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Please let me know if I can help you with that.

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• Lowers the vehicle approximately 1 inch front, 1 1/4 inch rear
• More aggressive look
• Maintains good ride quality for daily driving
• Big improvement in handling and noticeable reduction in nosedive


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-07-2012
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I have the steeda sports. I love them. but that ride quality thing is bs lol. don't have to sugar coat it lol they are rough on back roads. in town you don't notice but on rough roads you will for sure.

Still though. WAY WORTH IT. I love my steeda sports


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I have the Steeda Sports. I had them paired with the OEM struts and shocks. The handling was greatly improved, but the ride quality was a little firm. Firm is good on a quality road but can be jarring with uneven pavement. I replaced the OEM struts and shocks with Koni STR.T which are engineered for lowered cars. The ride quality was improved with OEM like comfort and the great handling of the Steeda Sports.

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I replaced the OEM struts and shocks with Koni STR.T which are engineered for lowered cars.
Urban myth. No such thing. The “valving” in the shock/strut doesn’t know or care what the ride height is.

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OK maybe engineered was a stretch. Based on info in the product desription it would suggest that the STR.T work well with, compliment, and improve handling of cars with lowering springs. This is not implied with all shocks and struts; therefore, my conclusion was some design considerations could have been included for cars with lowering springs.

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OK maybe engineered was a stretch. Based on info in the product desription it would suggest that the STR.T work well with, compliment, and improve handling of cars with lowering springs. This is not implied with all shocks and struts; therefore, my conclusion was some design considerations could have been included for cars with lowering springs.
“Lowered springs” is code for “higher rate springs” in this case. It’s a sales-speak thing.

You absolutely need different strut/shock (dampers) valving/engineering to match/compensate for higher rate springs. Which is what they did. But the damper travel or ride height does not effect how the valving works in any way shape or form. Valving is speed sensitive, not position sensitive. It doesn’t care where it is at in the stroke, only how fast it is moving.

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I can't resist. So what I hear you saying is "lowering springs" are a "higher rate spring". So they engineered to match for the "higher rate springs" which translated from code is "lowering springs". Clear as mud.

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Technically, you can have a higher rate spring that doesn't lower the car at all. For instance, the V6 mustang has lower rate springs but doesn't have a lower ride height then a GT

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I can't resist. So what I hear you saying is "lowering springs" are a "higher rate spring". So they engineered to match for the "higher rate springs" which translated from code is "lowering springs". Clear as mud.
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Technically, you can have a higher rate spring that doesn't lower the car at all. For instance, the V6 mustang has lower rate springs but doesn't have a lower ride height then a GT
I think you guys are missing the point.:p

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