Matching Lowering Springs to Shocks/Struts

Friday, June 17, 2011 by Logan Woodworth
Eibach Sportline Spring SetOne way to give your vehicle an updated and sportier look is to replace your factory springs with lowering springs. Although you can expect a stiffer ride, lowering a car will improve handing and steering response. 
                                                                                     
What often gets overlooked is the shocks and struts (dampers) and how lowering springs affect their performance and fit. Each damper has a specific travel length which is matched with the spring rate of the car's O.E. springs. When you install shorter springs, the O.E. damper may "bottom out" and become daH&R Touring Cup Suspension Kitmaged. For this reason, it is recommended to match your new shorter "sport" springs with the correct "sport" dampers. To better understand dampers, take a look at our tech article titled "Damper Dynamics."

One way to ensure that your new sport springs will match the performance of your new dampers is to purchase a spring/damper kit. These kits are engineered to provide optimal spring rate and dampening stiffness for your vehicle which takes out some of the guesswork in matching your suspension components.

For more information on lowering, read "A Look at Lowering."
Porsche Cayman Lowered

Comments on Matching Lowering Springs to Shocks/Struts

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by QUINTON:
I need a strut to match my lowering springs. tein s lowering spring. lowered 99 solara sle 1.6 in front 1.4 in rear

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