When lowering a car on lowering springs or coilover sleeves (any lowering without a matched shock/strut provided by the spring manufacturer), should I also try to source a shorter length shock?
Seems like going with an OEM replacement would result in a shock that's always in an already-compressed state, and therefore less functional than a shock permitted to move through the full range.
But maybe I'm overthinking this. A shorter shock probably has a shorter stroke length, too, which may make the difference between the two negligible.
Is there a best practice here? Recently came up because of a lack of off-the-shelf options for my project car.