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    Where to go from here......advice please

    So Now that I've installed the Eibach Pro Kit / Bilstein combo in my Hawk, I'm left kind of disappointed. It's way softer than I thought it would be and too low
    (lousy SLP headers). So what I'm trying to decide is where to go from here without blowing tons of cash. I'm not cheap but I have several vehicles to maintain, mod, drive/ride and insure. It gets pricey with this hobby. I'm thinking maybe to just swap the springs with Hotchkiss units and see how that works. Any reasonable suggestions or opinions ?? The car is used for twisty backroads and highway blasts. I need it to be quite firm but not jarring.

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    I have the Hotchkis 1" drop springs with HD shocks for about 7-8 yrs now and still satisfied . And I'm not gentle either.


    For the exhaust issues I tucked my ORY and exhaust up tight. I also either have welded the ORY sections together or use band clamps at key locations.

    By softer what do you mean?
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    I'm a motorcycle guy first and car guy second, so I'm used to being able to fine tune my suspension.
    That's why I've become soo fussy about it. Spring rate is too soft and there's more rebound than compression damping. I wish I would have checked out that suspension chart that's posted on here before I ordered my parts !
    Even on moderate bumps, the rear compresses way too much. I do have some weight in the back, one ten inch sub in a small box, three amps, four crossovers and a bunch of sound deadening. I removed the spare tire and jack to shed a few pounds but it's still mushy.
    Is it even worth getting new springs with the basic Bilsteins ? What a waste of money.
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    If you want to fine tune those then you need to look at QA1 or Viking shocks. The QA1's are good overall shock for both street & track while the Viking's are serious track 1st and street 2nd.

    Just a forewarning both are not cheap.


    I'd hold off on replacing the springs. Those complaints sound more like shock issue over the spring.

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