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This is a discussion on Suspension Advice within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; ok, first off, I don't take my car to the track, nor do I race it any other fashion. In ...

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    ok, first off, I don't take my car to the track, nor do I race it any other fashion. In reading some of the suspension forum info., I haven't truly found an answer. I currently have a set of Eibach sportlines I am going to put on (yes, I'm going to need & get the adj. panhard rod). Are there any recommendations to shocks that I need to change before doing the drop, or are the factory shocks sufficient?

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    Most will recommend the konis if you have the money. Very good quality and adjustable too.

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    that's part of the problem...I don't want to go to something that is a waste of money, but I can't afford to buy the mansion on the hill either. a nice, happy medium would suited better for my pocketbook....

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    I would do bilstens then. That is what I will go with when the time comes.

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    I've heard the same thing. Koni's -1st, Bilstein - 2nd

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    ok, i'll do some checking and see what a set runs. Would be pointless to put the springs on, then do the shocks, so i'll wait & do it all in one shot, would be better I think.

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    Just an FYI.
    Those Sportlines are not going to ride well regardless of what shocks you install. Their spring rate is insufficient (basicaly stock) compared to the amont of drop the have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Just an FYI.
    Those Sportlines are not going to ride well regardless of what shocks you install. Their spring rate is insufficient (basicaly stock) compared to the amont of drop the have.
    right, I've read some of the reviews of the sportlines, BUT would it still not be better to upgrade the shocks compared to stockers??

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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowTA View Post
    right, I've read some of the reviews of the sportlines, BUT would it still not be better to upgrade the shocks compared to stockers??
    Yes definetely upgrade the shocks, I just wanted to worn you if you looking for a good ride with those springs your likely to be dissapointed.

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