this is probably a very dumb question to ask but i thought this website woudl be the best to ask it on as its a very friendly atmosphere.
i have been told my front shock absorbers need replacing as they are leaking oil.
i currently have KW coilovers on my car and im not sure what shock absorbers are currently on the car.
my question is,
can i replace the shocks on my car with standard ones and still keep the coilovers on aswell?
or do my coilovers have to come off if i am to use standard shocks?
i am asking this as i have just been to the garage to ask the mechanic to order me some standard astra front shocks and he has told me he will get some but i will need to replace the springs aswell and has said to look at lowering springs.
im not sure if he has said this because i took my car there the other day to raise the suspension so i dont scrape speed bumps (this couldnt be done as someone has rounded off the head of the grub screw or something???) and he is still thinking along the lines of raising my car, or by putting standard shocks back on i have to take the coil overs off?
so questions are:
a) can you run on coilovers with standard shocks?
b) if not, does that mean i have to change my whole suspension set up?
ps. if it is possible to run coilovers on standard shocks it will only be a temporary fix as i am saving for some uprated ones.
Thanks in advance