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Old 11-12-2010, 01:01 PM   #15
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:16 PM   #16
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Formare, I have a v6 also and am on the fence on the springs,will go Hotchkis if I do. My question, and this may help the OP, except he has an ss, is how are they reacting with the v6 shocks as I'm not sure if they are the same as the ss shocks as far as the control they will have over the stiffer lower springs? I have been on a lowered 98 for 11 years and with konis adjusted on soft ride is like stock untill you hit a bump or bad road then the reaction is firm and abrupt, how does the 2010 react to the bad roads we have? And how do springs soften up? Never had that happen before.
The factory bumps stops were not cut going over rail road tracks for example is still civil with no sudden harsh "hit". As for the softening, dunno maybe I'm just getting used to it as someone posted, o think I feel the ride as less harsh over about three months of driving. In my mind that makes sense as spring steel will become springy-er over time.



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Thanks for the information. You mentioned ride feels a bit harsher but did the handling of the car change at all? Does it feel more planted to the road since it is lower now?

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It definitely feels more planted, body roll is all but gone. In fact I used tp know the corning limits by body roll and steering response now I know when the tires start to complain by barking.

The ride is more firm, harsh may not have been the right term. It does not feel factory at all. It does feel very good and I am comfortable driving the car.

I had my springs installed by Raymonds and they "re-timed" the bushings. I think this makes a huge difference.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:36 PM   #17
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The factory bumps stops were not cut going over rail road tracks for example is still civil with no sudden harsh "hit". As for the softening, dunno maybe I'm just getting used to it as someone posted, o think I feel the ride as less harsh over about three months of driving. In my mind that makes sense as spring steel will become springy-er over time.
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback on a hard to describe situation. I am






It definitely feels more planted, body roll is all but gone. In fact I used tp know the corning limits by body roll and steering response now I know when the tires start to complain by barking.

The ride is more firm, harsh may not have been the right term. It does not feel factory at all. It does feel very good and I am comfortable driving the car.

I had my springs installed by Raymonds and they "re-timed" the bushings. I think this makes a huge difference.
Thanks, I appreciate the feedback on a hard to describe situation. I am having the sways put on at Hotchkis on the 19th. They have their fully setup ss there and said I could take it out for a test drive, so naturally I said YES! If I like that then mine is a no brainer and may do the springs/align the same day. Just would like pics of how low the v6 is compared to the ss as it appears it may sit a bit higher as it does stock which would be perfect for me.
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