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why is my ride so rough?

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i bought my zx-5 with koni yellows and steeda springs along with a steeda wheel and tire package. i am thinking it is the shocks/struts but the ride is really rough....i mean i feel everything on the road....is there a way to make the shock softer?....really tough when i am shaking like a have a car load of 15 inch subs on blast....any help would be great
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Well it's going to be a stiffer ride due to the reasoning that your going from a stock 'comfortable' non-performance suspension setup to an aftermarket 'performance' setup. That's the reasoning.... the majority of the aftermarket suspension is designed to 'feel' like that as to add to the performance feel.
 

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i have been in my friends eclipse on tokico shocks and eibach springs with 18 inch rims and 225/35/18 tires and his ride was so smooth....maybe it is the car....but when i say i have a rough ride....i mean rough...ppl say it might be my tires too/?...i dont know
 

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If you want the the good looks and a good ride go with the svt kit or the eibach pro-kit setups they offer the best of both, the eibach pro-kit being the lower of the 2. The svt kit will drop your car about 1/2" to 3/4" (so Im told) and the eibach pro-kit will your car about 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" the dampers will make a difference too. Just ask the guys on this site they have not let down yet. [thumb]
 

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the ride in my lowered s10 was extremely rough. it was a combination of my shocks that were bad, and the fact that i was hitting my bump stops. i replaced both, and it was smooth again. before i did so, every bump i hit jarred my neck and butt so bad, i hated to even ride in the truck.
 
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