Originally Posted by kamek
What's the life/durability of the shock/spring combo compared to coilovers? I've been too careful with my driving around NY with my KW V1s and want to worry less when I drive, so I'm parting my suspension and looking to go the stock route. If I can do Bilsteins and springs for a little more of a drop while maintaining OEM suspension durability, then maybe I can go this route to lessen the withdrawal of being lowered.
I would guess that wildly differs depending on what setup you're comparing to which coilover option.
My guess is the Bilstein/Eibach setup is no worse than stock for durability. That said, people tend to drive on suspensions long after their useful life is completed (25k-40k miles), so it also depends on how you define that.
I replaced my setup at 50k, and I think it was long overdue.