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Ok I've been thinking about this for quite some time. If I get lowering springs do I need to get new shocks/struts too? I've heard different theories such as if you only go so low then you don't need them. I've also heard that It your choice. I wouldn't want to be hitting my stoppers every time I hit a pebble.

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You dont.. but your stockers will get beat up faster.. a lot of depends on the drop.. I ran Eibach springs on my factory springs for 40k miles and never had any issues with my suspension.
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How low did you go? Could I get away with 2.0 front and 2.5 back?

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That's what I have my car dropped on stock struts. I used the SSC springs


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That's awsome I was waiting to do springs because I thought I couldn't do it with out struts. I will be slammed in no time now. PLUR do you have any advice or precautions?

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If you're gonna do them yourself, be careful when using the spring compressors. They can be dangerous. But they are easy to put on your self. Took me and a friend about 3 hours in the parking lot of my apartment complex with no air tools and using the small handjack that comes with the spare tire, lol.


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If you're gonna do them yourself, be careful when using the spring compressors. They can be dangerous. But they are easy to put on your self. Took me and a friend about 3 hours in the parking lot of my apartment complex with no air tools and using the small handjack that comes with the spare tire, lol.
I've done a lot of struts. It was required that we change 5 springs in my high school auto tech class and I just got done helping my buddy put new lowering springs in his GTI. I've always been scaired shitless of struts and the spring compressors but I just suck it up and take my time. Do you ever hit your bumpers?

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I've had mine on for about 4 months now and have never had any sort of problems with them. Definitely save your money and get s good set tho. You will get what you pay for. Mine were somewhere around $200 and they ride great. There is barely any difference between them and the stock springs


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I've had mine on for about 4 months now and have never had any sort of problems with them. Definitely save your money and get s good set tho. You will get what you pay for. Mine were somewhere around $200 and they ride great. There is barely any difference between them and the stock springs
ok thanks. I'll probably buy and install them in the spring that way I'm not plowing snow like my buddy and his GTI.

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on my 06' ion i had a 1.5" eibach drop springs and did it in less than an hour in my dads drive way with air tools was way easy!! here is a pic

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