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Old 03-22-2005, 08:27 AM   #1
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svt springs only

Is there any reason to not do just svt springs instead of the entire svt suspension kit? will it hurt the car? and how much time does it take to replace springs, if you know what you are doing.


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How old and how many miles are on your current shocks? Are they stock or a replacement. The SVT spring rates are 17% stiffer in the front and 25% stiffer in the rear. This is about the limitation that a newer OEM replacement shock can handle. Those increases will tax an older shock. The SVT spring/shock kits are so cheap that it would be a shame not do both at the same time.
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the car has <300 miles on it, i am just looking to drop it a bit, keep my warrenty and keep as much money in my pocket as possible.
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You shouldn't have a problem. I did the same to my ZX5. It does not drop it enough to make the struts/shocks wear that quickly.
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Old 03-22-2005, 12:16 PM   #5
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yopu should be fine, it can take 2-4 hours...
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so I should expect a couple hundred dollars in labor if I get my local dealership to install them? anyone know where I can get them for a good price?
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oo man, save the money and do it yourself. there are HOW-TO's out there and on FF. Its not that hard and you save a nice chunk of money. if you take it to a shop, they usually charge $75 per hour, it might take 2-3 hours, so your lookin at 150-225. rents spring compressors for 5$ and have a buddy come over, and you'll be set
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Almost all the vendors in the vendor section carry SVT sets (springs, shocks, and rear sway) in the $250.00 range. Unbelieveable deal for what you get. For a couple of hundred more you can get the Eibach Pro System (springs and shocks) which lower the car a little more and are a little firmer. Still a nice compliant ride.
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