what shocks are you running with the vogtlands Will? I have the bilstein shocks and i think they are plenty stiff and not bouncy at all.
I have the Bilsteins too. I don't think the new springs are too bouncy--actually, the first thing I noticed about the new springs is that instead of hitting a bump and then getting bound, rebound, bound, rebound, bound rebound etc. you just have one cycle before the car settles. Maybe what I'm really looking for is a stiffer shock setting, but with the car sitting as low as it is in front I'd just like things a little stiffer on the compression side.
I have the 1" Vogtland lowering springs, I liked them. I also have or should I now say had Bilstein shocks. I liked the combo but lost the front Bilsteins. I don't recommend Bilstein shocks with a lowered car, my Bilsteins were re-valved for a lowered car, so I lost the warranty on them with that. They collapsed like Bilstein's were known for. Just my $0.02!
I don't recommend Bilstein shocks with a lowered car, my Bilsteins were re-valved for a lowered car, so I lost the warranty on them with that. They collapsed like Bilstein's were known for. Just my $0.02!
Don't say that they collapsed like Bilsteins are known for. To me they just look like stock mounts and I haven't heard of anyone with Sport fronts or Koni shocks (that are lowered) with this problem. I think that maybe the installation could be at fault, or maybe the shock tube DOES need to be modified (i.e. cut down) to increase the amount of travel available. I'm not sure but I haven't ever heard of any other Bilsteins with this problem. I know some of the Camaro guys get a guy (Sam Strano maybe?) to modify the shock tubes (typically road race guys) that allows the shock to stay off the bumpstops and has been recommended for all Camaro owners that are lowered.
Originally Posted by Rich95XR7
The last couple I've seen that did that was because the shock was not lined up properly when it was put in, and they twisted the shock to get the bolt in, which put additional strain on the lower mounts, which were not designed to have and twisting force on them.
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I've seen all different types of shocks do the same thing on lowered and stock ride height cars, hence my reply in the other thread. Let's keep this thread on track though, reply in the other thread on the shock problem
I love my 1.6" Vogtlands, perfect ride height, and a great ride with the sport shocks.