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i need some for my 01 Z28, car is lowered 1.5inches on eibach pro kit, i need struts and strut mounts, anybody have any good reccomendations for these?
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thanks joe gonna price them out now
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I say strano's billstiens
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yeah i say dump the springs if your gunna have it all apart anyway. the ride will Drasticaly improve!
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http://eshocks.com/bil_veh.asp?Model...=All&SubChar=Q

they usually have good prices on bilsteins.

looks like strano is cheaper

http://www.stranoparts.com/searchbym...D=20&ModelID=7
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thanks for the input guys!
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Billsteins or koni SA's and if you are going to change springs and you are looking for handling get stranos. Spring rate doesn't effect ride quality as much as you would suspect. The harshness in the ride would depend more on the stiffness of the strut itself. My koni's on full soft with 600lb stranos in the front ride better than my stock suspension did. I hear that the eibach kit lowers the car more than advertised if you are looking to swap them out, go with the stranos or BMR's.
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Koni's would be the best as far as providing the same dampening over the longer term. Bilstiens also work very good I've heard, but over time can get a bit worn and not dampen as well. This matters more to some people than others and many may not notice. I would notice...

I've heard bilstiens dyno curves are similar as if using Koni's at full soft.
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