i want to drop in my engine, but not until i install my front shocks. I have instaled vb&p front coil springs(550) in order to lower the car, and i then bought gabriel ultra shocks to install. when i went to install them, they were about a 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch too long. i wasnt sure if it was okay to install them compressed, but i havent been able to find shocks that have been manufactured shorter so they fit a lowered car, even though many people have told me theyre out there. I kow many of you have done this mod and have installed bilstiens, but thats not really in the budget right now. does anyone have a suggestion for a shock that will perform good and fit in the control arms properly?