Car: 2006 Chrysler SRT8
Join Date: Apr 2007
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My experience has been Eibach springs and KW coilovers. Both had higher spring rates as do most, if not all, aftermarket kits. Anything that lowers the car will have a higher spring rate, i.e., a stiffer ride. I agree with your mechanic. The stock struts and springs will provide a better ride. If there is a good aftermarket stock replacement and you want to maintain the ride you have, go with those.