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98 WS6, recommended springs/shocks....

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    98 WS6, recommended springs/shocks....

    hey guys, i'm wanting to give my WS6 alittle more stance and improve the highspeed handling a bit better, but i dont want to drop it a ton because its my DD.

    Is there any recomended spring/shock combos for droping the front maybe at max 1" and the back either stock height or 1/2".

    Like i said i'm not looking for anything radical and i often have atleast my wife in the car. I tend to be a little hard on the acceleration in town, so i'd like to leave the pavement on the road and the metal on the bottom of my car.

    Thanks!
    Casey

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    Heater hose mod for the rear springs.
    Get Koni SA shocks for the front and use the lower spring perch.

    Would be a HUGE handling improvement and lower the car roughly a half an inch.

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    Awsome!.. i'll have to look for this heater hose mod..

    What about rear shocks?

    i've got 104k on the car.. so i figure its probably a good time to change all 4 when i do it. SA for the back? or is there a better setup with stock springs

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    Koni all around for sure.

    I used the 3rd gen rear shocks for my car.
    The 4th gens have 1-9 for settings, and the 3rd gens have a total of 4 settings. 3rd gens have to be off the car to adjust as well.

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    cool thanks.. i'll add that to my list.. i think i'm going to start with some cheep simple stuff like subframe connectors and a strut tower brace. I havent done much to the car other than complete exhaust change cold air, couple simple mods and change out a transmission and rear end rebuild.. So i have plenty of possibilities to start playing with.

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