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Old 05-02-2008, 11:51 AM   #1
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I know my rear struts are bad and I know I need new links
Also I think I need new springs..I think I remember there being a trw spring that matched fe2 spring rates
Now on the struts would you recommend the KYB GR-2s?
or the sensatrac?
I dont mind losing ELC if it will help the handling or rear end squat when at the track
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if you loose the ELC is will HURT you not at the track but everywhere else you drive
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well honestly I dont put heavy loads in my car or hau people around that much
woud it still hurt me?
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Yes. The air portion of the rear struts is a calculated part of the overall rear spring rate. You need to keep it or be very unhappy later.

Lose CCR, keep ELC. Sensatrac'* are widely regarded higher here than KYB.
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alright I guess I'll be getting the sensatrac struts then
what about springs which ones should I get to replace worn out stock springs
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