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I have an 01 and I've noticed that whenever there's 2 or evn just 1 person in the back seat, the car rides so much lower in the back and constantly scrapes, and the cars not lowered or nothing! my friend has an 02 and he has the same problem...are the stock shocks just too soft? is there any real stiff shock out there that i can replace the factory ones with that wont compromise the smooth factory ride?
 

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shocks dont dictate the ride height of a vehicle, its the springs that do. The shocks act as a dampener which deters the spring from compressing and expanding so if your shocks are blown you will either bottom out or bunny hop like crazy. Did you get the car used? if you did check out the springs if they are cut, coz i have never heard of this problem before.
 

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you should also be able to notice the "floating feeling" in the rear if the shocks were bad. kind of like if you shove down on the rear of the car the suspension should return to normal right away instead of waving up and down.
 
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