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      11-02-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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Question Lowering springs!!!!

I notice that most people go with Eibach or H&R. I've used eibach and teins before and I have no complaints. Reading and doing research people say that your shocks will go soon after installing the springs. I really dont want to spend the money to get coilovers or deal with replacing the shocks. I'm leaning towards tein s-tech. Anyone out there put springs on with no issues????

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They will wear out sooner paired with lowering springs. Reason being the dampers were not specifically valved for the stiffer spring rates and youre now also susceptible to bottoming them out. Yes ppl do this all the time, they will wear down slowly and most of the time the owner wouldnt notice that their dampers are gone.
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They will wear out sooner paired with lowering springs. Reason being the dampers were not specifically valved for the stiffer spring rates and youre now also susceptible to bottoming them out. Yes ppl do this all the time, they will wear down slowly and most of the time the owner wouldnt notice that their dampers are gone.
How soon is the question?
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How soon is the question?
4 months 11 days 7 hrs 2 mins 26 seconds
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How soon is the question?
There's no answer for that man, it depends on your driving habits, how old your shocks are and just maybe LUCK.......

Do yourself a favor and get aftermarket shocks if you are switching to lowering spring, do it right the first time around.
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I had teins they slam your drop and a comfy ride. You do need ton upgrade ur shocks.
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Sonic Tunic CO's. Amazing quality for same performance as KW's, Megans and BR's. -no shit. Talk to Jose @ Sonic Tuning - $995 shipped.

I did the H&R springs for about a year and bottomed out with stock shocks... yes, you lower the car on the cheap, but you lose performance. Go in once and do it right the first time.
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Coils are the way to go, you will end up on them eventually if you care about suspension
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