You don't have to get new shocks if you only lower it STD low which is 40mm or 1.5 inch. If you go lower, say 2inch (50mm) then you will have to get new shocks.
Having said that, my ED is 40mm lowered with standard shocks and its fine, untill you put 4 people in it and the car almost reverts back to its wollowing old self because the shocks compress to far out of their effective range. And all this happens much lower to the ground!
i was pretty lucky, i got a set of 2 1/2 inch lowered pedders springs with 4 pedders sports ride shocks, for $142 off ebay, plus $30 postage, havent put them in yet, but will be soon when i get around to it
I have lowered my car 4+ inches...On Pedders Red Springs and Short Stroke Shocks and my shaft doesn't hit anything, only prob I have is clearance on the front gurads.
I payed just over 900$ for the whole lot including a camber/castor kit.
Make sure if you lower your car more than 1.5 or 2 inches u get a camber kit because you will kill your tyres otherwise. When i first adjusted the camber i ran 1 degree negative...I now run 2.5(max for the kit is like 2.8)degrees negative, and i am still not getting excessive wear.
When i first went to set the camber kit to 1 degree negative after having not touched anything since lowering it a week b4, it was running in excess of 4.5 degrees negative camber on both fronts.
Whiteline are excellent, excellent quality, excellent performance, decent price.
Apart from springs/shocks Whiteline also have adjustable sway bars at $206 each and rear upper control arms(forget the cost) for E-series Falcs.
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