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      11-09-2013, 04:58 PM   #1
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swift Springs Spec-R xdrive

I'm pretty new to suspension stuff so bare with me .. I am running stock lci xdrive e92 335 suspension.. I have been reading a little I know that coilovers seem to be the most preferred option but I am looking to lower my car (not to low) but also maintain a comfortable ride quality (I have a gf lol) and as well as improve performance. I hear great things about the Swift Spec R springs.. is it true that these springs can be installed and work fine with stock struts and shocks? please explain thanks in advance..
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they will work, but they would still wear out your dampers faster. Any lowering spring will wear out shocks and dampers faster. From what i've read, swifts dont go too low, so your shocks/dampers may last a littttttle longer then other springs on the market (depending on miles)

Its advised to purchase aftermarket dampers. ex. konis
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they will work, but they would still wear out your dampers faster. Any lowering spring will wear out shocks and dampers faster. From what i've read, swifts dont go too low, so your shocks/dampers may last a littttttle longer then other springs on the market (depending on miles)

Its advised to purchase aftermarket dampers. ex. konis
great answer just what I was looking for ..but I just realized they don't make an x-drive variant and also apparently x drive with springs and shocks will result in the rear being lower than the front which is def something i don't want =/ damn I might have to give up and get coil overs

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You may also wanna check HPA on what would work they know their stuff
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You may also wanna check HPA on what would work they know their stuff
yeah true hpa has some good knowledge , thanks for input
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Swift does not make their Swift Spec-R spring for an AWD application. Only RWD for now, but may change later.

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