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Does anyone have the Vogtland 1.6" sport springs? How do they look on your car? Are they pretty good springs? thanks.
 

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I installed the Vogtlands this week. They're a little lower in front than I'd like, and a little softer than I thought they'd be, but I definitely prefer them to stock.
 

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what shocks are you running with the vogtlands Will? I have the bilstein shocks and i think they are plenty stiff and not bouncy at all.
 

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JustinH said:
The vogtlands that I have lower the car 1 inch i beleive, not 1.6.

They are excellent springs.
There are two different springs available, a 1" drop and a 1.6" drop.
 

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JustinH said:
what shocks are you running with the vogtlands Will? I have the bilstein shocks and i think they are plenty stiff and not bouncy at all.
I have the Bilsteins too. I don't think the new springs are too bouncy--actually, the first thing I noticed about the new springs is that instead of hitting a bump and then getting bound, rebound, bound, rebound, bound rebound etc. you just have one cycle before the car settles. Maybe what I'm really looking for is a stiffer shock setting, but with the car sitting as low as it is in front I'd just like things a little stiffer on the compression side.
 

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Rich95XR7 has a recent thread on the springs...he likes 'em and that's what I'm gonna get eventually.
And yes, they come in 1" and 1.6" drop.
 

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I have the 1" Vogtland lowering springs, I liked them. I also have or should I now say had Bilstein shocks. I liked the combo but lost the front Bilsteins. I don't recommend Bilstein shocks with a lowered car, my Bilsteins were re-valved for a lowered car, so I lost the warranty on them with that. They collapsed like Bilstein's were known for. Just my $0.02!
 

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I don't recommend Bilstein shocks with a lowered car, my Bilsteins were re-valved for a lowered car, so I lost the warranty on them with that. They collapsed like Bilstein's were known for. Just my $0.02!
Don't say that they collapsed like Bilsteins are known for. To me they just look like stock mounts and I haven't heard of anyone with Sport fronts or Koni shocks (that are lowered) with this problem. I think that maybe the installation could be at fault, or maybe the shock tube DOES need to be modified (i.e. cut down) to increase the amount of travel available. I'm not sure but I haven't ever heard of any other Bilsteins with this problem. I know some of the Camaro guys get a guy (Sam Strano maybe?) to modify the shock tubes (typically road race guys) that allows the shock to stay off the bumpstops and has been recommended for all Camaro owners that are lowered.

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The last couple I've seen that did that was because the shock was not lined up properly when it was put in, and they twisted the shock to get the bolt in, which put additional strain on the lower mounts, which were not designed to have and twisting force on them.
 

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TGJ said:
http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?threadid=41904

http://forums.tccoa.com/showthread.php?t=46991&highlight=Bilstein+collapse

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?p=319148&posted=1#post319148

Here is a few other links not including my recent one. I used the word collapse as that is how some of the other people who had my problem referred to it.
No collapsed is the right term, but I'm not sure what the reason for it is since other shocks aren't having that problem.

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I've seen all different types of shocks do the same thing on lowered and stock ride height cars, hence my reply in the other thread. Let's keep this thread on track though, reply in the other thread on the shock problem

I love my 1.6" Vogtlands, perfect ride height, and a great ride with the sport shocks.
 
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