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Old 04-25-14, 08:27 AM   #1
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Exclamation decided on springs.... now what?

So.. after thinking long and hard, ive decided on buying springs. my is250 is a daily driver so coil overs are out of the question plus they are super expensive and require too much maintenance . now... i have a 2010 AWD is250... h&r springs are the only ones ive found that are made for AWD with a nice drop. ive seen other peoples pictures of their is250s and it looks beautiful. Do i stick with stock struts? or do i purchase new struts too? if so... which ones?

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Old 04-25-14, 02:36 PM   #2
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*shocks

2IS doesn't use struts
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Old 04-27-14, 07:23 AM   #3
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Lol that's what I meant!
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now what to do?

1. Open box
2. Install
Done.
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How many miles on the shocks? ...

If high milage, id get new shocks too ... the H&R springs ride waaaay better with good shocks
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Old 04-27-14, 08:14 PM   #6
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now what to do?

1. Open box
2. Install
Done.
Did this on the weekend. The rears were a pain in the *** to get seated back in the lower control arm. But did it myself with a 6 pack.
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Did this on the weekend. The rears were a pain in the *** to get seated back in the lower control arm. But did it myself with a 6 pack.
haha nice man, especially the 6 pack
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As said earlier, if you don't have too many miles and aren't leaking then just install springs. There's the F Sport, Koni, Tociko shocks available.
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about 650,000 miles
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Old 04-29-14, 10:06 AM   #10
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seriously you have the best miles on IS in the world lol

You probably mean 65,000 miles right and with this miles, you should replace the stock shocks all together when you install lower springs. Like Sffd103 mentioned, there are F Sport, Koni, Tokico and I personally highly recommend F Sport because it is made by Bilstein and it rides smooth, handle good, and will last a longgggg time!!!

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seriously you have the best miles on IS in the world lol

You probably mean 65,000 miles right and with this miles, you should replace the stock shocks all together when you install lower springs. Like Sffd103 mentioned, there are F Sport, Koni, Tokico and I personally highly recommend F Sport because it is made by Bilstein and it rides smooth, handle good, and will last a longgggg time!!!

I guess he meant 65000 miles
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