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Old 10-31-2012, 05:28 AM   #1
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Suspension Question

When putting in Super Low King Springs do I really need to change shocks?
Anyone had the Super Low setup on their e46 for a while?
Whats the ride like etc?
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Old 10-31-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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anytime you put on lower springs you should use proper shocks to get the proper handling. If you use your oem shock, it will prematurely fail very quickly.

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anytime you put on lower springs you should use proper shocks to get the proper handling. If you use your oem shock, it will prematurely fail very quickly.

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thanks for the response

any tried and tested shocks that people recommend?
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They say typically, any drop ideally should have matched dampers, but it is commonly accepted that anything up tp 1.4" you can run stock dampers and still ride ok... but youre still shortening, the stock dampers lives by doing so...
Then the norm is, anything over 1.5" drop you want matched dampers, that are preferably shorter also... Do people always do that? absolutely not, but usuall when u get aggressive springs you accpet that the ride wont be the best and youre gonna swap for better matched dampers ASAP.
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They say typically, any drop ideally should have matched dampers, but it is commonly accepted that anything up tp 1.4" you can run stock dampers and still ride ok... but youre still shortening, the stock dampers lives by doing so...
Then the norm is, anything over 1.5" drop you want matched dampers, that are preferably shorter also... Do people always do that? absolutely not, but usuall when u get aggressive springs you accpet that the ride wont be the best and youre gonna swap for better matched dampers ASAP.
yeah ive heard stories of shocks giving way a month or so after a drop
any brands you recommend?
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