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    First Time Post (Suspension Question)

    This is my first post since I am new to this website. I have a 98 Z-28 and I was changing my spring to either Eibach or BMR springs. Probably BMR since they only drop the car 1 inch. I was also getting Biltstein Shocks and Struts.

    I was wondering if I should take my car to the dealer for the labor or is someone like Midas or Pepboys a reputable place. I guess I could only do it myself, but have time constraints at the moment!

    Thanks

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    it's pretty basic work, so i don't see why a competent mechanic at a local garage couldn't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    it's pretty basic work, so i don't see why a competent mechanic at a local garage couldn't do it.

    +1 I'd skip the Pepboys or Midas seeing they are usually kids and not mechanics. A local shop will do good work to keep a good rep in town. (usually) Stop at a local car show and talk to a few car owners and asked around about a good local shop to go to and you'll find one easy that way.

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    Listen to the others. Do not take the car to the dealer - they will charge you an arm and a leg. Look around town for a local reputable shop.

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    also, don't do the common mistake of choosing springs on amount of lowering... chose them for the spring rate they have... that's what dictates the handling characteristics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    also, don't do the common mistake of choosing springs on amount of lowering... chose them for the spring rate they have... that's what dictates the handling characteristics.
    he's trying to say that the combination you've selected isn't gonna work properly

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    not really... i said what i wanted to say.
    Basically define what type of ride you want and that should dictate the characteristics of your springs you want... then chose from the available ones that suit your needs.
    Once that is chosen, get shocks that appropriately dampen the spring of your choice... otherwise, it'll ride like $h!t.
    Trust me, I've learned the $ and long way, going through at least 7 different suspension setups.

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