View Full Version : Suspension and Springs

04-09-2003, 04:28 PM
if you lower ya car 2" or lower is it nessacery to change your suspension?
or can ya live without changing them straight away?

04-09-2003, 04:33 PM
Welcome! What type f astina do you have - it helps us to answer q's

WEll, if you're only talking about lowering it with springs and keeping your standard shocks, then no, you wont have to change anything else.

BUT the ride wont be as good as if you got sports shock absorbers at the same time. It'll just be bouncier!

04-09-2003, 09:45 PM
im 2" lowered with KYB sports suspension equiped. makes a hell of a diffrence :P

cheers mike

04-09-2003, 10:39 PM
Yes Squishy, but how much $$ did you have to put into it?

too much for the rest of us I bet......

I am struggling with the fact that a new mp3 player fitted and my new 'zorst' will cost close to $1000......

and I wouldn't be spending that if it wasn't for Grandma!!!

Love your Grandma's fella's (and girls) whether they send you money or not, coz they are Grandma's and they gotta be loved lots!!!!


04-09-2003, 11:12 PM
i dont actually have an astina at the moment
but im in the market for one!
the 95model astina :D

05-09-2003, 08:55 AM
Hatch or Hardtop tho? ;)

05-09-2003, 10:55 AM
all up ive spent around $1300 on suspension and handling products with my new strutbrace still under construction!

cheers mike

05-09-2003, 03:42 PM
Hatch or Hardtop tho? ;)

rhetorical question there dan...

It will depend on how good the shocks are when you buy it. Springs will set you back around $350 tops. Shocks are between $100-200+ a corner depending on brand.

Im about to dump my car very soon (its a 94 w/ 150K on the clock) so ill let you know how the ride is after that. Every car is different though, some wear more then others.

05-09-2003, 07:12 PM
Yeah i lowered my Astina about 2.5 years ago and left the standard struts untill recently when i bought MonroeGT Gas struts all round :wink:
Should be fine dude,dont replace them until you have to :P