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Old 03-06-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Shocks/Struts for H&R's?

So I'm getting ready to lower the car here in about a month or so. Originally I was set on doing the whole Eibach three stage suspension upgrade thingy (springs, shocks/struts, and sway bars). But I started poking around, and found that an overwhelming amount of online reviews rate H&R springs leaps and bounds over the Eibachs, so I'm probably gonna switch gears and go with said H&R springs (unless someone can convince me otherwise lol. And yes, I am planning on getting c/c plates.). But this begs the question; what are a good set of shocks/struts to go with the springs? From what I gathered, the Eibach shocks and springs were designed around each other, so it was a no-brainer there. But now, it's not so clear to me. Any suggestions?

Here's a link to the exact springs I'm looking at, if anyone's interested. H&R Super Sport Springs (96-04 GT/V6) at - Free Shipping!

Also, since we're on the subject, anyone have any recommendations for a good set of sway bars?

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Re: Shocks/Struts for H&R's?

Keep in mind H&R's will lower the car +1.6", considerably more than the Eibach Pro Kit.
Also, H&R's are more of a performance spring where the Pro kit's are more for show. The SS springs will be stiffer and might make ride quality rougher.

You want the rate of the spring to be in conjuction with the shock/strut. They compliment each other, provide dampening and rebound characteristics for the springs, so it's important for them to be similar, so you don't wear the shocks/struts out too quickly.

I know Tokico and Bilstein Shocks/Struts are good brands. I would imagine they could handle the rate change from stock to H&R's, which are 700-760 in the front and 275-300in the rear.


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dude i did the whole setup this weekend and trust me its awsome...i got h&r springs ...eibach pro damper kit and mm caster plates from AM...did the whole thing with SpectorV's write up and now chk the look out .......
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