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Old 09-11-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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Question about H&R Race springs

Alright I have an 05 ZX3 and I am just wondering if I really need new shocks. I know they are suggested but just wondering, also what about camber, do you think it will lower it so much that I need a camber plate? Or should I just go with the H&R Sport springs?

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Old 09-11-2005, 12:01 PM   #2
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some ppl's stock shocks survive a long time with aftermarket springs on them. However, with the H&R race's, id def say get some new shocks/dampers. Those are some serious springs with a very stiff ride, and will prolly destroy your stock suspension.

But, its up to you. If i were you, id do it the right way, which im sure is what everyone will tell you in this thread....
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Thats what I thought. Shoot, dont quite have that much money right now but I dont think I need that stiff of a ride, the most I do is street racing, not much track. What about the H&R Sport springs then?

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Old 09-11-2005, 08:39 PM   #4
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do it right the first time. if you are going to upgrade your springs do your dampners as well. this way you only have to have the car apart once, one alinment. its cheaper too.
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Installing springs without struts is just begging for double the work on yourself or forking out double the money for someone else to do it twice. The H&R race springs are exremely stiff and I'd think they would ruin stock shocks the quickest.
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I think I am just going to go with the H&R Cup Kit then after I save up a while. Thanks guys.

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Old 09-12-2005, 01:33 PM   #7
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Its not whether the shock will last (it won't for long) but whether it can also dampen the increased spring rates. A stock shock is designed to dampen the stock spring not a high performance spring. Shocks have a designed damping rate which cooresponds with a given spring rate range. Most high performance shocks (Koni's, KYB AGx's, etc.) fortunately are designed to handle a wide range of spring rates, which stock shocks are not. It's really kind of foolish to not match a performance spring without a performance shock. You will never feel are be able to use the full benefits of the performance spring without the better shock.
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