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my suspension is shot

there is literally no give at all when i hit speed bumps or pot holes on the road. sometimes if i even hit a seam in the concrete too fast i get a loud "KCHUNK" sound and i think its the front suspension.


question: is there anything else i should be replacing when i replace the struts/shocks? like bushings? or coilovers? also...whats a coilover? what makes it different from a shock/strut?

my ride has been lowered about 3 inches, btw...so im not trying to mess that up.
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Re: my suspension is shot

when you lower the car that much (3" is a drasticc drop) the springs and shocks are going to HAFTA be stiffer to prevent the car from bottoming out.

your suspension is not shot, its doing its job. if you want it to be softer, your going to hafta raise it back up.
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Re: my suspension is shot

+1

also hope the springs were actually done right and not some torch job like i've seen so many car owners do!
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Re: my suspension is shot

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when you lower the car that much (3" is a drasticc drop) the springs and shocks are going to HAFTA be stiffer to prevent the car from bottoming out.

your suspension is not shot, its doing its job. if you want it to be softer, your going to hafta raise it back up.


man i hope you're right. just bought this ride last saturday so i dont know a whole lot about it yet. it sounds like metal on metal when i hit even the smallest pot hole at 30mph... so far i havent noticed the body scraping the ground or anything like that.

thanks for the input, i'll check back in after i replace the shocks/struts
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short throw shift boot
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