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Old 05-07-2017, 11:29 PM   #1
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How much drop can the Stock Strut and Shock handle

So I am wondering how much these stockers can handle drop wise.
I have a set of coils here from when I had my 05 lowered and I know they were around 1.5 to 1.75 inch drop and my Old Monroe's blew out after two months.
So knowing that the SVT sits around a half inch lower how much of a drop can they handle before they become Junk?


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Average is probably about a year.

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I had FRPP (1.5" drop) on svt shocks/struts. Was EXCELLENT for about 15k miles. then started to get sloppy. Replaced with KYB AGX adjustables. Those have been great ever since. If I wouldn't have minded replacing shocks/struts every 15k I would've run svt stuff again. I think it had the best ride.
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I had FRPP (1.5" drop) on svt shocks/struts. Was EXCELLENT for about 15k miles. then started to get sloppy. Replaced with KYB AGX adjustables. Those have been great ever since. If I wouldn't have minded replacing shocks/struts every 15k I would've run svt stuff again. I think it had the best ride.
I think average mileage a year is 15k yes? Or is for me if not a thousand or two higher.

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The most you'll want to go is a 1.5'' w/ those unless you go w/ the Koni yellows, Bilstein's or Eibach pro dampers. I really wouldn't want to lower a svt more the a .05'' as the header hangs pretty low. IDK how your roads are where your at.
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Most of the roads I drive on are not to bad for Michigan. 10% of them are bad to horrible and that mainly during the winter months and I do not plain ti drive the car much in the winter time. So 15-17k (3-4 years) would be Ok with me.
I want to run KYB AGX BUT I am broke and dont get a discount on them threw work.
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So I am wondering how much these stockers can handle drop wise.
I have a set of coils here from when I had my 05 lowered and I know they were around 1.5 to 1.75 inch drop and my Old Monroe's blew out after two months.
So knowing that the SVT sits around a half inch lower how much of a drop can they handle before they become Junk?
You have a svt which starts out at a .05'' drop & where you live. I'd sell your 1.5''/1.75'' springs. Use the springs the car came w/ & get a set of the frpp's svt dampers. Want a little more stiffness, add a rear 25mm Eibach sway bar & add poly bushings for the front bar.
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So Keep the new SVT struts and shocks and the upgrade the rear sway bar and bushings and probably better sway bar links.
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