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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by lostsoulzprophet, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. lostsoulzprophet

    lostsoulzprophet delslow

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    ok so here is my idea. i need new suspension. shocks etc. so i figured i dont have alot of money and i dont like the sitting on cut springs idea. so my idea. is go ebay start with coilovers. get .struts w/e u wanna call them from advance auto parts. get control arms. and so fourth. get new bushings for it all. so my ? is for me being a poor person right now. how well do you think the ebay suspension will work. too rough of a ride or what. would it be worth the money. i can get all i need for less then 700.
     
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    don't get ebay coils, they ride like garbage, they bounce even worse then cut springs. they have decent company's you can buy from on ebay like tokico, which I plan on buying from personally
     
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    Do you really NEED coil-overs? If you're on a budget I'd recommend just getting springs. Go for a mild drop, get a good alignment, and you should be fine. And if you're trying to do this cheaply, then don't buy your struts from Advance. Buy EVERYTHING from E-Bay. I bought a complete Tokico package (1.5" drop springs and shocks) for about $300, brand new. You could probably find name brand control arms and a set of bushings and do this entire thing with name brand stuff for around $500.

    Wouldn't that be much better then buying some janky generic coil-overs and getting ripped off at Advance for shocks that aren't really designed for lowering anyway?
     
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    UNDR8D ...has a job!

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    And if you are going to get non lowered struts, at least get them at AutoZone where they have a no questions asked lifetime warranty so you can get new ones when you blow them every two months.
     
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    ok yall show some good points. i saw a skunk 2 set up for springs and lowered shocks for around 300 for set. im getting my bushings from advance because i get a major discount. only next thing is control arms. what is a good brand. thats not to cheap and is worth the price.
     
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    Blox or Megan Racing control arms should be relatively cheap but still get the job done competently. If you want to spend a little more, then Skunk2 works.

    And if you get a huge discount at Advance, then I guess it makes sense to buy from there. For the shocks and springs though, I think it's a good idea to buy a matched set, and you can't beat E-Bay for pricing. Just make sure you buy from a reputable seller, preferably an E-Bay store...
     
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    Mutha fuckin werd.

    Either get the cheapest warrantied shocks you can, or drop some coin on a nice set.
     
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    shocks and springs are coverd now. skunk 2 set with my friends discount. blox is looking like my control arms. thanks for the help. ill post pics when i get it all done.
     
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