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Has any one ever made lowered struts or found struts that are shorter then stock that bolt on?

I was thinking of modding my struts, by cutting off the bottom main bracket and sliding it down an inch.
 

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Could try Qashqai or Tiida struts, Clio struts are probably similar enough too. Why do you want to do this? It will throw camber and SAI way out. Why not just lowering springs or coilovers?
 

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My car is lowered, just the stock strut bottoms to quick and figure a shorter strut with the same drop will gain a bit more travel since the stock is to long to go any lower
 

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I have Megan Racing lowering springs and paired them with Tokico Blues after a while. I don't know if they are dimensionally shorter than the stock shocks but they work well with the springs. I'd say after running them for a bit the cars maybe dropped a little bit more.

Are you looking for something that works well with your springs for performance or are you just looking to get the car dropped down further?
 

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My car is lowered, just the stock strut bottoms to quick and figure a shorter strut with the same drop will gain a bit more travel since the stock is to long to go any lower
Sal - You can get Koni inserts, which would have shorter travel than stock, and are firmer than stock. This is a popular upgrade in the Subaru world.
http://www.koni-na.com/pdf/boltstrut.pdf
 

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You don't want shortened struts you just need a shock that can take the abuse of different ride heights and pressures. Tokico or for the ultimate in longevity Bilstein. German shocks/struts in general can take lowering and much more abuse no problem. Boge, Sachs, Bilstein.. all good German suspension names.

By shorter i assume you mean the shock chamber and piston stay the same and the spring perch sits lower down. That wouldn't change travel with the same spring rate. Your struts are probably just blown out.
 

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Thanks guys for the help and sorry for the late response.

I might look at the Koni insert struts. ?

My struts aren't blown, the drastic drop is the problem but it looks good the way seats.

I might bag it later. I'll post pics if I do it. ?
 
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