Replacing the springs will generally fix that type of issue. However, I would look into a few otherr things as coil springs wearing out on a car is somewhat rare at that mileage and age.
First, shocks do not have anything to do with ride height or carrying any of the load of your car. Some vehicles will get or have a coilover strut which is different as the coil spring does seat on the shock.
But in your case the coil spring and the shock are 2 seperate things. Shocks only control the motion of the spring and prevent, "the Pogo" effect.
Since you are having issues and have shocks already, check them because bottoming out a new shock will blow the seal out and ruin the shock.
So, when you bottom out, are you carrying a large load or on a bad road?
Has the suspension been modified?
Are the rims and tires the stock size?
Also, bushings can wear out, but seldom cause a bottom out.
Let me know how it goes.
Sunday, November 7th, 2010 AT 5:05 PM