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coilovers on stock shocks

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by frankensteincivic, Jul 27, 2003.

  1. frankensteincivic

    frankensteincivic Junior Member

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    hey fellas i bought adjustable coilovers from dropzone and i called a shop and they said they wouldnt recommend putting them on my stock struts cause they could fuck up is this true or is the guy just trying to sell me something thanks for the help
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    it's true. if you've got the $$$ go get some performance shocks.
     
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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    its true. stock shocks arent designed to take the heat generated by shorter, stiffer springs.
     
  4. frankensteincivic

    frankensteincivic Junior Member

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    allright thank you very much and also if i got non adjustable kyb gr2 shocks would you recommend just buying lowering springs or are my coilovers ok
     
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    HatchSpeeD ...Hi...

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    You already got your coil-overs...use them.
    They should be fine with some aftermarket struts.
    Kyb's will work.
     
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    vpSPOONsol Senior Member

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    its not recommended, but u can still drive at least 10k miles b4 they blow....in the mean time, save up and get some high quality shocks like koni yellows...
     
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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    You can drive more than 10k on them. I have had mine blow on my civic within 5000 miles, but one of my freinds went 70,000 miles before his rears started to go. The fronts are upto 76,000 miles and still holding. Here is the thing, it is bouncier with the stock shock. Just do it riht the first time and get some aftermarket parts.
     
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