I have 98 rs fwd, brand new front control arms, tie rods.
I went with stagg 4 struts off eBay and those cheap adjustable coilover springs off eBay. Complete fail. I went cheap because funds are low.
10 min After installing the seat of the spring on the front passenger strut broke and the car hit rock bottom. The company sent me a replacement and I had to pay the mechanic all over again to switch it out. 10 minutes into drive 2 struts snapped again. I believe it has something to do with those crap adjustable springs putting pressure on the wrong place of the seat.
So after being even further low on funds I've decided to just go with something dependable. After all the research, I'm in between tokico hp and kyb. Cheapest tein I've seen are 1000. I don't think the car is worth that much also. Completly lost on the springs
It's a daily driver and the roads in NYC are horrible, Potholes and bumps everywhere. I just need a smooth ride, that will last, and I'm on a budget. Any assistance is appreciated. Thanks.
What are you looking to get out of it? KYB was oem manufacturer for the struts for these cars so the baseline stuff from them is going to be oem quality and work fine with stock-ish springs but if you are trying to get the car more than 1-2" lower than stock you need struts designed for that. If you only care about the ride use stock springs with new struts and it would be fine.
I actually would like about 1"-1.5" drop, primarily in the front. After wasting all thia money the firat 2 rounds, I figure if I'm going to go through all the money as far as buying the kyb 's, springs, and paying the mechanic for the third time, I might as well add a few more now and get something good instead of having to do the whole thing again.
I read somewhere on this forum the Tokico Hp are built to handle a lower riding spring, might be better than kyb's, but im not sure. But after searching I found information saying Tokico hp with lowering springs will result in pre-mature damage. Can anyone confirm this which it is?
Would "Tokico HP", with "pro kit lowering springs-1.3 inch lower" be a bad idea?
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