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Old 03-12-2013, 01:36 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by drumsauce View Post
They are not mutually exclusive terms.

They WILL be stiff as far as impact on bumps and reaction to changes in steering.

HOWEVER, the stiffness isn't being controlled by a damper that has enough force to control it. The spring will rebound after the initial bump and then compress again, and then rebound, compress, rebound, etc. This is where the bounce comes from.

IF you are in for the look, good luck to you.

But, as some have said already, the worn OE shocks will be overworked and will give you a more uncontrolled bounciness the more miles you put on. You will grow tired of it...I know I did. (poor 87 prelude)
Thanks for the more detailed response. I see. I got the H&Rs for only 99$ brand new and installed them myself so if/when I find my car becoming bouncy, ill convert to coilovers. And now I know how to remove/install an e46 suspension :-D

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