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Old 12-15-2004, 01:58 PM   #1
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Unhappy lowered car now have bad struts what to do??????

I lowered my car with coilovers about 4 months ago and now that cold wheather has arrived my struts seem to be making a popping sound! my friend has a volkswagon gti and he lowered his and it done the same thing about 3 or 4 months later. he suggested that i order some kyg agx shocks from ebay or any place. he said that this would help because the aftermarket strut would be able to handle the new ride height of the car. If this is true what aftermarket strut do i need to invest in? somebody please help me?????


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Old 12-15-2004, 02:01 PM   #2
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wait, what kind of coilovers did you get? (hope not ebay). Anyways, if your still running on stock dampers (for some reason), then i highly suggest that you switch to an aftermarket setup. Im not sure on brands of dampers for coilovers, but im sure there are a ton of brands that make them. good luck.
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Old 12-15-2004, 02:03 PM   #3
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unfortuantely i did buy them from ebay, but it was all that i could afford. i guess i have to take what i paid for. lol.
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if you are lowering your car aftermarket struts/ dampeners are needed. you can look into Eibach, tokico, KYB all good ones to look at..
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EBay ones are pretty much junks. Especially drop zone. I would recommend getting Eibach Pro System as a replacement.
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If you're going to replace your struts anyway, you might want to think about going with an Eibach kit.. replace the cheap coilovers while you're at it, and get a matched kit.

Depending on how low you want to go, check out the pro kit or the sportlines.
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if you are lowering your car aftermarket struts/ dampeners are needed. you can look into Eibach, tokico, KYB all good ones to look at..
Not true in all cases.
It's 'ideal' to change the shocks/struts when using lowering springs of 2 inches of drop or more.
If you get the Eibach Pro-kit springs or something with a 1.5 drop, you can get by with the stock shocks/struts for about a year or maybe longer depending on your roads.

I have a Pro-kit with stock shocks/struts for about 6 months and my ride is stiff, handling is GREAT and no bouncing after hitting large bumps.
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its been three months now with the f&k sport springs much similar to the eibach pro-kit and am not having anyproblems
but i plan on getting the pro kit dampers when cash flow is good
i suggest u do the same...
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your gonna have to bite the bullet and get new suspension bud, sorry

try seeing if anyone is selling a set in the "Buy Sell" sections of focus pages.
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Not knowing what your springs rates are its hard to make a recomendation on the type of shock you should get. The KYB suggested by your friend should cover your needs. You're more likely to find deals on KYB's than Eibach, and KYB AGX's have dampening adjustments which could be useful.
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