I know this is an issue which has previously been covered but I was hoping I could get some further insight from those in the know.
I have the GT JTD and I love it, except every time I look at it my eye can't help but drift toward that humongous gap in the wheel arch, the car just sits too high!
Now, I have a very limited budget and I've been looking at the Eibach Pro springs to lower the car. They seem to be well received and great value too. The problem I have is with the consensus that you should replace the shockers if installing the Eibach springs. A few people have kept the standard shockers producing mixed results/opinions, with the main issue being that the standard shockers 'can't cope' with the upgraded springs.
Because I can't really afford new shockers, my question is what does 'can't cope' really mean? Does it just mean the car becomes uncomfortable and harsh? Does it upset the balance and feel? Or is it actually bad for the car, possibly causing more problems down the road?
I'm sorry for bringing up this much talked about issue again, I just wanted to dig into what the real issue is with upgraded springs/standard shockers.