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shocks for sportlines

This is a discussion on shocks for sportlines within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; what shocks are you running with the sportlines. im getting some serious bottoming out with the kyb adj?...

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    shocks for sportlines

    what shocks are you running with the sportlines. im getting some serious bottoming out with the kyb adj?
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    I use Bilstiens with my Sportlines.....love the ride.

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    black black pewter
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    do you have a model number for those. i would like to check them out, thanks

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    shocks for sportlines is actually an oxy-moron
    seriously, though.
    The sportlines have very little suspension travel available.
    Knowing that, one would think that the spring rate would be high so that suspension can do its work in that limited travel range.
    For some reason, Eibach made those spring soft
    So you are faced with 3 choices:
    1. damp the springs well, but not enough travel distance available, bottoming out often.. harsh ride.
    2. overdamp the springs to avoid bottoming, but that makes it so the springs aren't allowed to do their work. worse than option 1.
    3. underdamp the springs, making it even softer and uncontrollable motion within the range, on top of bottoming... worse of all 3.
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    I have never bottomed out on my Sportline/Bilstien combo, either on my '95 Z28 or my '00 SS. Uwilluz: sorry dont have a model number for the shocks, I would just order some for your year car.

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    are they adjustable?

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