Agree. The CC plates/springs/struts all work together as 1 unit.
You can run your stock shocks/struts, but you have to unhook the struts to replace the springs so it is easy to replace them when you replace the springs.
CC plates will allow you to align the car back to spec (you may not be able to when the car is lowered) plus it will allow you greater adjustment if you want to go road racing/autocrossing. And, since you have the struts off the car (to replace the springs), it is a good time to install the CC plates.
Tokico makes a nice adj. shock/strut kit as well. It is their D-spec kit.
I run the Tokico D-spec/Eibach/MM CC-plates on my 08 car.
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