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is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

so im tryin to drop my prelude nd i do have very good stock oem shocks, nd im tryin to know if its fine to do tht . im in rush so i need some suggestion abt this drop thnx
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

You can do it but they will blow in a short amount of time.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

yeah its best to switch out both if you can or else ^^
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

mine is dropped on stock shocks and i know its going to give out soon... but until i can afford it not much i can do! (btw previous owner did it not me, i wouldnt suggest dropping with stocks...)
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

Yeahhhh what ^^^they^^^^ said.

koni+ground controls or Function & farm type 1

i like Koni and ground combo better cuz i heard lotssssss of goods about it drop is 3inch i believe. also F&F type 1 are not bad.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

thnx guys for suggestions
i mean how long u can use this drop for ???\
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

and how abt FUNCTION & FORM F2 TYPE 1 FULL COILOVER ???\
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

Good choice.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

the stock shocks will work with lowering springs just not very good. your ride will be bouncy because with stiffer springs you need more dampening. they shouldnt wear out any faster, in theory they will actually last longer because there will be less movement/travel in the springs, they just wont work very good.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

Mine's dropped on stock shocks. Previous owner was too cheap (even had a battery in it that wasn't the right size and my baby died on me in the parking garage, had to have a friend help push to start it.. a few times, before I got to AutoZone and got the best they had)

If you can't afford good suspension components (spring AND shocks, or better yet, coilovers), I don't suggest spending the money.

Poor people are the best costumers. They buy cheap stuff, then they come back a few weeks later to buy more cheap stuff cause the old cheap stuff broke. Think about it.

If you need to, start saving up.

Just get the good stuff.

PS - Stock shocks were not engineered to sustain a drop (smaller springs, cut springs, w/e), they'll eventually go out.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

im on stock shocks and GC coils. it's fine if you don't want them to blow then lower it only 1" - 1.5". you have about 3-4 months until your shocks blow, you can still drive with blown shocks BUT it will be hella bouncy
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

I've been driving for +2 yaers with oem sturts and some wierd as springs because of the previous owner. :/ It's not bad but I do a see a little leak or so on 1 of front struts and it's a little bouncy. I say do it right the first time. I'm saving up for some coilovers myself
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

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the stock shocks will work with lowering springs just not very good. your ride will be bouncy because with stiffer springs you need more dampening. they shouldnt wear out any faster, in theory they will actually last longer because there will be less movement/travel in the springs, they just wont work very good.
For sure, I lowered my car with stock springs and YES, way bouncy. I am going to swap struts when finances allow but to answer your question, YES, you can do this, I would be careful driving fast over bad roads unless you want to get home with a bruised behind LOL.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

what makes struts blow are tougher spring rates, if you get ebay springs that have a 12kg spring rate on oem struts then its only a matter of time, hell some aftermarket company struts would consider this excessive; however, if your using eibach prostreets that have a slightly tougher spring rate, i can assure you they'll be fine for quite some time. when i first did my springs (which i got the skunk2 pro series springs 2-1/4 inch drop i believe) i kept the origonal struts and i was at 210k miles on the chasis and not one was leaking at the time. i then found an excellent deal for tockico hp blues that a dude sold me for 40 bucks slightly used. after 15k miles of driving on the origonal struts on aftermarket springs still no leak. but ended up upgrading any way. just saying idk if they'd be leaking today but id just knock it all out at once and do it right the first time. so you odnt have no excuse to repeat the process all over again man. saves you that head ache thats for sure. and if your getting a shop to do it youll be saving money in the long run bc if you charge them to do just the springs itll cost you 300 dollars but if you get him to do both if hes nice hell just add like 50 bucks to the 300. but if you go back a second time to get him to do your struts then its just going to be another 300 dollars bc the same steps have to be made to put the struts on. kinda common sense stuff but just shedding light on what would happen if you went that route. btw depending on whats hop you go to it could be even more expensive or maybe cheaper which is why i would just reccomend you trying to do it, thats only if you have the knowledge and tools if not theres plenty of shops that wont mind doing it for you.
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im in rush so i need some suggestion abt this drop thnx
well there's your problem. don't be in such a rush. do it right the first time so you don't have to do it again..

as for stock shocks on lowered cars, i've known a few ludes who've lasted a while on stock shocks. it really all depends on your local road conditions, driving habits and how low you want to go. as an avid suspension enthusiast who loves a car that handles well, i would not recommend it. as i said, do it right the first time so you don't have to do it again. it's much like the old adage, measure twice, cut once.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

its just better to do it right at the first time.

Save up for Koni around 490shipped once u buy it install it on your car then save up for Ground Control 330 shipped.
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Re: is it fine to drop ur car on stock shocks with ground control springs??

Oh Thanks I think I will wait couple month then get the good strut thnx aloot guys
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