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Jan 21, 4:16pm - #379961 
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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Jan 21, 4:27pm - #379962 
deal doesn't sound bad, get all 4 new shocks/struts, your lowering spring have worn them out


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Jan 21, 5:07pm - #379963 
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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Jan 21, 5:13pm - #379964 
What kind of pads did you buy?


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Jan 21, 5:20pm - #379965 
no idea, i only tak emy car to ASIAN owned auto shops, he did it in 15 minutes, awesome guy.


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Jan 21, 7:48pm - #379966 
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Jan 21, 8:14pm - #379967 
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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Jan 22, 11:15am - #379968 
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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Jan 22, 12:22pm - #379969 
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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Jan 22, 12:32pm - #379970 
sprint, 2 inch drop stock struts.


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Jan 22, 12:36pm - #379971 
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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Jan 22, 1:25pm - #379972 
acutaly ct the have sturts in the front and shocks in the back thumbsup


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Jan 22, 1:28pm - #379973 
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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Jan 22, 3:33pm - #379974 
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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Jan 22, 4:45pm - #379975 
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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