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    Lowering springs with stock shock observers?

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    Is it ok to replace stock springs with lowering springs without the replacement of stock shock observers? Is the aftermarket coilovers harder then the stock ones?
    my wheels are 18x9.5 ET35 tyres 235/40/18 all around.
    I do not know if I can find here in the UAE any body how can do fenders rolling. Click image for larger version. 

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    There are certain springs that will work with the OEM shocks/struts. Not sure what you can get over in the UAE though.

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    I was looking into getting the Eibach pro kit springs . I have stock wheels struts n shocks


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    You should put on some tires that fit before you get any kind of springs.
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    When I got the car , I had brand new tires put on . What kind of tires do I need?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrxchick1676 View Post
    When I got the car , I had brand new tires put on . What kind of tires do I need?
    I'm guessing this was directed at OP. Look at that first pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zataks View Post
    I'm guessing this was directed at OP. Look at that first pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrxchick1676 View Post
    I was looking into getting the Eibach pro kit springs . I have stock wheels struts n shocks


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    Eibachs aren't bad. They are a little bit softer than anything rated for more improved performance (such as Swift springs or RCE springs)...but as with any spring that lowers further than stock; you are going to shorten the life of the stock struts that are made to handle stock ride height. They may work for a while, but they will eventually wear out shorter than they would if you remained on stock springs.
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    Are the aftermarket struts shocks exp? Right now I'm just going for looks mikie


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    I think with stock wheels there will not be any issues for lowering because the stock wheels can go inside without hitting with the fenders specially rear ones.

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    I will try to get something from ebay I know shipping rate will be very high comparing to the springs value but if here it is not available I have no other options but first I should confirm witch springs brand/type will be fine because I can not replace the whole suspension to avoid any possible problems with the
    subaru dealer due to the unlimited warranty till 2016 and should get a black color springs not to draw their attention to it during the regular service.

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    Ha color of springs aren't going to be what tips them off to changes...perhaps a noticeable lowered ride height?
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    I have a 2003 with lowered springs on standard shocks. No problems at all.

    I'm running 235/45's on 17" rims, no rubbing even on bumpy roads.

    The springs are 'King'. Don't know if that's just an NZ brand or not.

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