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Discussion in 'Suspension' started by traynorm1, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. Sep 22, 2010 at 7:58 AM
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    traynorm1

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    Just a quick question, If I go ahead and get new shocks, should I get new springs as well? I have no lift at the moment and was looking at the bilstien 5100 series shocks.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:30 AM
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    You don't need to get new springs- but you can. Are you trying to lift or what??
     
  3. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    I might throw on a 3 inch lift in the future.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2010 at 8:43 AM
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    If you lift it that much, you will be at the max limit length for the rear 5100s (I believe 3 in.), and the front will only go to 2.5 using the front 5100s, which will also make a stiff ride.

    So if you need new shocks now and intend to "maybe" lift later, I would just go with a more stock (and cheaper) shock for now to avoid wasting money, because you will likely want different, longer shocks for a 3-inch lift, and likely new coils to lift the front. Whatever coils you get up front, you'd want to match the shock to their rate, or get some spendy coilovers.
     
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