than once.

Just start collecting parts/saving money and do it right and do it once. Endlinks are fine to do now, easy enough too.
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Thanks for the advice, I have decided to do the right thing ha and replace the sway bar links now and then replace the shocks/struts at the same time.

My ST has 131,XXX miles on it and has really never had anything done but regular oil changes and new brakes. Is there anything that you guys suggest I do because the car is still running strong, just getting up there with miles.

Final question is who knows some good shocks/struts to go with 2" lowering springs????

thanks for all the help
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Thanks for the advice, I have decided to do the right thing ha and replace the sway bar links now and then replace the shocks/struts at the same time.

My ST has 131,XXX miles on it and has really never had anything done but regular oil changes and new brakes. Is there anything that you guys suggest I do because the car is still running strong, just getting up there with miles.

Final question is who knows some good shocks/struts to go with 2" lowering springs????

thanks for all the help
Get the Eibach sportline system= 2'' springs w/ dampers for $441.00. Hit up Jilian at tirerack. A bsd plug= a balance shaft delete plug is a great cheap mod. A few hrs of easy work & a plug will give you more response.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:03 PM   #5
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The sway bar links are supposed to be here tomorrow so hopefully get those on this weekend.

Who's got pictures of their ST with some lowering springs on?????
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