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Old 04-05-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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What is the best suspension I should get as in ride quality and that lowers it too and what all do I need for a good handling. And how many inches should I drop it here is a pic
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Re: Suspension

In my opinion prolly eibach or maybe vogtland.... i wouldnt go more than 1.5 so u got sum reasonable suspension travel. and be sure which ever brand you get that they are progressive rate springs.... not specific.

hope this helps a bit....
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What's the difference between them
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Re: Suspension

progressive rate....

will have some travel. or in other words, the springs will compress easier when you go over bumps..somewhat similar to oem springs.. they will give a slightly stiffer ride than oem springs, but still comfortable...

specific rate...

have very lil travel in them.. they are very stiff for all out performance. you get race car like handling all the time, but you also get the race car ride with it. the best i can describe it would be like riding in a mid nineties corvette with bad shocks..lol.

i have specific rate, its super stable at high speeds... but goin over bumps can be a bit jarring at times..

but if u want ride quality..definatley go with progressive rate. you get the lowered look, but with a soft oem quality type ride
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That's so helpful so I should lower it 1.5 in the front and 1,75 at the back or 1.5 all around

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Could you after market springs on stock shocks?
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That's so helpful so I should lower it 1.5 in the front and 1,75 at the back or 1.5 all around

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Could you after market springs on stock shocks?
if you do the 1.75 rear... it should level the front with the back. if you do 1.5 all the way around, it will still have the slight rake (back slightly higher than the fronnt) you already have.

just depends on the look u want...

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yes, you can use the shocks... i would make sure you got sum decent shocks though. i usualy get the "heavy duty" shocks at the parts store... but u could do kyb, or run wut u got till u decide to do a shock swap when funds permit...
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How do you tell if the shocks are decent or not
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Re: Suspension

honestly, most ppl dont know/notice their shocks are toast til they are making noise. if you can afford it, i would advise stickn new shocks on it just to be on the safe side, or you can have a shop/mechanic inspect the ones you got...

but new shocks and springs done at same ttime is an awsome ride, and u wont regret spending the money. and maybe an alignment check as well. you will think u got a new car
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I looked at some glass d Tokico shocks and tien springs
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Re: Suspension

Makes sure the tien are not coil over springs because otherwise you will be spending a lot of $ as you need new k member and a arms for coil overs. I used tokico blue/hp shocks which are the same used on Mach 1 and they are pretty nice but not adjustable like the d spec or bilstein. I used steeda comp springs and put some new ball joints too and wow then the car felt like it was on rails. Dropped 1 inch rear and 1.25 front but diff was great to me not too much but enough to notice a huge performance diff. You can see before and after pics under this thread that I made last yr.

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I went with H&R SS springs, Steeda bumpsteer and balljoints, Tokico D-spec shocks/struts, and MM C/C plates. My car is a whole new monster now. I rode with all gear above except shocks/struts for a month and the stockers were toast. Night and day difference in ride quality between stock GT shocks/struts and the d-specs.

Dropped about 2" rear and 1.75" front.
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I went with H&R SS springs, Steeda bumpsteer and balljoints, Tokico D-spec shocks/struts, and MM C/C plates. My car is a whole new monster now. I rode with all gear above except shocks/struts for a month and the stockers were toast. Night and day difference in ride quality between stock GT shocks/struts and the d-specs.

Dropped about 2" rear and 1.75" front.
Cole u got LT's? That's the same setup I'm after and need to know of LT's will scrape on it...
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Cole u got LT's? That's the same setup I'm after and need to know of LT's will scrape on it...
LTs will not survive a setup like mine if you DD it on bad roads. I scrape a lot. Coming in and out of businesses, driveways, any type of speedbump.. Lol.
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LTs will not survive a setup like mine if you DD it on bad roads. I scrape a lot. Coming in and out of businesses, driveways, any type of speedbump.. Lol.
What headers you run??
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Stock headers. Lol. My xpipe scrapes and it's as low as LTs would be.
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