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Old 02-05-2018, 09:04 AM   #1
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hey guys just needing some insight on beefing up my suspension to handle the weight difference of an lq4 Iím replacing my ls1 with. I donít drag race the car Iím not looking for anything crazy itís gonna be driven 90% on the street, car will be making close to 500whp I was considering the slp/bilstein shock and spring combo or possibly just doing konis all around but wasnít sure what everyone would suggest
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You don't need to replace anything just because of the LQ4 being a little heavier. When I did my LQ9 I couldn't even tell the difference, and I didn't change a thing suspension wise
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You don't need to replace anything just because of the LQ4 being a little heavier. When I did my LQ9 I couldn't even tell the difference, and I didn't change a thing suspension wise
the only thing that worries me is the car has been sitting outside for 2 years cause I didnít have storage so I was planning on swapping anyways for that reason and plus being worn out at 100,000 miles
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Gotcha. I changed my stock springs and shocks at about 80k. I went with BMR springs and Koni STR.T's. Definitely a nice difference
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As mentioned, you don't need to change anything for the heavier block (~88lbs heavier IIRC). Both shocks you mentioned will make for a nice upgrade. If you can afford it, go with the Koni's all the way around.
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