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Replacing shocks struts/springs. What else do I need?

Rear end saggin and bottoms out a bit. Ordering replacement shocks and struts and springs.
What else should I buy since in replacing these?

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[B]when replacing springs its always a good idea to replace bushings also./B]
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[B]when replacing springs its always a good idea to replace bushings also./B]

Which bushings would that be?


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radius rod bushings, strut mounts with bearings and bump stops. What shocks/struts and springs are you getting.
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radius rod bushings, strut mounts with bearings and bump stops. What shocks/struts and springs are you getting.

I still haven't decided :/ in thinking kyb/ eibach or h&r but I hear bad reviews on eibachs and I hear h&r are too low.


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Don't lower it more than 3/4 or don't lower at all. I have king springs and koni shocks
And am very happy. Try collar racing. They have everything for the gtos and specialize in them. You can get the all the bushings and matched shocks to springs.
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Don't lower it more than 3/4 or don't lower at all. I have king springs and koni shocks
And am very happy. Try collar racing. They have everything for the gtos and specialize in them. You can get the all the bushings and matched shocks to springs.

Thank you, the springs are really expensive on there. About how much did you spend on your set up and what did you change out while you were down there?


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Good springs cost money as does almost every unique part on this car. It's something that anyone buying one understands first. IMHO Eibachs are not good springs for our cars. If you have to go cheap get bags for the back.

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I spent 400 for the springs and 600 for the shocks. The shocks are adjustable (which I never did). The fronts are strut inserts. It required some modification but it's cheaper than buying new struts
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I just got home and did some research online. A good set of shocks, struts, springs and bushings is between 1300 and 1500. I know they are expensive but companys like Pedders and Kollarracing specialize in this cars and did their research. They sell sets with front and rear and everything in those sets is designed to work together. I don't think that H&R or eibach have dialed the spring rates that good or that they are designed specificaly for our cars.
Being on a budget I would say : set of KYBs (around 200$ from rock auto) , drag bags (100$) , radius rod bushings and strut mounts with bearings (300$) . Total around 600$
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