Lowering springs & stock struts vs coilovers and lowering springs
I would like to reach out to this community for advice as it has always provided wise and spot on advice in the past.
I have installed H&R springs on my 2016 SHO
. I have been very happy with the ride and stance. But a noise started developing in the passenger front. Best described as a scraping sound heard mostly at lower speeds turning into and backing out of parking spaces. I took it in today for routine service and requested a diagnosis of this sound. The answer that came back was that the springs should have been installed with coilovers and not left with stock struts. The comment was made, “When it’s up on the lift you can just stand there and spin the springs.” While making a motion similar to hands closing an overhead hatch. And that coilovers would tighten the springs mounting. I said I would look into the coilovers and possibly return with my own parts for them to install. But, since the spinning of the spring(s), the noise is gone. From what I’ve read on line you can do one or the other. Coilovers or lowering springs. But both are not required. So my questions are two.
1. Are coilovers required, or advisable, with lowering springs?
2. If not, and it is still advisable, what gains can be expected?
Thank you for your input in advance!
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2016 SHO, K&N CAI, H&R Sport Springs, Diablo Sport 93 Oct. Tune, DriveBright.com Switchback DRL’s, Lamin-X Headlight Tint, Roof Spoiler, JLT Oil Catch Can.
Last edited by JRV1631; 09-27-2018 at 05:01 PM.
Reason: Corrected spelling error……twice