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Hi forum. I wanted some advice from people who are currently running KYB Gas-A-Just (white shocks) in their cars. Have you put lowering springs in with them? I am worried that I might blow out the shocks if I use lowering springs. Anybody have any experience with this topic? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

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I have some KYB shocks waiting to go on along with lowering springs, i can let you know once i have them on. Then again, ive had both of these things for a long time, and even though i plan to do them this week, i always have setbacks, so i wouldnt hold my breath for a response from me.
 

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If there is a fear that the KYB "shocks" not being compatible with lowered springs in a Saab 900 , I would contact KYB and see what they have to say about this..

BTW, is this for the front or the rear ??
 

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TigerSilhouette said:
I am worried that I might blow out the shocks if I use lowering springs.
Don't worry about it, though they're called gas pressure shocks, all the sealed in gas does is control the oil which is valved in such a way as to dampen the spring, the only issue with lowering and stock length dampers is if the spring is particularly short at full travel the spring can un-seat [on the 900 it is the front leg where this is a worry] because the shock governs the length of the McPherson strut in the front.
 

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Earthworm- The springs are going in all around but the white KYB shocks are only in the back. The front are OEM.

Ragtopcav- Thanks for the info, it really helped my decision. I think I will install the springs since they wont do any harm to my shocks. On the other hand, should I install bump stops or something for the front if there is a possibility of the spring becoming unseated? Thanks again for everybody's input.
 
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