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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 2:18 pm 
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so i've seen some people recommend cutting stock springs for a cheap solution. i've also seen people recommend re-oiling shocks for a cheap solution.

has anyone gone ghetto and done both springs and shocks the cheap way?

how does it handle?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:59 pm 
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I've done the shocks. i drilled and reoiled with 30w fork oil. its way to stiff for the street. I've been living with it but wouldn't recommend this mod to anyone who is going for a daily driver setup. for racing it would be amazing, my car has no body roll and just hugs corners like its on rails. i do have intrax lowering springs as well. As for cut springs i've got a friend who did them and the car rides quite nice, i liked it. He's got them with stock shocks. I don't know about longevity issues but hey their dirt cheap and you can customize the ride height to whatever you want.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 11:00 am 
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swifty92 wrote:
I've done the shocks. i drilled and reoiled with 30w fork oil. its way to stiff for the street.


So is there a milder oil that you could put in the shocks to improve the handling and make it still streetable?

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if you go to a motorcycle shop they should have tons of different weight fork oils .. you could use a 4,7,10,15,20,25,30 etc... i think liam/murr originally posted the mod suggesting either 20 or 30 weight depending on your goals

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would 30w fork oil be the same as 30w hydrolic oil?

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