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This is a discussion on shock/ spring setup within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Hey guys, I'm looking to get new shocks and springs. I want to go with bilstein hd shocks, and I ...

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    Hey guys, I'm looking to get new shocks and springs. I want to go with bilstein hd shocks, and I was looking at strano springs. The one thing i saw was people said that the rear gets a bit lower with those springs? has anyone else heard this? I have sfc's right now, but i'd be getting a phb, lca's and a relocation brackets to go with. I dont have the money for konis, and I heard hotchkis was too stiff. I'd also be getting sway bars as well. your thoughts??

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    It drops all around, they don't "sag" if that is what you mean.

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    i remember reading one person said the rear of the car seemed to be a bit lower than the front, is what i meant. sorry, sag was a bad word to use

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    Some pics with my bisltein and strano's. It is a pretty level stance.








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    How's the ride quality? I heard with eibach pro kits that the ride was somewhat stiff. and do you have the regular bilsteins or the hd

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    Eibach on stock springs. Rear sags a little. I got bilstein on order.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod84 View Post
    How's the ride quality? I heard with eibach pro kits that the ride was somewhat stiff. and do you have the regular bilsteins or the hd
    I have bilstein from slp, not the perfect match but I got them used (made for springs that are only .5" shorter than stock). Ride quality is a little better definitely stiffer. I have no idea on eibachs just heard after time they sag in the rear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    Some pics with my bisltein and strano's. It is a pretty level stance.

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    How much of a drop is that 1.25, 1.5 or 2?

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    The eibach's ride ok with my stock set up, its about 1.5 drop and bottoms out the rear on big bumps. But that is on stock shocks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 00LS12LS6Z28 View Post
    How much of a drop is that 1.25, 1.5 or 2?
    1.2-1.3 inches

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    Anyone have the bilstein/strano setup? How much better is that than bilstein/ eiboch pro setup? I hear the eiboch's have a rough ride to them

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    Quote Originally Posted by c5z28 View Post
    1.2-1.3 inches
    It really eliminated that space from the tire to the fender. I want to lower my car but I am still doing research on how low. The roads are bad here, but it is not my daily driver. My aftermarket wheels raised the back quite a bit since it is a staggered setup (i.e. 17 X 9.5's in the front and 18 X 10.5's). I also want to eliminate that gap from the fender to the wheel. I have a pic in my profile where you can see the rear. I also want to replace my shorty headers with longtubes and get rid of the cats as soon as I can find a shop that can pass my emissions and such where it can be legal in VA. That will also decrease the clearance underneath.

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