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Old 01-16-2013, 11:06 AM   #36
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Originally Posted by exertismenos View Post
Now I'm saving up for the right shocks/struts to go on sale. With the added drop from the perches and 5mm spring pads, I'm wondering if I could get away with Bilstein Sports. Kubica recommends only using them with H&R. But with this setup it'll be just as low.
You can use the Bilsteins on whatever you want. The shocks/struts don't control the ride height, the springs do. There are many people with Eibach/Bilstein combos but there have been reports of leaky rear shocks with Bilsteins, just FYI.

Also, I would save the $70 you plan on spending on those perches and just stick with the OEM ones on your car already.

Make sure you change out the upper shock/strut mounts, all the hardware to mount these things (especially the lower pinch bolt), and the rubber spring pads on the front springs. All of those things are a much better use of your $70.

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