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Old 04-13-2015, 09:47 PM   #1
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Lowering Springs wear out shocks and struts?

I am going to be lowering my car pretty soon with lowering springs and I heard somewhere that lowering springs just increase the wear on the shocks and struts. Is this true?


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The stock ones yes. They are not designed for lowering springs. Go too low and they can bottom out also.


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Shocks/struts are designed to work in a designated range of movement. When you lower the car you force the old ones out of their range.


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it will be cheaper in the long run to just change them out when doing springs. Basically one labor charge instead of two. Plus if you go to American Muscle right now they have a hell of a deal on Koni
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I would get the Konis and get it all at once or you will have to do them down the road anyway depending what condition their in now. If going lower than 1.5" I would Also look into CC plates, and if you do get CC plates, get Nothing other than Maximum Motorsports.

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You'll need CC plates too and a good alignment. Unless you want to be tramalining all over the place and buying new front tires every 6 months...
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it will be cheaper in the long run to just change them out when doing springs. Basically one labor charge instead of two. Plus if you go to American Muscle right now they have a hell of a deal on Koni

^Yup!

I have first hand experience in making the mistake of getting springs and thinking the stock shocks and struts would work for me. I even got springs that were really close to the stock spring rates on the Mach 1's and still noticed a lack of controlled feel on the road. Plus it hit bumps hard as hell.

I got Koni STR.T's and they are excellent. If you want to go higher performance, get Koni or Tokico adjustables.


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All the above!

Let me know if I can help with a set of Konis & caster camber plates!

We have great deals going on & I can help with further forum pricing.

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