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Old 08-09-2005, 09:46 AM   #1
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I guess the suspension will wait

Well I got my KYB's today GR-2's, but I guess they wont be good enough for the SPRINT springs. Right now I dont have th emoney for the camber kits, install and a new set of shocks. I guess my car will be on stilts for a whie then. Unbless there are any suggestions


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The new GR's should be able to dampen an SVT spring. They're only 20% or so stiffer which is, however, close to the maximum an aftermarket OEM can handle. I know the Altima guys use them with lowering springs as they are one of two aftermarket shocks available for the early Nissans. You could have gotten the full SVT kit (springs, shocks, and sway bar for not much more than you paid for the KYB's shocks alone. Tein "H's" are another option. They have about the same rate as the SVT's but are softer than the more popular "S's".
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Sprint springs not SVT
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If it is going to be sometime till you have the money for a new set of dampners then I would go ahead and slap the sprint springs on. I doubt if the dampners will go bad overnight. However if you will have the money soon for a new set then I would hold off because I heard the install is a pain in the butt and you would be better off doing it once.
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h i wont want to spend the money on dampers too soon, got some other things i need to do, i mean i could put the springs on with the kyb's but i also have to worry about the alignment then, this sucks i want this thing lowered
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Good things come to those who wait.. . Alignment is the key though if you do this so if you are really dead set on getting lowered then go ahead and put them on and then just pay for the alignment. I didn't think alignments were going for a lot of money these day?? Of sourse I haven't checked lately.
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yeah but i might need the camber kit, that what i had said in the first post. I know when we lowered cars at my old shop some needed it some didnt , this drop is border line and i dont want to get into things if there is money i dont want to spend right now
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yeah but i might need the camber kit, that what i had said in the first post. I know when we lowered cars at my old shop some needed it some didnt , this drop is border line and i dont want to get into things if there is money i dont want to spend right now
Gotcha ...have you double checked with anyone who has sprint springs to see whether a camber kit is needed??
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no cause i couldnt find any post about them
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no cause i couldnt find any post about them
Did you try FJ at all. There are some pretty knowledgable people over there.
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