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Old 06-23-2003, 01:21 PM
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Do I need special shocks?

ok, I'm getting new springs for my nova in all 4 corners. I'm most likely getting lowering springs, 2 inches max. I don't know that much about suspention, so this might be kind of a silly question, but, do I need different shocks since I'm lowering the car? I would just need them in the front, because I'm getting lowering blocks for the rear leafs. Also, will lowering by 2 inches also throw the alignment specs off?

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I don't think a 2" drop will require different shocks. My truck was lowered 3 inches and the stock ones are fine, but it is recommended that a 4" + drop you use shorter shocks. Thats on my truck anyways. We'll find out if 4" needs different shocks later this year, cause I want a lower stance.

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The size of the shocks are determined by the length of travel. The idea is to have the shock centered in it's travel when sitting at ride height. Obviously, lowering the suspension by shorter springs changes that. The saving thing may be the bump stop. Obviously, the truck cannot drop past the bump stop, if it is in place.

As far as the alignment. Changing the ride height will most likely change the alignment of the vehicle, and it should be reset.
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