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suspension getting beat on

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by marek, May 1, 2005.

  1. marek

    marek Junior Member

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    What can i do so my car is not scraping and bouncing around so much?! The only thing i have done was lower it on tein springs. SHould i get new spring or shocks? please help out?!?!
     
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    wanderinman Senior Member

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    Replace your shocks, factory shocks (which are probably worn out unless you have a newer car) were definitely not made to support a stiffer spring rate, so they do a bad job of dampening the kinetic energy coming out of the springs. Just remember, shocks convert kinetic energy from the springs into heat energy inside the shock, you want a shock that can handle the load the spring puts out.

    EDIT: The scraping wont go away, you lowered you car, you just have to pay more attention now. I've found taking speed bumps at an angle if at all possible helps.
     
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    well i lowered my car on s-techs that said it lowers it 1.5 in. The teins lowered it alot, probably around 2 inches. What if i get the eibach pro-kit which drops it 1.4 in., will it raise the car a little, possibly preventing scraping? Also considering i have aftermarket shocks on
     
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    The advertised drop height is pretty much an average on cars. Various cars will notice varying amounts of drops (within a few tenths of course) due to the fact that every car is not identical. I would probably say its not worth it to swap springs if you want an extra tenth or so. My best advice is to pickup a set of adjustable coil overs (dont cheap out on them, Ebay=crap) and set the ride height to where you are happy with where your at.

    BTW, what kind of car are we talking about?
     
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