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Old 17 Mar 2017, 09:22 pm
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Default Shocks/Struts

I'm lowered 2" with newer OE shocks and struts. Not the best ride. Is there a better brand for lowered cars? I've heard Bilsteins work well.
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Old 17 Mar 2017, 10:22 pm
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Default Re: Shocks/Struts

Alot of people use KYB. I use Tokico HP blues with Eiboch springs. I like the ride. Firm but not harsh. Definitely prefer it to stock ride. Only thing that kinda sucks is hitting expansion joints on freeway overpasses. Those can be a bit hard hitting.
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Old 18 Mar 2017, 12:37 am
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I'm also using Tokico Blues with the Eibach Pro kit and it's not a bad ride.

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Old 18 Mar 2017, 08:54 am
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Default Re: Shocks/Struts

Thanks for the replies. I just can't justify spending the money for Tokico. The best I've found is HB3195 struts @ $149., and HE2950 shocks @ $81. both on Amazon w/free shipping. That's $460. before install. I guess I'll go with KYB.
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Old 18 Mar 2017, 12:19 pm
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Default Re: Shocks/Struts

The ride quality is generally first effected by the type of springs you used. You did not mention which company? So we dont know if they are progressive or not?
2 inches technically speaking goes outside of the normal normal operation of most all replacement and OE dampers.
If you are trying to regain a better ride quality you may need to contact manufactures and see if they have alternative damper that have a different body for you new ride height.

You just really need to supply more information for any real advise or recommendation that may help your quest.

What spring set?
What sway bars?
What replacement suspension parts have been done and when?
What wheels?
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