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Old 11-22-2004, 11:13 AM   #1
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Just installed These

I need some advice.. I just installed these and im not sure where to go next... someone mentioned to me to get gas shocks ::shrug:: Im new to this so any advice will help. These are 0-4inch drop on the car. THey guy who installed them put them in at 0... now i get no rub but the ride is bumpy.

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Old 11-22-2004, 12:12 PM   #2
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uhh, what are they? Ground controls maybe, I have no idea. But the spring rate is probably higher than stock which will require new, performance dampers. If they are ground control or very stiff it would be best to get an adjustable damper like konis or gaz available at batinc.net
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:29 PM   #3
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thanks are dampers also called shocks or are those two different things?
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Old 11-22-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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yes dampers are shocks. What brand are they? adjustable konis or gaz as Garick said would be the best bet for those.
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something about tha setup doesn't look right. can't put my finger on it though....

find out the spring rates of those guys first so you can buy adequate dampers.

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Shock absorbers are a misnomer, they don't absorb shock at all, that's what the spring does, the dampers dampen the spring from bouncing up and down. If you change the spring stiffness or rate as you've done, the damper will not be effective enough (hence, rough ride), you will need a stiffer damper.
However, even with the right damper, you will have a stiffer ride and it will be rougher, that's why the original springs are the height they are. You live with that for better cornering (assuming you also changed the sway bars)
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Im actually looking for a set of adjustable Konis (do those raise and lower automatically)
I also wanter to get a camber kit and sway bar... I want a nice suspension. Can anyone recommend where to find these parts
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Adjustable Koni's won't raise or lower the car.
They are dampers-shock absorbers.
The adjustment is for firming up or softening the damping.
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focussport.com
newedgeperformance.com
tirerack
mcnewsautomotive.com
batinc.net
Huge amount of choices out there, between all these places it probably covers all of them.
do you have no idea what those springs are? where did you get them?
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Are those them cheap $35 coil overs on ebay?

If so........................never mind i wont go there.
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