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What is the best rear shocks for a 07 V6?. something that will handle well and a good price

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IMHO...........
1) Koni- Excellent for racing applications- overpriced for street applications
2) Tokico, QA1 & Bilstein- A very good shock for street/strip applications. If you are running very stiff tires on the street (such as Bridgstone or tires with profiles shorter than 50 series), these provide the extra give that you need for both comfort & stability
3) KYB- A very good shock for street/strip applications. If you are running a softer tires on the street (such as BFG or tires with profiles not shorter than 50 series), these provide the extra stiffness that you need for both comfort & stability. The Exel-G’s (formerly GR-2) are the equivalent to the Edelbrock IAS automatic adjusting units. Overall, stiffness between the Gas-a-just and the GR2’s are the same, the difference is the GR-2's valving which stiffens things up from a oem setting to that of the Gas-a-just units.. Best shock for the $/best price typically found at Performance Suspension Technologies (PST) and typically about 1/3 less than Bilstein.
4) Gabriel- A very nice good quality HD OEM replacement type unit.
5) Monroe- avoid that junk!


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IMHO...........
1) Koni- Excellent for racing applications- overpriced for street applications
2) Tokico, QA1 & Bilstein- A very good shock for street/strip applications. If you are running very stiff tires on the street (such as Bridgstone or tires with profiles shorter than 50 series), these provide the extra give that you need for both comfort & stability
3) KYB- A very good shock for street/strip applications. If you are running a softer tires on the street (such as BFG or tires with profiles not shorter than 50 series), these provide the extra stiffness that you need for both comfort & stability. The Exel-Gs (formerly GR-2) are the equivalent to the Edelbrock IAS automatic adjusting units. Overall, stiffness between the Gas-a-just and the GR2s are the same, the difference is the GR-2's valving which stiffens things up from a oem setting to that of the Gas-a-just units.. Best shock for the $/best price typically found at Performance Suspension Technologies (PST) and typically about 1/3 less than Bilstein.
4) Gabriel- A very nice good quality HD OEM replacement type unit.
5) Monroe- avoid that junk!

Im running the factory 17 Pirellis on Bullit rims. So from your post I would say the KYB would be the best?
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I have the kybs gas adjust on my 09 v6 . Did firm up the ride a bit little you can feel bumps and potholes a little more. It did raise the rear end some wasn't to crazy about that but overall it's a good shock.
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I put the Koni Orange shocks on my '08. Seem to work ok, did not feel a huge difference from my stock Ford shocks with 70K on them.
The stockers were still in good shape, no leaks and still had gas pressure.

I do notice when hitting a speed hump, the Konis dampen better, less bounce. The Konis do seem to wallow less stuffing it into a corner.

The weird thing is the Konis squeak or chirp when topping out, but only in warm temps. Now that it is winter they are quiet, it will be interesting to see if they still do it when it warms up. I could only find one other guy who mentioned the chirping in a review, so it might be rare.
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