In Reply to: NE1 using Bilsteins sport shocks w/stock springs? posted by BEAME2MYE on January 22, 2002 at 17:43:27:
Sports have a reduced travel which works w/ shorter sport style aftermarket springs like H&R etc.
If you plan on installing sport springs in the near future then go ahead and dela w/ the sports.
What you ultimately do w/ the sports is create an artificial bump stop in the suspension.If you are really loading up the suspension, and suddenly compression discontinues in the spring, then an abrupt change in suspension loading will take place and the car may act detrimentally and you could lose control.
You want the suspension to work in harmony w/ all parts in it. Shock s and springs are a key match in a proper handing and safe car.
Yo may want to reconsider your choices before you buy.