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Old 12-29-2010, 02:28 PM   #1
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what shocks should i buy?

I've been planning on getting some new shocks and struts for a while now but im not really sure on what brand to get or anything like that. I have considered getting a set of the non adjustable KYBs. Any certain brand that you guys would recommend?
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Do they run about the same price as the KYB's?
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Are they really high performance shocks or something?
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Are they really high performance shocks or something?
They are the second best... Koni's are the best, but run 1K per set, or around there.
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I'm no expert, but if you go Bilstein, you might want to search for a guy named Strano… he apparently has a line of Bilsteins he sells that he builds and customizes the valving on specifically for F-bodies. But what is your price range? That'd help get other ideas too.
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In order of best to worst (When it gets lower its a matter of opinion, Koni and Bilstein are fact)

Koni, Bilstein, KYB, Monroe and for some reason I swear a shock or two is escaping my mind. I run the Monroes and actually like them, they're not as bad as many say. Cant say anything for KYB though.
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I got mine from Cincy, he is a vender on this site. They are good and give you a nice firm ride.

1993-2002 Firebird/Camaro Bilstein HD Shock Package (Set of 4)

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KYB AGX if you plan on lowering
Koni single adjustable if you can afford it
Bilstein if you will always stay at stock ride height
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I'm pretty sure im going to go with the bilsteins from Cincy, he beat summit racing's price by a lot. I'd say the Stranos are wayy out of my price range lol
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Koni's are worth every penny.
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The problem is that I dont have very many pennies.
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The problem is that I dont have very many pennies.
Understandable.

I have ridden in cars that are lowered with KYB's and lowered with Koni's.
Night and day difference.
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Do the bilsteins make a night-and-day difference from stock shitty shocks? 400 bucks is a lot of money for a college student like me lol.
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I have ridden in cars that are lowered with KYB's and lowered with Koni's.
Night and day difference.
Ditto. KYB AGX's are generally softer and are sloppier feeling than Konis.

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Do the bilsteins make a night-and-day difference from stock shitty shocks? 400 bucks is a lot of money for a college student like me lol.
Yes, yes they do. They don't last long on lowering springs though. They are designed for stock rate springs and don't last long when subjected to high-rate springs and can bottom out the shocks internal bump stops. You can buy Bilsteins that have been revalved, but they should be revalved to match the specific spring application you have in mind (i.e. SLP spring package, Bilstein spring package, Strano spring package, etc.).
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So I guess it is pretty much a requirement to replace the springs and shocks at the same time? I'm pretty cool with stock ride height. I like how it looks, and I'm cool with not bottoming out on the shitty roads around here
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it sounds like TJFish and I are in the same boat lol.....these shocks are coming out of the money I got for Christmas because everything else pretty much goes to paying for school.
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In order of best to worst (When it gets lower its a matter of opinion, Koni and Bilstein are fact)

Koni, Bilstein, KYB, Monroe and for some reason I swear a shock or two is escaping my mind. I run the Monroes and actually like them, they're not as bad as many say. Cant say anything for KYB though.
You missed Eibach, their pretty damn cheap on ebay, probably not good???? I mean for the springs if you do springs and shocks. LOL where is the delete button, I f--ked this post up! I'm going to bed.
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Stock springs with Bilstien HDs are fine. It is stock ride height. I have them on my car and i love them.
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