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Old 23 Jan 2018, 11:06 pm
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I'm ordering these lowering springs soon for my series 2 dream and was wondering if you guys recommend any shocks for front and rear available to buy and replace when I'm installing the springs? And if so which and where can I order them? Thx
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Old 24 Jan 2018, 07:42 am
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all i can tell you is if you use the stock struts/shocks the ride will be less than desirable..
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Old 24 Jan 2018, 08:08 am
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What if I get these shocks and struts would they work good with those springs?
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According to the good folks at Tein, the SKG10-AUB00 springs are designed to be used with OEM or OEM replacement shocks. So it appears that special struts/shocks are not required. You can always contact Tein and confirm this for yourself.

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Can I use TEIN STech's with my stock shocks?
For newer cars, it is ok to use these springs with your stock shocks. For older cars that might have worn shocks, we recommend to replace your shocks at the same time. The STech springs work great with stock shocks, but becaause they are lower and have higher spring rates than the stock springs, they put extra wear on the shock. If your shock is in good condition, it will be able to handle these lowering springs with no problem.
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What if I get these shocks and struts would they work good with those springs?
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002T...CDZR1HKVF38PA7
those would be an upgrade from stock but shocks only work for the rear.. you would need a set of kyb struts for the front..

kyb is a brand i trust and would love to try myself..
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those would be an upgrade from stock but shocks only work for the rear.. you would need a set of kyb struts for the front..

kyb is a brand i trust and would love to try myself..
The description indicates it includes the front struts as well.
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Those Performance replacement spring set like most of that design (Progressive Rate) are designed to be used first and foremost with OEM dampeners but aftermarket replacements can enhance the total ride package. I recomend with Tein Springs > Front Monroe, Rear KYB Gas-A-just. I would also consider to with this combination front and rear Eibach sway bars and all the appropriate recommended bushing from eibach. I suggest with this combination not to use any polyurethane bushing replacing stock chassis bushing in other areas like strut mounts, trans and engine mounts, etc., and control arms. OEM rubber has just the right amount of cushion and give for this combination that will yield good handling and driver feedback.
One last thing if you do this combination I would also add a simple air bag kit to the rear in case you load the PT with people or cargo.
Oh and before I forget DONT trim the bump stop like reported all over th internet. PM should you get to the point of that area and I can go into detail about what, and how for the best benefits of what a bump stop was.is designed to do.
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The description indicates it includes the front struts as well.
lol i didnt read it.. i just looked at the picture...oops
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Those Performance replacement spring set like most of that design (Progressive Rate) are designed to be used first and foremost with OEM dampeners but aftermarket replacements can enhance the total ride package. I recomend with Tein Springs > Front Monroe, Rear KYB Gas-A-just. I would also consider to with this combination front and rear Eibach sway bars and all the appropriate recommended bushing from eibach. I suggest with this combination not to use any polyurethane bushing replacing stock chassis bushing in other areas like strut mounts, trans and engine mounts, etc., and control arms. OEM rubber has just the right amount of cushion and give for this combination that will yield good handling and driver feedback.
One last thing if you do this combination I would also add a simple air bag kit to the rear in case you load the PT with people or cargo.
Oh and before I forget DONT trim the bump stop like reported all over th internet. PM should you get to the point of that area and I can go into detail about what, and how for the best benefits of what a bump stop was.is designed to do.
you talking rear bump stops.. i have tein springs on stock shocks.. there was no way in h*ll the stock bump stops were going to fit in there.. then i cut them.. guess what, the axle had like an inch of travel and it would hit the bumps just from accelerating.. so i took those useless things out.. ive smacked the frame on the axle once or twice after a big bump... ah well..
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you talking rear bump stops..
I think the name "bump stops" is why some do not understand what and how they are suppose to work. The better name may have been Axle CAP. (Cushion Axle Protection) LOL

Here is something funny, a PT is FWD vehicle (we all know that) , the tire rotation is forward under acceleration. I raced mine (Drag Racing) and have made over 75 runs down the 1/4 mile and never had the rear set like a RWD car in which the rotation forward force is the rear tires lifting the front and lowering the back of the car. The rear of a PT actually lifts under hard acceleration and that lift is what needs to be controlled or adjusted for improved launch traction.
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