getting back to the original question re: respringing the car following a conversion from SLS to conventional shocks...
yes, if you delete the SLS you will have to respring the rear end. the spring rates for SLS equpped cars are considerably lower than those for non-SLS equipped cars. this allows the SLS to do the majority of the work in keeping the ride height level.
if you substitute conventional shock but retain the original springs, the car will stll ride low at the rear.
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