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I'm looking at upgrading my suspension in the future...

...and eventually I'll probably do Koni struts, but not just yet.

I was looking into SS struts/shocks - now, is there any difference between the SS/SC and SS/TC struts/shocks?

Now for springs, I was thinking SS/SC or SS/TC (again, any difference?) would be a nice cheap setup that would handle well. Or should I look into something like Eibach sportlines? I want to do 18s in the future with 225s, so keep that in mind.

Sway bars, I read that SS sway bars should be a nice upgrade in the front.

What input do you guys have?

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I have sportlines and love them. I do believe that the TC is upgraded over the SC but I don't know for sure.
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I have sportlines also and I love them. IMO you can't go wrong with the sportlines.


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Sportlines will drop you the most out of all of those; 2.5 inch rear, and 2.0 front...roughly
I personally love mine; just got them about 3 weeks ago.

Im sill learning about the shocks/struts, so I cant help you there.
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I know some people have done sportlines with the SS/SC struts. Not sure if their is a difference with the SC/TC struts though. I imagen so.



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If I get sportlines, would I have any issues running an 18" rim with a 225 tire? I wonder if it'd be too low in the winter...cause before I go to my SSBC brakes, I'll probably run my 15" steelies in the winter.

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If I get sportlines, would I have any issues running an 18" rim with a 225 tire? I wonder if it'd be too low in the winter...cause before I go to my SSBC brakes, I'll probably run my 15" steelies in the winter.
You might have an issue with them rubbing against the strut tower depending on the height of your sidewall cause i remember my first set i orderd were 225/45/17 and they were definitally gonna rub against the strut tower so i downsized to a 215/40/17 and its great.



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If I get sportlines, would I have any issues running an 18" rim with a 225 tire? I wonder if it'd be too low in the winter...cause before I go to my SSBC brakes, I'll probably run my 15" steelies in the winter.
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You might have an issue with them rubbing against the strut tower depending on the height of your sidewall cause i remember my first set i orderd were 225/45/17 and they were definitally gonna rub against the strut tower so i downsized to a 215/40/17 and its great.
NOPE!

Im running Sportlines with 225/40/18s!

No problems at all! Couldnt be happier
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All right. I know the SSs run a 45-series tire, but I'm sure I can just have my tune tweaked for the different wheel/tire size.

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I'm on 225/45/17 with no problems at all. I'm putting my stock springs back on in winter though just to minimize the snowplow effect. And I'll have my 15's back on
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