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Old 02-14-2013, 04:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have self leveling suspension and i was going to buy lowering springs only a 30mm drop but im wondering car i fit them to my stock socks or will the self leveling push it too high also does anyone know how the self leveling works if it sits at the spring extent or are they set to the shock extent can anyone help please??


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i have not personally done any lowering to my car yet, but from my understanding of what other people have posted is that if you simply put lowering springs on a load leveling shock equipped cars, the shocks will basically override/cancel out the lowering springs by raising the car back up.

again, im not speaking from personal experience, so im not sure how dramatic it all is. i do know that most people recommend a shock and spring upgrade at the same time or coilovers specifically because of this issue.
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aahh i was hoping it wouldn't do that i was hoping it would it on the load of the spring
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I removed the self leveling shocks when I lowered my car. That's how a lot of folks do it, going with an OEM or aftermarket non-self leveling component.
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i was hoping i didnt have to do that because im looking at getting air later this year and i only wanted to put it on lowering springs for now
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If you already have bigger plans I would just hold off all together until air. Suspension on these cars is not HARD to do, but it's probably not something you want to do twice in one year, lol


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the problem is i want it low i didnt want to buy coilovers then get air but springs on there on on ebay uk are 75 so there quite cheap. i was going to use them for a temporary time until i got my air set up ready
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self leveling help

I'm not talking about cost, just the labor involved. It's not a difficult setup to modify, but it's a little annoying, and I just can't see wanting to do it twice in that short of a period of time when you're already certain you're doing air later this year. Just seems like a huge waste of time and money, but hey, it's your time and money, so have at it!!!


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the problem i got is i am part of a big modifeing club and mine looks stock almost and i juat wanted a little bit more out of it
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