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    Coil overs or something else? NEWB to suspension.

    Correct me if im wrong but isn't a coil over like a spring and shock all in one? Are they worth the money versus just springs and shocks? Totally new to this suspension stuff. Im basically looking to drop the car an 1"-1.25" but retain a good street ride and handling without spending out the nose.

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    Just making sure im not missing anything dude. I'd hate to run these damn springs and about 3,000 miles later have something explode or fall apart.

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    The coilovers are better.
    But they are also quite a bit more $$ wise.

    I have ran the ProKit springs on the stock shocks and nothing has blown up. They have 7500 or so miles on them that way.
    Finally going to get some shocks soon. Hopefully this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_bluebird View Post
    "Vertibird54" What do you want the car to do? Corner Carving, Drag Racing, Street? Your decision followed by your budget will dictate which combination of parts will work best for you.
    I just wanna lower it an inch and still maintain good ride quality and handleing.

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    If you want to lower it an inch I would say get a set of Hotchkis Lowering Springs and a set of re-valved bilsteins. No need for adjustable coil overs or complicated setups. The Hotchkis setup lower the car about an inch and have very good rates for your application. You could run stock Blistein HDs but honestly you will under dampening the springs, the same as if you run stock shocks (except with stock it will be even worst). I you don't want to go with re-valved shocks then Koni single adjustable are an even better option. Personally I have not use KYB shocks or had any experience with them. I guess you can put them in your selection list between the Bilstein HD and the re-valved Bilsteins. Meaning probably better than stock HDs but not as good as revalves. My .02

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    Are there places that re-valve per spring??

    I thought the re-valves were for the ProKit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Are there places that re-valve per spring??

    I thought the re-valves were for the ProKit.
    Sam Strano will do a custom re-valve according to your suspension specifications and intended use. He can do a custom valving to whatever spring you want to use. I'm not sure if he is a Sponsor so I'll PM you the link to the his site. You will have to call him as he doesn't offer the re-valves right on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killer_bluebird View Post
    Sam Strano will do a custom re-valve according to your suspension specifications and intended use. He can do a custom valving to whatever spring you want to use. I'm not sure if he is a Sponsor so I'll PM you the link to the his site. You will have to call him as he doesn't offer the re-valves right on the site.
    Just saw there was a kit on Lmperformance.com that has the Bilsteins and Eibach Pro's. Good set up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertibird54 View Post
    Just saw there was a kit on Lmperformance.com that has the Bilsteins and Eibach Pro's. Good set up?
    Wrong Bilsteins.

    They will work, but not for long. The re-valved Bilsteins for the ProKit are ideal, not the Bilstein HD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wrong Bilsteins.

    They will work, but not for long. The re-valved Bilsteins for the ProKit are ideal, not the Bilstein HD.
    Ok, PM me with the price for install and BMR's and we can figure out which weekend will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Wrong Bilsteins.

    They will work, but not for long. The re-valved Bilsteins for the ProKit are ideal, not the Bilstein HD.
    where could you find the re-valved Bilsteins you are talking about? All I can seem to find are the Bilstein HD's.

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