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Old 01-27-2013, 12:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Default Bilstein front struts

I wish I could offer more help, but I just have no to bad experience with shocks. As is with the tanabe dfs and the junk I like to haul in my trunk I am bottoming out, bouncing on the bump stops. In this case shocks wouldnt help me unless they were air assisted.

I had the nfs and developed a creaking in the drivers side rear. It seemed the spring had worn more than the passengers side or had a flaw in it. I decided to go lower and went with df vs nfs again.

Cant tell much in mpg. I am mixed on the ride over all from the nfs.

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Old 01-27-2013, 10:45 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Default Re: Bilstein front struts

Many people on the fit forum rave about the swift sport springs over the tanabe. Perhaps you should look into those. Thanks for the input.

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Old 01-28-2013, 01:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Ill keep that in mind if I see a Fit hang with me or pass me doing 70+ on the 2 and 3 lane wide merges for various interchanges.

In my experience with hotschkis(SP?), TRD, Tanabe and Eibach springs, Eibach wins. I had a set of their prosports on my scion xa. They removed the bumps from the pavement gaps, but a pot hole would make for a nice bounce.

The TRD was mild as well as the others. hotschkis makes some nice sway bars, but their springs were so-so.
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