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ya in la, i live in canada :) im getting those from my gf's bro.. so just wanna know if ill be able to run those for at least a year or close to it, till like the next summer or should i get new dampers right away
 

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Trust that You'll get that year out of those. The OE ones are rated at 50,000miles, and those are equal or higher quality(don't have any specs or ratings on hand), so I'd say You're good. Just stay outta the snow drifts.
 

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lol i just hit 81km or 50 miles [:D] but they dont seem to fail or anything yet soo :)
 

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A shocks looses 50% of its dampening capability within the first half of its life. That said, if your shocks have more than 50K miles they probably will not effectively dampen the stiffer spring. The increased stiffness will also cause a stock shock with less mileage to work harder and will accelerate wear and premature failure quickly. Furthermore, the stock shock is designed to dampen a stock length (read "longer") spring. A stock shock with a short spring will bottom or will allow the car to ride on the bump stops more frequently. This significantly impacts handling and ride quality. In the event a shock bottoms out it is essentially toast as the valving is at the bottom of the piston rod. You'll never enjoy the full benefits of a quality spring unless you have a quality shock to dampen them.
 

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^^ Perfectly said. [thumb]
 

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alright so im getting a full svt suspension (swaybars, brand new bushing, dampers etc) but with those eibach springs, so drop would be only around 0.5 for those dampers, so should be fine til next year or so, coz im getting the whole set off of my friend for very cheap..
 

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The eibach spring is shorter than the stock SVT spring so the resulting drop will still be less than the SVT if the same shock is used.
 
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