What shocks do you recommend for this set up

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    perkalator Veteran Member

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    I've ordered Eibach 2" progressive rate lowering springs for the front. It will have stock arms and poly bushings. The rear will be a hotchkis 2408c 1.5" lowering kit to include shackles and everything. I'm looking for a good ride on the street and the occasion hard launch for fun. What brand and length shocks are you running with a similiar set up.
     
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    Lowend Administrator. .a car, a man, a maraca. Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I've never heard of Dina Hair springs before
     
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    Auto correct stinks. Eibach. I made it in to edit before the 30minute window.
     
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    Bilstein, Koni, Viking, just to name a few to start with, With shocks, they get better the more you pay for them. I've heard to avoid KYB, and I haven't tried them. I can say that with delrin bushing on the front, you can move the a-arms with you finger.
     
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    That's the same setup I'm running except I have steel bushings in my lower arms and aftermarket adjustable upper arms. For shocks I got mine from Keith at Customworks. They're AFCO's and I love my combination.
     
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    Thanks also does anyone have the compressed and extended lengths of the shocks their using with roughly a 2" drop all the way around
     
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    If you're concerned these shock will bottom out with 2" drop springs, I have not experienced that issue. I'm at least 2" down all the way around using Koni shocks and would expect others to be the same.
     
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    Thanks corke, i think ive decided on the hotchkis 1.5 shock kit. Man what happend to the days when you could by good shocks for 40 bucks each. Lol
     
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    Me too...I have the white body KYBs currently and they are stock length but my car is quite a bit lower....rides good, no bottoming. I have a 700# spring in the front now, but even with the previous lesser rate springs, I never did bottom the shocks out. The front tires hit the fender liner before the shocks or suspension bottomed out.
     

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