I hate my STR.Ts...go Bilsteins!
I'm sure the STR.Ts are great with the right springs, but Bilsteins are on another level. They are much firmer but not harsh at all. This link lists recommends springs for the HDs - https://www.maximummotorsports.com/1987-04-Bilstein-HD-series-strut-35-041382-P773.aspx. I personally have the HDs with the H&R Race springs and I do not regret the setup at all. It's low but not so low I scrape on speed bumps and curbs when parking. I took the car out last summer on a cruise on some back roads and was aggressive and it was the most fun I have ever had driving the car.Ah damn it - I was going to go with the STR.T's. Now I'm reconsidering.
Aren't you supposed to match the spring rate to the type of strut/shock you get? I don't mind dropping the coin on the Bilsteins but google searches yeilded a lot of guys liking the STR.T's with steeda sport springs.
With my current shocks and struts (Monroe Sensatracs) which I have because I installed during stock height the ride is pretty harsh - ess hitting bumps at high speed.
My car isn't lowered and after 200,000 miles it needed caster camber plates to get the alignment spot on. I'm also running Koni STR.Ts. I replaced my worn out shocks and struts with them. I have no problem with them. I think the ride is fine.I can understand that but honestly you might as well at least get cc plates just in case. I bought my car lowered without plates and have put new tires on it without problems but that doesnt mean you wont. What if you take it to an alignment shop and they cant get it to spec? Youll be kicking yourself for not having them.
Back when I did mine, I went with the Eibach Pro and some SR caster plates. If I recall, the springs are progressive, so some give at the top, then get stiffer. I was pleased with if for daily driving...
See this is what I read too. You have to match the shock and strut to your spring. I'm thinking of calling steeda because in all honestly I don't know what matches well with their sports. Guys with 05 to 09s run steeda sports with the str.t and love them but I don't know in a new edge.It really depends what you want to do with the car. If you want a comfortable DD street car, drag racing once and awhile and don't plan on tracking or auto crossing then STR.Ts/Tokico/etc will be great. If you primarily want to track and auto cross but still want comfort for street then I'd look into Bilsein. If you want to do a lot of everything, Koni Yellows. The most important part is matching a spring to the strut. You could have the best struts and cheap springs or visa versa and the car will ride/drive horrible.
Where are you located? If in San Francisco-Bay Area-Northern California I have Eibach Prokit that I can part with for cheap. Bought them new and swapped them out for stiffer springs after 20k miles.What set of springs do you guys recommend that would lower it enough to eliminate some of the gap but safe enough where I wouldnt need caster/camber plates or bump steers?
2002 GT hard top
I did the eibach pro-kit with the springs and shocks. I never bottomed on anything ride quality was pretty comfortable and handling was much improved. Not to mention better looks with the drop.Back when I did mine, I went with the Eibach Pro and some SR caster plates. If I recall, the springs are progressive, so some give at the top, then get stiffer. I was pleased with if for daily driving...
I am thinking of using those springs with Bilsteins struts. I am trying to minimize my headers scraping. How did yours do with scraping/bottoming out?
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I used the CC plates with mine, so can't say if you can do without. I was all good with now bump steer. It's only about 1.5" I think, so not extreme. My front LCA's were pretty level and not far from parallel with my tie rodsThat requires caster/camber plates and bump steer kit, dont it?