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Old 02-10-2013, 06:41 AM   #1
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Anyone know were i can buy coilovers for my 93?
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Will i just need the coilovers or dampers also
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Will i just need the coilovers or dampers also
I hate to be THAT guy, but you might want to do a bit of research on coilovers before deciding that you want them.
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Go down to Dave Del's post and start reading:

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I hate to be THAT guy, but you might want to do a bit of research on coilovers before deciding that you want them.
why? i want to lower my car and feel like springs wouldnt lower it enough
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You should choose dampers that will be effective in controlling the rebound from the coilovers....
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I hate to be THAT guy, but you might want to do a bit of research on coilovers before deciding that you want them.
dont worry, nick wont sell them to him anyway.



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why? i want to lower my car and feel like springs wouldnt lower it enough
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^ This.

Lowering springs get these cars plenty low enough. Any lower and you start rubbing wheel liners and fender arches. And worst case scenario, engine oil pans.
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Lowering springs get these cars plenty low enough. Any lower and you start rubbing wheel liners and fender arches. And worst case scenario, engine oil pans.
so i should just go with springs instead of coilovers?
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Koni kit, if you can find it, or koni struts/shocks and eibach springs.
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Koni kit, if you can find it, or koni struts/shocks and eibach springs.
alrighty thank you
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Ditto on the Koni/Eibach combo or Bilstein HDs

The worst thing you can do is stiffen up the springs and use beat-ass old dampers. The weak dampers get overwhelmed by the springs and you eventually end up bouncing around like a ghetto-slammed Civic.
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Ditto on the Koni/Eibach combo or Bilstein HDs

The worst thing you can do is stiffen up the springs and use beat-ass old dampers. The weak dampers get overwhelmed by the springs and you eventually end up bouncing around like a ghetto-slammed Civic.
what if i got these with the koni dampers?GenuineSaab.com
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Those would work. But you're now talking about $1,000 in suspension upgrades to drop the car for mostly static looks.
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what if i got these with the koni dampers?GenuineSaab.com
They don't lower the rear, so unless you like lots of rake, it'll look funny.
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Bingo....that's a shitload of rake. The Lesjofors springs drop more in the the rear, so those would likely work better...but still...

Unless you're planning to race the thing, and have seriously stiff springs, it's a lot of risk for not much drop.
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There is a Koni kit for sale here: https://www.saablink.net/forum/items-...htm#post937681
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they are of my 1997 NG900 with just the voitland springs from genuinesaab. cost under $300 and i used the stock dampers. the car wasnt bouncy rode great and handled great. plus it was as low as you would want to go and still have a usable ride.
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