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Ford just added the quadshocks because the junky factory control arms wheel hopped like crazy without them. Upgrade to these and you'll have better handling, better grip, and no need for quad shocks:

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Not to hijack the thread, but Sharad, are you able to give me a good deal on a set of LCA's, and possibly UCA's? I want to do control arms along with new ball joints this summer.


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anybody heard of touring tech performance shocks/struts? they are meant for oem springs or lowering springs....

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Not to hijack the thread, but Sharad, are you able to give me a good deal on a set of LCA's, and possibly UCA's? I want to do control arms along with new ball joints this summer.
Absolutely. Drop me a PM and I'll hook you up. Right now we have a 13% off sale going on. And I can throw in a free t-shirt too!


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Absolutely. Drop me a PM and I'll hook you up. Right now we have a 13% off sale going on. And I can throw in a free t-shirt too!
Wish I could get it now, but I am 30000 feet over sea level on my way back to Europe now. I'll be back in July!

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Performance: BAMA 93R Custom Tune, FRPP 4.10 Gears w/ Terminator spec T-Lok.
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with regards to shocks.....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.

4) Gabriel- A very nice good quality HD OEM replacement type unit.

5) Monroe- stay away from that junk!

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with regards to shocks.....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.

4) Gabriel- A very nice good quality HD OEM replacement type unit.

5) Monroe- stay away from that junk!
best info i received here, thanks!

i ended up with tbe gr2's
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with regards to shocks.....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.

4) Gabriel- A very nice good quality HD OEM replacement type unit.

5) Monroe- stay away from that junk!
Great info, but what Koni's are you referring to as overpriced? The STR.T's for our Mustangs are definitely not overpriced, they are cheaper than Tokico and Bilstein, and just a tad more expensive than KYB. I have the Koni STR.T's on all four corners and I love them, but they do give quite a stiff ride, which in my opinion is a good thing. That depends more on what you want from the car though, point being I was on a budget and got those because they were cheap and had great reviews.

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Performance: BAMA 93R Custom Tune, FRPP 4.10 Gears w/ Terminator spec T-Lok.
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Wish I could get it now, but I am 30000 feet over sea level on my way back to Europe now. I'll be back in July!
I'll hook you up when you get back.


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with regards to shocks.....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.

4) Gabriel- A very nice good quality HD OEM replacement type unit.

5) Monroe- stay away from that junk!

^^ Strange 10-ways are notably absent from that list.


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