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Eman Jan 21, 11:16pm - #379961 

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BRAKES/SHOCKS

ok so i just got my pads installed, for 80 bucks, just the front two, good deal or bad?


I also need shocks, now first question, my ride is bouncy. NOW one mechanic i talked to said its becuase i lowered it, but that just sounds retarded and incorrect. the other mechanic said i needed new shocks which i figured but he also said a new rear strut.


PLEASE answer ALL questions. thanks guys.

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Chaz Jan 21, 11:27pm - #379962 
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deal doesn't sound bad, get all 4 new shocks/struts, your lowering spring have worn them out

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Eman Jan 22, 12:07am - #379963 

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ok now for the follow up Q, how much would i pay fo ra decent/good shock setup. becuase i will be buying it soon.

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mrluilou Jan 22, 12:13am - #379964 

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What kind of pads did you buy?

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Eman Jan 22, 12:20am - #379965 

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no idea, i only tak emy car to ASIAN owned auto shops, he did it in 15 minutes, awesome guy.

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Eman Jan 22, 2:48am - #379966 

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ct Jan 22, 3:14am - #379967 

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how many miles on your struts (and by the way our celis have struts...not shocks)? how did the spring lower your car? when you hit a bump does your car keep bouncing or is it just stiff from your springs?

more info is needed

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Eman Jan 22, 6:15pm - #379968 

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it bounces, but not repeatedly, its just a very uncomfortable ride, when i compare it to my buddys stock rides. no i actually think they do have shocks & shocks, unless im really wrong.

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ct Jan 22, 7:22pm - #379969 

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Originally Posted by Eman
no i actually think they do have shocks & shocks, unless im really wrong.


yes you are.

again what type of springs do you have and how much miles are on your struts. you may just experience a stiff ride because of your springs...nothing is more comfortable than stock

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Eman Jan 22, 7:32pm - #379970 

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sprint, 2 inch drop stock struts.

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ct Jan 22, 7:36pm - #379971 

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Originally Posted by Eman
sprint, 2 inch drop stock struts.


how much mileage on the struts?...btw 2" is a lot. our stockies are only made to handle 1.25-1.5

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EuRoBoYGT Jan 22, 8:25pm - #379972 

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acutaly ct the have sturts in the front and shocks in the back thumbsup

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EuRoBoYGT Jan 22, 8:28pm - #379973 

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also you can get tokico hp shocks(blues) for about 230 shipped from ebay but they don't recomend lowering it more than 1.75 inches

since your srings lower your car 2 inches your shocks are going to wear out faster even with better shocks they just might not wear out as fast as the stock ones

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Eman Jan 22, 10:33pm - #379974 

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Originally Posted by EuRoBoYGT
acutaly ct the have sturts in the front and shocks in the back thumbsup


see i knew i wasnt talking out of my ass.

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Polykarb Jan 22, 11:45pm - #379975 

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you got ripped off w/install of brake pads, they are so easy to remove. Get coilovers if you don't want a bouncy ride.

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