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replacing rear shocks only?

i want to get the whole koni yellow set up but im not there yet, so can I just change the rear shocks? don't have the $ to do the front and the new caster camber plates that are required.


would it make the ride quality horrible having good shocks in rear and stock up front?


should I just wait and do it all at once?

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I've had rear Koni Yellows and rear sway-bar poly bushings for over a year. Because the rear suspension is the problem area with a SLRA car, it works just fine. The Yellows can be adjusted to your liking.


Like you, I plan to do the same thing up front at some time in the future.


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And I think the Koni's are currently on sale now.

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And it rides just fine? Does the rear feel better?
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Yes koni is on sale now. I was all set to do a gear swap when I saw the sale...
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And it rides just fine? Does the rear feel better?

I have a BPP car, so my suspension was a bit stiffer than a standard GT. Adding the rear Koni Yellows with the polyurethane swaybar bushings has made the rear end very planted, very stable, which translates into a car that handles better over-all. Especially with a SLRA car, what happens in the back translates forward.


Ride is what I want it to be, by adjusting the shocks.

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The Konis are going to be on sale until September and don't forget that for the gear swap you have spend money on the rebuild kit, friction modifier, gear oil and should spend the money replacing the bearings while the pumpkin is open. That tags on an extra $200. What are 2 shocks going to do?
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Good point.
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Get RP gear oil since it has the friction modifier in it. And definitely fine with just upgrading the rear.
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i want to get the whole koni yellow set up but im not there yet, so can I just change the rear shocks? don't have the $ to do the front and the new caster camber plates that are required.

would it make the ride quality horrible having good shocks in rear and stock up front?

should I just wait and do it all at once?
You can put them on now with no worries.

Set them somewhere between full soft and one quarter of a turn up from full soft.


When I got the yellows for my '08, Koni had just started to re-engineer the endlink brackets on the struts (IIRC, there was a weld failure problem at the time). Took nearly a whole year for the new design struts to filter down through the pipeline, and in that time there was never any issue with running OE struts paired with Koni shocks.


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