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Springs & Shocks Question?

This is a discussion on Springs & Shocks Question? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I am about to buy the Eibach Sportline Springs 1.6" drop in the Front & 1.4" in the Rear. My ...

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    Springs & Shocks Question?

    I am about to buy the Eibach Sportline Springs 1.6" drop in the Front & 1.4" in the Rear. My question is do I have to get new shocks with these springs or not?

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    The Sportlines have a tendency to sag over time esp. in the rear and yes you will need new shocks.
    I personally have Strano's with Koni 4/4's, the stance is excellent and the ride and handling is even better.
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    I have the sportlines as well and the ride is harsh. I wish I went with a slightly higher spring....however the stance is dead on and looks sick, but the ride quality isn't as good. I need new shocks as well, so that could be part of the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01 SS Vert View Post
    I have the sportlines as well and the ride is harsh. I wish I went with a slightly higher spring....however the stance is dead on and looks sick, but the ride quality isn't as good. I need new shocks as well, so that could be part of the issue.
    Do you have any pics side view, rear any pics?

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    It is recommended. I would do it if you have some miles on the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Speeddemon24_7 View Post
    Do you have any pics side view, rear any pics?
    Try this: http://www.facebook.com/inbox/?drop&...&id=1008603555

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    Thats perfect thats what I want my car to look like. Thanks for the Pics.

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    hey Speeddemon,
    I would recomend the strano's over the sportline!!
    But whatever you do , you'll def. wan't new shocks (and cheep shocks don't
    do it on lowered cars) It's alot of work doing strut/shock onthe front of
    our cars so you might wan't to do it right the 1st time!!
    good luck w/your choice!!!

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    the car will ride like $h!t on sportlines.
    There are 2 major things wrong w/ those springs.

    They lower the car a lot, leaving little suspension travel.
    To make matters worse, the springrates are fairly low for the little amount of suspension travel... on top of being very progressive.

    On the last point alone, it makes it hard to have proper damping (shocks) but on top of that, have to chose between overdamping the system to avoid bottoming out (harsh) or try to dampen the system fairly and bottoming out.

    Your choice of what to do... but in the end, that correlates to bad suspension setup and dead shocks...
    Been there, done that.
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