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shock/strut replacement

i am replacing my my struts and shocks and i am wondering if these shocks are good,

i heard if i am correct they are a stiff shock
i take my car to like canyons and stuff like that just to cruise

let me know what u guys think, i am on a budget and the prize seems fair

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I have those same shocks on my car now, plan on purchasing those same struts when I do my suspension overhaul in the next month or two. They are a good replacement for a DD street setup on a budget. From what you describe (being on a budget and not racing) they will be good, in my opinion. Good luck!


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They're nothing special, but if your stock ones are done then they'll be better than nothing. If you can save up a little more, Tokico HP's are supposed to be a decent quality shock at a reasonable price.


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thanks guys for replying.....

i just heard they run stiff so i was curious... i kinda like the feel of the road type of feeling

and also i am tight on cash, but are these better than any other oem like gabriel stuff monroe
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I have those same shocks on my car now, plan on purchasing those same struts when I do my suspension overhaul in the next month or two. They are a good replacement for a DD street setup on a budget. From what you describe (being on a budget and not racing) they will be good, in my opinion. Good luck!
how were they? any stuff ride type
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The shocks are fine (been on for about 12,000 miles). Like, Socal said, nothing special but they were a huge improvement over the stock ones i replaced.

I'm just as strapped for cash like you are so i have to make do with what i have. Having said that, I am tossing around the idea of going a step up with my struts and doing Tokico HPs or Koni's.

I think you will be happy with the KYBs...

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I went with Bilstien I paid a little more but well worth it they Handel great !!!!


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Those are better than stock, but not racy. I like Strange 10-way adjustable shocks and struts. They can be adjusted by hand, no tools, within minutes so you can go from a comfy ride to stiff for good cornering by simply pulling over and twisting the knobs. They're nice!

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I have Koni STR.T shocks and struts, I combined them with H&R Super Sport lowering springs, and it is a HUGE improvement over stock (my old shocks and struts were completely shot though). I did some research and was thinking about getting KYB because they were cheap and I had a tight budget, but after reading reviews and comparisons, I ended up spending the extra dollars to get Koni instead, seems like just about everyone would agree they are better than KYB. I would get Bilsteins, but that was too expensive this time. Most people recommend to not get new quad-shocks when you get better-than-stock shocks, especially if you have aftermarket control arms, as they are not necessary anymore then.

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thanks for the input guys, i guess imma just go with those kybs! i mean anything is better than stock.... i take my car to the canyons and i think right now it holds up well...all ive done on suspension is lca and uca from latemodelrestoration ....

honestly do i really the quad shocks? i mean do they serve a purpose when it comes to turns and stuff like that?
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thanks for the input guys, i guess imma just go with those kybs! i mean anything is better than stock.... i take my car to the canyons and i think right now it holds up well...all ive done on suspension is lca and uca from latemodelrestoration ....

honestly do i really the quad shocks? i mean do they serve a purpose when it comes to turns and stuff like that?
The quad-shocks were put in to increase traction during hard acceleration as the suspension will wind up, but aftermarket LCA's and UCA's usually eliminate that problem, and combined with aftermarket shocks there should be no reason to replace them, many choose to remove them completely. If they are included in a kit then sure, replace them, but if you purchase all shocks and struts individually I say leave them out.

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The quad-shocks were put in to increase traction during hard acceleration as the suspension will wind up, but aftermarket LCA's and UCA's usually eliminate that problem, and combined with aftermarket shocks there should be no reason to replace them, many choose to remove them completely. If they are included in a kit then sure, replace them, but if you purchase all shocks and struts individually I say leave them out.


well damm thdres a set kybs that dont include the quad shocks....if i dont need thrm, y bother buying them lol
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well damm thdres a set kybs that dont include the quad shocks....if i dont need thrm, y bother buying them lol
I see that the kit without quad's on LatemodelRestoration is about $80 cheaper, so I would definitely get that. If you do decide on replacing the quads later on you can get cheap aftermarket ones for about $35 a piece. I'd rather put those $80 towards other suspension mods, or maybe a throttle body and plenum.

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I see that the kit without quad's on LatemodelRestoration is about $80 cheaper, so I would definitely get that. If you do decide on replacing the quads later on you can get cheap aftermarket ones for about $35 a piece. I'd rather put those $80 towards other suspension mods, or maybe a throttle body and plenum.
yea thats where i saw them,

what you guys think of the kyb gr2's? i found a set for 212 shipped.... are those better thsn the kybs gas a just?
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thanks for the input guys, i guess imma just go with those kybs! i mean anything is better than stock.... i take my car to the canyons and i think right now it holds up well...all ive done on suspension is lca and uca from latemodelrestoration ....

honestly do i really the quad shocks? i mean do they serve a purpose when it comes to turns and stuff like that?
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