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    Cheap handling improvement?

    Whats the best way to beef up my handling without breaking the bank. Are there shocks that work well with stock springs? Id like to keep it under $400
    Any ideas?

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    Yes shocks are worth it and for your budject I would say Bilstien HD's.

    Check with some of the venders here or ebay for pricing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Yes shocks are worth it and for your budject I would say Bilstien HD's.

    Check with some of the venders here or ebay for pricing!
    I heard it wasnt a good idea to use them with stock springs...?

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    The Bilstien HD's are valved perfectly for stock springs.

    When you go with an aftermarkert spring (lowering spring, coil over, etc) they need to be re-valved which makes them cost almost double (about $500)

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    sway bar and Lower Control Arms are quick and fair priced

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    No way for $ 400.00
    For stock springs the absolute best set up would be front & rear KONI's & the widest tire to fit your 16" or 17" wheels. You want handling , with this set up you got it in spades & it still retains decent ride qualities

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    they need to be re-valved which makes them cost almost double(about $500)
    I cant seem to fine the Bilstein's for anything less then $400? so how is 500$ double the cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02bluez28 View Post
    I cant seem to fine the Bilstein's for anything less then $400? so how is 500$ double the cost?
    Try ebay I think I picked mine up for like $350 shipped but that was like 2 years ago.
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    Bigger front swaybar? Strano sells a 35 mm one for 200 bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB View Post
    Try ebay I think I picked mine up for like $350 shipped but that was like 2 years ago.
    Ebay or there was two other places I had the links for that had them for just over $300 (shipped I think).

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