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Old 04-15-2005, 02:56 PM   #1
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Struts and Shocks with H&R springs

I have a couple of questions concerning springs for the '03-'04 Cobra's.

If I was to put H&R SS or race springs on my car is there a need to change out the struts and shocks? Or is the stock bilsteins suffecient? Also am I better off going with the SS or the race springs?

Thanks for any help or suggestions, I might have to sell the coil overs that I have, to pay uncle sam
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Old 04-15-2005, 05:16 PM   #2
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what are your intentions for the car?

-just to lower it for looks
-drag racing
-open tracking

do you want..

-a decent ride
-better handling vs a stiffer ride?


I would say, just of my own opinion, with the SS you can use the stock bilsteins, but with the Race, you should really step up to at least Cobra R spec bilsteins.
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Old 04-16-2005, 04:51 AM   #3
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Well I want to lower it for a couple of reasons. One being for looks, but main reason being for performance. I don't really plan on taking it to any tracks, especially since we don't have one nearby. But I do like to drive those open country roads every once in awhile. I'm not to worried about ride quality, over performance or better handling.
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Old 04-16-2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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well, the race perform better than the ss, but I personally would upgrade the shocks/struts to better bilsteins.

One thing you could do is put the race springs on, and if you notice the car underdampening, then you could upgrade the dampners.

I have used race H&R's with 03bilsteins on mine, and noticed they were straining.
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Old 04-16-2005, 11:26 AM   #5
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Thanks Firme I think what I will do is get the SS and see how they perform. It's looking like I might not have to sell the coilovers. Paid 3/4 of taxes due and filed an extension. If I feel that I need better performance or handling then I can upgrade to the race and better struts/shocks. But it will take me longer to get them installed, I have to buy new springs, struts, and shocks for those also before I can put them on. I had them when I had the '01.
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