ok thanks. thats what i thought i remembered about the struts from a few years ago with my last car. guess dropping its gonna have to wait a while. ill probably wait till i can afford konis. also as soon as i do it ill have an alingment done.not verry well, also stay away from KYB GR2. They let me down after only one year of use. Try Koni or Tokico. You will be happy with the results. Also dont forget to check your caster/camber after lowering it. I had a positive camber in the rear but the front was fine. Good luck and post pictures when you start working on it.