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What shocks for lowered vehicle?

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Hello all

If my BM Mazda3 is lowered by about 35mm and I wanted to get new shocks/struts, what would be the best to get?

Springs are King Springs (Australian brand, I think?)
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Also, since lowering reduces jounce travel, the springs need to be stiffer to prevent frequent bottoming. It's not such a dramatic issue on a 3, but a Miata, e.g., needs to DOUBLE the spring rate for each inch of drop. That requires a serious damping increase lest the springs overwhelm the shocks. You see this all the time on bouncy Civics with cut springs and stock shocks.
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