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Old 12 Oct 2007, 05:33 pm
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Default How many times will I have to replace the struts/shocks if I get my car lowered?

If I get my car lowered and say the stock struts and shocks go out in a year (I don't know the average time) will I have to replace them again in same amount of time? That would really turn me off from the idea of lowering my car...
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Old 12 Oct 2007, 05:36 pm
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In order to properly lower your car, the shocks/struts need to be replaced with ones designed for that purpose. The quality of the parts you buy will determine their life expectancy. High quality shocks/struts designed for the amount of drop you are going to do should equal or exceed the factory equipment.
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Old 12 Oct 2007, 05:39 pm
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If you are lowering your car and are worried about this get a FULL COILOVER system. But if you lower your stock vehicle with factory struts YOU WILL BLOW THEM. Look at it like this, the factory struts on most cars run between $80-$110. Thats close to $400 to replace them. A decent coilover system can be bought for $600. Now you factor in the cost of the springs/ coilover sleeves you are looking at and its almost the same price. BUT you only have to buy them once. A full coilover system will not only allow you to change your ride height at will, but the struts that come with them will give you a better than stock ride, which means NO BOUNCING! the full coilover is also the easiest to install as all you have to do is pull out your COMPLETE factory strut/spring and replace with the new unit. If you need any help finding these let me know the year and make of your car and I will find the best/cheapest setup. My email is
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