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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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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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I’ve had a pro-kit on my car for about 2 years now. I have stock shocks/struts because they didn’t make anything else when I lowered it. It’s definitely better to get them when you lower it but you don’t need to. Just try to replace them when you can because they will go faster on a lowered car than one at stock height.
 

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I have SSC springs. Good stiffness but I'm gonna swap them out in the summer for eibach performance kit. I think I will sell mine on here. It's not they are bad the ride is just not great and I've heard great reviews about eibachs.
 

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I have SSC springs. Good stiffness but I'm gonna swap them out in the summer for eibach performance kit. I think I will sell mine on here. It's not they are bad the ride is just not great and I've heard great reviews about eibachs.
I have the SSC springs too, and couldn't tell a difference at all between them and my stock springs. Neither could any of the ppl that have ridden with me since swapping them out
 

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Next time use the search button...it works wonders there have been so many threads of this same question...of course you can use stock shocks/struts with aftermarket springs for a drop however i will let you know your ride quality will suffer and you will notice it ... i just hit a mean pot hole the other day and this is what happend to me
 

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yea this is true...sorry forgot about that
 
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