MSM Shocks and Springs Install

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Shocks and Springs

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The OEM shocks on my 00 SE were worn out and allowed the car to rock and sway during acceleration, braking and turning.


I purchased some 75000 mile MSM shocks and springs from a craigslist ad in August of 2014.  I also made a new friend named Bruce when I picked them up.  They were a set Bruce had removed when he upgraded to coil over shocks and springs.


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I installed them on my 00 SE.  



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They ride stiffer than the suspension on my 99 AE, but they seem to ride OK.  Now the car feels more under control and does not rock and sway.  


I will try them for a while and see how they do.



Update 09/19/2014


Well, I traded four old OEM rims with worn out tires for another set of MSM shocks and springs.  


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These I put on the 00 EVO since the OEM shocks were worn out.




Update 04/27/2016


I finally got tired of bumping down the road.  The MSM suspension was too stiff for daily driving and longer trips.  So, I decided to try the MSM Bilsteins with the OEM springs that came on my 00 EVO.  


I know, you are not supposed to do this since the valving is different.  But I figured I would try it and see if I like the result.  Otherwise, I have to buy new shocks and go back to the OEM springs.  So, I started swapping the springs off the worn out OEM shocks and the MSM springs on the Bilsteins.


First the spring compressors were attached.


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Then the springs were compressed.


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The top hats were removed.


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Next the same for the MSM shocks.


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Finally the springs were removed.


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There was only one rear bump stop (the red one) still partially intact.  However, the front bump stops (the yellow one) from both sets were still good.


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So, Guess what I did.   I put some front bump stops on the rear shocks. 


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I am not sure how that will work out either, but I can always change them later if it does not work out.

Now all I have to do is install them.

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So far, so good!  I really like the softer ride.  



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