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Old 08-13-2000, 02:51 PM   #1
gerardchau
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Post H & R spring, hurt the normal stock shock?

i m lookigg at the H&R sport spring. It will lower the front 1.8 and 1.5 in the back
i am wondering if it will cause my car to eat snow in the winter?
also will my stock shock get hurt by these spring?
i found a front lip STI version 6 stiyle made with fibar seeling for 100 CAD.
what do u guys think

also with the hnr spring which lowered my car... will my lip kiss snow?
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Old 08-13-2000, 08:23 PM   #2
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The drop will hurt your stock shocks a little... I heard that most stock shocks can be fairly reliable for drops up to 1". But you can use your stock shocks until they blow, while you save up for better shocks. But if you get the front lip won't it be too low in the winter?
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Old 08-13-2000, 09:35 PM   #3
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The stock strut won't last long. One of my friend got H&R on stock strut and the stock strut only last for about 10 months. The strut is dead(couldn't move up and down) when we took it off the car.
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Old 08-13-2000, 09:50 PM   #4
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I have the H&R springs and I didn't have any problems in the snow. When your lowered in the snow it doesn't really matter what lip you have, you'll plow the snow anyways. But how often are you driving in that deep of snow anyways?
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Old 08-13-2000, 10:07 PM   #5
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just pray god that this year won't have heavy snow fall like 2 years ago and u will be fine!
I didn't have any problem driving a lowered RS in snow for the last winter at all...only the RE92 is a necessary replacement for safety wise....hehe....and that really helps u out of the snow after u lowered the car....
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Old 08-13-2000, 10:10 PM   #6
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but one thing is just once u have lowered your car w/ only springs along w/ OEM strut....it dies pretty soon....the fastest i hurt was 2 months on a Civic (brand new back at 98 or 99) and he was using H&R race....
PiGi's died in about 10 months too (Kg/mm) (one strut only but u can imagine all the others are coming after)....
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Old 08-14-2000, 01:24 PM   #7
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Gerard, can you get more than 1 lip? Or direct me to the guy that you got it from?
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Old 08-15-2000, 03:19 AM   #8
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the lip is from toronto
it is for US spec bumper though
.. check out
25rs.tsx.org

and go to shop list look for automorth can call them.. i treid email them and they don reply.. call tham and ask for andy!
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Old 08-15-2000, 03:22 AM   #9
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u mean.. with h&R spring.. my car my shock wil break don fast?

with oem spring /oem stock.. nothign wil go wrong?

i mean when i was 16.. my ford ahve no problem with it shocks..
my mom toyota cammy have nothign wrong with tis shockwiht oem spring..


so jett h&R spring.. with stock shock = sucide/ giving yourself more trouble?
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Old 08-15-2000, 03:25 AM   #10
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****.. look at my tying up there...
yikes
getting too emotional hee hee
let try it again

u mean.. with h&R spring.. my car's stock shock wil break down fast?
with oem spring /oem stock.. nothing wil go wrong?

i mean when i was 16.. my ford have no problem with it shocks for like 5 years..
my mom toyota cammy have nothing wrong with its shock with oem spring..for 3 years


so just h&R spring.. with stock shock = sucide/ giving yourself more trouble?


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Old 08-15-2000, 10:29 AM   #11
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Yeah not a good idea, you'd have to waste your time in the shop paying twice if you put in just springs now... why not just save up for the shocks to and do it right... then at least you could put more milage (bashing) on your OEM springs/shocks...
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Old 08-16-2000, 10:57 AM   #12
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What is it with this continued myth that stock shocks will be fine with modified springs?

Come on you guys, don't you read SCC? How often have they answered letters from people or mentioned it in their articles that lowering springs alter the spring rate therefore your stock shocks won't last. Using stock shocks on modified springs will affect your handling because the car is now underdampend (i.e. bouncy).

I hear that the H&R springs and the KYB(?) adjustable shocks are a good combo and the KYB shocks are fairly affordable.

gerardchau, don't listen to these guys on the post, we get a lot more snow (i.e. deeper) in Edmonton that most places in Canada and especially in the US. Be careful how much you lower the car and stay away from curbs. If you drive the car in Winter, the -20degC and colder temperatures are not going to be forgiving to a fibreglass spoiler if you hit something (urethane is probably a better material, but I don't know of anyone that manufactures an aftermarket urethane spoiler for Subies).

My 2 cents.

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