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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:23 pm 
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Hi guys, Ive had my ED XR6 for a few months now and have found the ride quality to be a bit too harsh for my tastes. What are the best shock aborbers I can install to improve ride quality?

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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:02 pm 
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Just put Monroe GT gas shockies in it, the valving is less dramatic than the Tickford spec Monroes fitted by Ford. besides the are about 1/3 of the price of replacement Genuine Tickford ones.
I have EL XR6 shocks in my 88EA, the were slightly softer than the EF XR6 ones. EF ones were yellow in colour & the EL ones were dark blue.
If i remember the ED ones were yellow too.
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Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:52 pm 
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what makes the monroe gt's so good? thats just about all i hear ppl rave about when it comes to shocks.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 9:04 pm 
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They are good for the money spent, good warranty too.
You could fit Koni's if you got the cash, then stuff around with the valve settings till you get what comfort level you want or are satisfied with.
Another thing that makes a harsh ride is very low profile tyres, bugger-all side wall flex for comfort, good handling though.
Bilstein shocks are even dearer again, i think.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:24 pm 
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would a set of these be good for comfort low springs? i want comfort, but i can get a set of gt's pritty cheap i think.

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:34 pm 
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best comfort springs ive ever had, bilstein by far!!!!

just so happened they handled awesome too haha.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:12 am 
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Daniel wrote:
best comfort springs ive ever had, bilstein by far!!!!

just so happened they handled awesome too haha.


cant beat that

they are the best when cruising but also excel when driving like a lunatic

***** 5 stars!
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Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:31 am 
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but they'll be ok for travel right?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:39 am 
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why wouldnt they be?
check out their site and have a chat to your local susp shop or our sponsors hightek brakes - they did mine.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:30 pm 
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your just full of good idea's arn't you Daniel?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:06 pm 
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Variable rate springs are the go, comfort at the height required,(super low, low, std, raised), when you load up, they can handle the weight, and chuckin it through the twisties, still handle good.

 

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