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ok i searched around to find out what im looking for its a no go so heres my question if i have stock shocks and get arospeed adjustable coilovers what problems would i have ive heard not so good things in the past but ive learned not to listen to anyone i feel has no idea what there talking about but i read somewhere you lower up to 4 inches for show and normal for driving is normal stock ride height or what anyone who has adjustable coil overs not a specific brand cause im just intrested in the concept itself
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to me aftermarket shock is a must, oem is too "weak" to support aftermarket spring rating. if droped too low itll blow your shocks and your car ride is going to be ASS. will be bumpy ass hell. also, for after market shocks 4" is also too low. i would not recommend droppin git that low. good luck with your search.
 

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preludewes said:
ok i searched around to find out what im looking for its a no go so heres my question if i have stock shocks and get arospeed adjustable coilovers what problems would i have ive heard not so good things in the past but ive learned not to listen to anyone i feel has no idea what there talking about but i read somewhere you lower up to 4 inches for show and normal for driving is normal stock ride height or what anyone who has adjustable coil overs not a specific brand cause im just intrested in the concept itself
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I'm wondering if you Read this article? The Suspension Article

In general If you lower your springs or the cars height and keep the stock shocks they are going to be compressed further than they were designed to handle thus giving you that bumpy ride since they will be bumping off of their ends and eventually you will blow the shocks, by eventually I'll say relatively sooner if your ride is lowered more than 1" and Alot sooner if over than 2" and it all depends on your driving style, the age of the stock shocks and their current condtions.

Think of it this way, If you replace the stock springs with cheap lowering springs, for 1: they are LOWERING springs and Not a performance minded product to begin with and 2: They are purely for LOOKS with driving and performance as a second thought.

Also remember the catch phrase "You get what you pay for" That is if that is the reason for choosing the Aerospeed adjustable coilovers... But, I'd bet that you could get a better set of adjustable coilover springs for a little bit more... I'd say wait and get better springs and a set of adjustable shocks, THAT is the way to go...

I'd also say that when you read the article you hopefully grasp that most of the people out there DO NOT NEED ADJUSTABLE SPRINGS,,, If you are going for looks, then get a set of good lowering springs IE: Eibach Sportlines, Neuspeeds, H&R's.......

Adjustability while nice is a PAIN IN THE ASS to raise and lower, it is not something that is done all the time and when you change the height it is neccessary to have the car cornerweighted to make sure that it is balanced for proper weight distribution for optimum performance and balance...

Know what you are getting into, and although you say you have searched , I really don't think that you know enough to make a decision about suspensions Yet.

Take you time and learn some more... It will be the difference between having a comfortable well handeling performance minded ride that looks good OR a Slammed Ricer Mobile that Bumps and Shakes and Shudders at every crack on the pavement...

Good luck,


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im not going just for looks i was thinking some ebiach prolines but then i still have to get aftermarket shocks correct? the adjustable ones come with a kit for 599 with aftermarket shocks but i dont want those
 

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im not going just for looks i was thinking some ebiach prolines but then i still have to get aftermarket shocks correct? the adjustable ones come with a kit for 599 with aftermarket shocks but i dont want those
OK well, Aerospeed anything is NOT a performance mod, they are a show/tuner company.

And YES regardless of what shocks you want Short of getting a Full Coilover Tuned Suspension, you will REQUIRE new Aftermarket shocks to complete your suspension setup.

Your Stock Shocks are NOT designed to work with Any Aftermarket springs unless specifically labeled so in the products description. Combining stock shocks with aftermarket lowering OR performance springs will shorten their life AND compromise performance and comfort.

If not just for looks then what for? Daily driving then? Or are you doing any competitive organized racing events?


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i want a decent ride i would want them set up for agressive driving and a not like a slammed look but so the rims would fit the car better i havent done autocross and probably never will due to no tracks around me i had a 96 200sx se-r and i put aftermarket lowering springs on it but i went the cheap way and got these shocks that were shitty and i was bouncing all over the place so i dont want that to happen but i want a strong improvement in handling
 

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1Greyteg :

What do u think about KYB AGX shocks?...i want to get those with my Skunk2 Coilovers? is this a good combination?
 
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