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Old 09-23-12, 10:12 PM   #16
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I thought the Fsport package doesnt add any Fsport parts?
They don't. It's a little confusing, but F-Sport factory is different than F-Sport accessories found at your local dealer.

Not that you can't order accessories from the factory, they are installed once the car reaches port
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Old 09-24-12, 08:04 AM   #17
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Just to confirm with everyone, the fsport pkg doesnt come with the lowering f sport springs. My question is, how badly does the fsport lowering springs effect the life of the stock fsport package shocks?
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Just to confirm with everyone, the fsport pkg doesnt come with the lowering f sport springs. My question is, how badly does the fsport lowering springs effect the life of the stock fsport package shocks?
Its hard to say because not every set of shocks will wear down the same way.
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Old 09-24-12, 03:46 PM   #19
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How would you know when yoyr shocks are going bad?
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Old 09-24-12, 05:14 PM   #20
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How would you know when yoyr shocks are going bad?
I would assume that you can feel it. You probably feel more bumps and the ride gets harsher? I'm only at 35k miles and getting coils soon so I dont have any personal experience with worn shocks.
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Old 09-24-12, 06:12 PM   #21
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You will know it by yourself. When your shocks go bad, the ride will be very crashy, very harsh even over slighest imperfection on the road. You will feel everthing on the road. The handling will be very wobbly over ripple surface especially during cornering. Your car will not be able to handle the curve like it used to. I had Eibachs on my A4, and that's how my car behaved after just 8000 miles with Eibachs and OEM shocks (They are Sachs if I remember correctly). Took the OEM shocks out to check, and the front pair were badly worn to the point of no damping force left for the first half of their stroke.
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I think you can also tell when your shocks are blown when going over a bump and your car keeps bouncing up and down. Or you could try to putting your weight on your car and seeing if it bounces up and down.

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nitrotang is correct. Shocks serve the purpose of stopping the continual bouncing of springs. When the shocks (aka shock absorbers) go bad, your car will bounce excessively over dips in the freeway or bumps in the road.

You can usually inspect the shock. Any oil leaking from the shaft seal or shock body means that a shock is going bad.
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FSport sucks...drops like half an inch (or 0.7 or something)
IS 250 sucks...something like only 204 hp....

Joking aside, I love my F-sport springs and shocks. Perfect for those wanting a mild drop.
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FSport sucks...drops like half an inch (or 0.7 or something)
I am going to disagree with you. Compared to my stock ride height, my fsport springs lowered my IS350 to the PERFECT level. Filled the fender gap up perfectly, and as a person preference, I think slammed cars look stupid, so the fsports are great for me personally.
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I am going to disagree with you. Compared to my stock ride height, my fsport springs lowered my IS350 to the PERFECT level. Filled the fender gap up perfectly, and as a person preference, I think slammed cars look stupid, so the fsports are great for me personally.

Because you have RWD haha, on AWD it doesn't do anything
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Because you have RWD haha, on AWD it doesn't do anything
I'm lowered on F-sport springs and I think it's a good enough drop for me. There is still a wheel gap I'd like to get rid of, but I think I'd probably just upgrade from 17's to 18's to do that.
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Bigger wheels will just give you more wheel gap. Ever notice the gap on those cars with 22s or 24s?
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I'm lowered on F-sport springs and I think it's a good enough drop for me. There is still a wheel gap I'd like to get rid of, but I think I'd probably just upgrade from 17's to 18's to do that.
I just changed from 17 to 18 and no difference, the overall diameter of the whole wheel with rim and tire is only 1.5mm larger

Even though rim is bigger, new tires have smaller sidewall

So it's not gona do much for you

Bob is right too, can also give you more wheel gap depending on circumstance

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