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Old 10-22-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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another spring question?

wats up everyone?

i just bought an 01 325ci coupe sport pkg.
now i want to lower it because it is just a little to high for me!
i was planing on doing just springs and sways, but im hearing stories of a decrease in shock life!

Is this true and generally how much less of shock life will i have?

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Old 10-22-2008, 11:19 PM   #2
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Yes lowering springs will shorten the travel of the shocks, thus causing premature failure. Usually people that run lowering springs with OEM shocks can get a MAX of 10l miles. It also depends on how many miles you have on them to begin with.
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