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Old 24 Aug 2007, 01:54 pm
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Default what happens if i put lowering springs Skunk2 and don't replace the stock shocks?

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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:00 pm
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your stock shocks will need to be replaced soon. with lowering springs, the old shocks will wear out rapidly.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:04 pm
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Maybe nothing. But, your shocks are seven years old and the new springs will put more stress on them than the factory setup. Might as well put new shocks on it - you're already going to have to take the struts off to put the springs on anyway. Just get some replacement KYB (not the AGXs if you're trying to save money) for about $50/each.
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you should channge them both at the same time, if not you will wear out your stocks and your ride wont feel smoth
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:10 pm
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you'll be fine, i've had H&R lowering springs with the stock shocks on my 95 GSR for many years now, you'll feel the bumps a little more but its no big deal...
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 02:18 pm
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Your struts will be blown in a couple of hundred miles. Im guessing you will be lowering your car between 1.8 and 2.2 inches. My car was lowered like this when i bought it and every time i hit a bump (a small one) my cd player skipped. It sucked. If you are going to spend the money to buy skunk2 springs just buy struts at the same time. You'll be in there anyway. Look on ebay for KYB AGX they have adjustable dampering and not outrageously priced. Don't forget about camber kit too or all that lowering will throw the camber off so bad you'll be buying tires every 8000 miles. Lowering your car is more expensive than just buying springs, much more expensive if done correctly. If you just want a lowered car now but don't have the money to do it correctly then look on ebay for the cheapest set of lowering springs (not cheap coilovers what ever you do don't buy cheap coilovers) you can find and buy them and use them with the stock struts. The ride will be crappy and you'll go through tires quickly but it will still handle good and have the nice lowered look. I would not plan on doing this for very long though. You should be able to find a set for about $40 shipped. They'll last about 7000 miles before they start squatting badly. With all that said i would still recommend just saving your money and buying skunk 2 springs and camber kits (front and rear) and KYB AGX struts.
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