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Old 01-23-2012, 01:19 AM
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Well interestingly enough it turns out there may be "more to this story". On the freak site a member posted that the op with the wrecked Fit emailed someone else that it looks like this because HE HIT A GIANT POTHOLE. And that damage looks exactly like pothole damage to me.
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...I can imagine that one good pothole could have caused that to happen...
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:15 AM
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Yea you get the boobie prize.
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See now if he did hit a big ass pothole that still doesn't point the blame to the coilovers. The very same damage may have happend if a stock Fit hit a pothole. Him being lowered may have not helped but it also cant put all the blame on the coilovers ether.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:22 PM
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I tend to agree with you on that, and as Claymore eluded to, being lowered on coilovers would have been even less prone to damage than with OEM struts lowered to the same ride height.
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Old 01-24-2012, 12:05 AM
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Let's say this about that as they say IF and it's a big if the coilovers had the same amount of suspension travel as stock at the height he was using and the same spring rates as stock then they probably didn't increase the damage.

But if they had less travel and harsher spring rates then they would be a causative factor to the damage.

And if he was riding at stock height then he may have seen the pothole from further away and had more time to take evasive actions
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