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      11-11-2010, 01:46 PM   #1
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How does old OEM perf suspension lower ride height?

Am considering the "old" OEM performance suspension. From other posts, I understand the ride height will drop ~ 0.5" relative to sport suspension. Is this true? Or am I confusing the new kit?

Also, I thought springs defined the ride height. Since the old perf kit only includes struts/shocks, how is this drop acheived?
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the new one with yellow performance springs is supposed to drop a half inch over sport.
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Old perf suspension drops 20 mm from sport height
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Ok, so is it from how the struts are mounted differently? Just trying to visualize since I would be keeping my sport springs.
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"This kit includes front and rear struts, shocks, spring pads, bump stops, protection tubes, stabilizer bushings, and misc. mounting hardware"

Perhaps it's in the spring pads?
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yep sorry, the kit doesnt lower it, but perf springs do
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