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      11-13-2019, 06:45 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by nearwater4me View Post
I always wondered if this was the case with all(including moderate drop) lowering springs and was kinda hesitant on installing them.
Whatís the reasoning for the premature failure?
Increased spring rates causing shocks to operate at high rate of cycles/speed?
Or any other stress to shock assembly itself?
Is there any credible data to back up such claim?

Iím not doubting your statement, just trying to fully understand the root cause.
I'll be the first to admit I'm no expert, but I do have friends in the field, and they tell me that factory struts are purchased for pennies, and are designed to last x amount of miles based on a certain range of movement and with a specific spring/damping rate (so basically all the things you mentioned). The worst news is that the issue seems to be pervasive across all brands.

But since I offer no proof, you can take my comments with a grain of salt.