Do coilovers take the place of struts and shocks?

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JustJustin

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I hate to start another thread on something like this, but I've never really seen an answer to my question. I figured it couldn't hurt to ask: Do coilovers take the place of your struts and shocks?

I'm looking to lower my civic and I need new struts and shocks. At first I was thinking about getting some tokico struts and shocks, but then after hearing about Progress CS-II coilovers, I really want those. Would I still need shocks if I got coilovers or do they take the place? I'm guessing coilovers take the place of struts and shocks, but I'm new to all this, so I don't really know.
 

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yes.
 


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Well, u won't need shocks, but u will need a coilover/strut combo.

Do some more research between the difference in shocks and struts and then come back and answer your own question.

Basically search for coil spring, strut and shock.

Then look at strut/coilover combo and all sorts of fun junk like that!

Then u will almost be a suspension pro!
 

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Thanks for the help! After researching like you suggested, all I got out of it was that shocks and struts are pretty much the same thing. anyways these are what I'm thinking of getting:

http://www.robearracing.com/pd-progress-cs-ii-series-2-coilovers-civic-integra.cfm

would I need to keep my struts/get new ones to use with those? My civic has a stock suspension so what all would I need to go the coilover route?
 


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If your gonna take the struts off to put the coilovers on might as well replace the struts to save double work later. The added stress on your factory struts might not last long or maybe they will. It's just a roll of the dice I like to do it the right way the first time save back work
 

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If your gonna take the struts off to put the coilovers on might as well replace the struts to save double work later. The added stress on your factory struts might not last long or maybe they will. It's just a roll of the dice I like to do it the right way the first time save back work
check the date on the last post in this thread.
 

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