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      09-13-2008, 05:46 PM   #1
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Unhappy H&R Race Springs not a good idea..?

Guys, I have stock rims with stock suspension. And I really want my car to be slammed, I cant really afford Coilovers. And I honestly think the Race springs from H&R can deliver that look for a good price But the problem is that I found out hat it's not a good idea to have just the springs....


Because running on the Race springs will damage the suspension or dampers? they said I have to get koni shocks to help hold everything together? is this all true? my car is everyday driving and I dont always push it to the limits, so do you guys think I will be fine with just the H&R Race springs?
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      09-13-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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I was riding with H&R race springs with 19" wheels and stock suspension for about 4 months. Towards the end of this 4 months the ride as feeling REALLY REALLY bouncy. It bounced like crazy. However i was still doing canyon runs and it was handling just fine.

Yesterday i upgraded to Koni Yellow shocks and the bounce has gone away alot, and the handling is just superb compared to before.

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How much are koni shocks? new or used?
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      09-13-2008, 06:12 PM   #4
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I looked 4 months for used ones and didnt find.

Brand new you can get them from Supreme Power for 630$. allota cash but theyre adjustable
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I was running race springs for a couple months loved how it sat but it was bouncy on bumps but nothing you can't handle!
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yup, that is true. might as well buy everything at once instead of paying again to fix it
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Like others have mentioned, running race springs on stock shocks will cause them to wear out very quickly which would result in a bouncy ride. You will then have to buy new shocks and pay for the install again. This is why we recommend that everyone get shocks & springs at the same time. Anyhow, let us know if you need a quote for the Koni shocks.
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Installed H&R Sport springs and Koni Yellows yesterday. Ride height is lower than OEM Sport, wheels are inside the fenders now. Ride is much smoother and rolls significantly reduced. The Konis are rebound adjustable, a good setup is about half of the maximum stiffness. Bumper stops should be slightly trimmed. Get a shop who had done this before to do that! G/L
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But my car is a lease, and I have like a 1 and couple months. And I really like the slammed look
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Honestly, if it's a lease, there is no reason to replace the shocks. I would do the springs just for the time being, you will run out your lease before you need to replace the shocks.
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I've been dumped on h&r race springs with oem sport shocks for almost 30k miles....
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But my car is a lease, and I have like a 1 and couple months. And I really like the slammed look
Get some Tein S-tech springs. They are designed for looks first and I think they work with the stock dampers
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Get some Tein S-tech springs. They are designed for looks first and I think they work with the stock dampers
Yea but are they cheaper then H&R?
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