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    What shock / spring combo?

    Right now I have a Eibach prokit with the stock 2002 Z/28 shocks. Looking to upgrade shocks and probably springs also. I need it to be a little higher for clearence issues and I just want something that rides a bit better than it is now.

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    if you are able to get take-off stock springs, get Koni SA for the front and Bilstein HD for the rear... the Koni SA has 2 perch locations... use the lower one, allowing for a 3/4" drop from stock position. the rear can have the same drop w/ the hose-mod.
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    are you intrested in trading for stock springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhvenom View Post
    Right now I have a Eibach prokit with the stock 2002 Z/28 shocks. Looking to upgrade shocks and probably springs also. I need it to be a little higher for clearence issues and I just want something that rides a bit better than it is now.
    im planning on going with vogtland springs(1" drop) and a set of revalved bilsteins which should run me about $730. should be a nice combo im hoping!

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    SLP put Bistein shocks with eibach springs on my car from the factory. I think they increase the handling from .89 to .91 on the skid. (a noticable difference)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocheasy View Post
    im planning on going with vogtland springs(1" drop) and a set of revalved bilsteins which should run me about $730. should be a nice combo im hoping!
    Sam Strano has special springs built from vogtland with better spring rates imo.

    You should research them before ordering!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    Sam Strano has special springs built from vogtland with better spring rates imo.

    You should research them before ordering!
    i know but id rather not drop it that much

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    Yea, I am still pretty confused. My shop here suggest Hal QA1s since they are so adjustable, but they do not come with rear springs. So I guess I will probably just throw some stock springs on the back i am not sure. Still thinking about konis though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmhvenom View Post
    Yea, I am still pretty confused. My shop here suggest Hal QA1s since they are so adjustable, but they do not come with rear springs. So I guess I will probably just throw some stock springs on the back i am not sure. Still thinking about konis though.
    wel what are you looking for out of the car? QA1's are more of a drag shock i believe

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    well, I put about 2500miles on it a year, and all the racing I do it drag racing. Mainly I am looking to keep it lowered some but also be able to raise it up for more clearence. I know the QA1s are comepletely adjustable, and the konis I think just have a few different settings? I am not sure exactly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocheasy View Post
    i know but id rather not drop it that much
    The drop is advertized as different but in reality it is the same ~ about 1.25" drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SexOnWheels View Post
    The drop is advertized as different but in reality it is the same ~ about 1.25" drop.
    bitch... and a 1" drop would already be pushing it around here.. thats frustraiting.. 1LE might be my best bet then, that sucks

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    I think I am going to go stock springs with QA1s or konis...

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    People with Konis, how adjustable is the ride height? KYBs? QA1s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocheasy View Post
    bitch... and a 1" drop would already be pushing it around here.. thats frustraiting.. 1LE might be my best bet then, that sucks
    You could alweys get the 1LE springs (which I had a hard time betting the real ones) and use the lower perch in the front and use the heater hose mod for the back.

    That is about a 3/4" drop.

    I might be changing my springs out for a stiffer rate so I could possibly have my 1LE's for sale.

    the problem is Strano springs are on back order atm!

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    I went with BMR 1" lowering springs and Bilstein HD's and absolutely love the look and ride.

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