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 Post subject: Boge shocks
Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:57 am 
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Any body out there ever used these shocks in something like a Ghia type Falcon? I was told by a suspension shop, if I fit these shocks to my EL GT, the shocks will "self destruct" due to the weight of the car? :roll: They want to sell me the new Monroe GT Sport shock, trouble is, I am hearing some awful stories about the new Monroe GT Sports!!! Boges or Koni? :?

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:43 am 
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I am using BOGE front struts in my EB11 sedan. They came with the Kings Super Low springs I got. I have been driving with this setup for a couple of years, and have been very happy with the ride and handling.

I will say that when it is time to replace them I will be using the Ultima Short Heavy Duty struts, mainly due to my limited budget.

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:12 am 
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My limited budget will not stretch to $1800 for Bilstiens or KYB agx shocks. :oops:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:45 am 
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i have boge in the rear of mine. it sits this low. at this height it smashed out standard ones in a week

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:15 pm 
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how low is it though? running stock length shocks with lowered springs (particularly more than 1in) is never a good option as far as lifespan goes, particularly if your not careful and manage to bottom them out a few times.

Have a search for boge, there have been threads on it before. I ran shortened boge's in my last car with superlows and they were great. Also if the suspension place really said that I would consider going elsewhere....

 

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 Post subject: Re: Boge shocks
Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:19 pm 
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methuselah wrote:
They want to sell me the new Monroe GT Sport shock, trouble is, I am hearing some awful stories about the new Monroe GT Sports!!!


can you clarify on this? as i was planning on buying a set of these
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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:19 pm 
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From my understanding (very 2nd hand info!!) These shocks are supposed to be a match with King Springs (sl) 3 Guys have reported since fitting the spring & shock combo, their cars sit low & look good!!! But they now handle like bowls of jelly, one guy, (BA) has fitted a heavier spring set up again, to try & regain his cars handling. Another guy (ED) is removing the Monroe GT Sport shocks & refitting Monroe Gas shocks. Like I said guys, very 2nd hand info, but they all report the handling of the car is woeful :shock:

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:42 pm 
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BenJ wrote:
I am using BOGE front struts in my EB11 sedan. They came with the Kings Super Low springs I got. I have been driving with this setup for a couple of years, and have been very happy with the ride and handling.

I will say that when it is time to replace them I will be using the Ultima Short Heavy Duty struts, mainly due to my limited budget.

Cheers
BenJ


Dude i use Ultima's and Shelby springs... they are a budget item...!!! but trust me they are great quality product.. I put em in me ef.... was very happy!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:06 pm 
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skidder wrote:
how low is it though? running stock length shocks with lowered springs (particularly more than 1in) is never a good option as far as lifespan goes, particularly if your not careful and manage to bottom them out a few times.

Have a search for boge, there have been threads on it before. I ran shortened boge's in my last car with superlows and they were great. Also if the suspension place really said that I would consider going elsewhere....
Thanks to skidder & all who contributed their comments about Boge shocks, it's a done deal. Boge, here I come!!! 8-)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:48 pm 
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Im just another for Boge shocks, i have them in the rear of my EL Fairmont ghia with Dobinson lows with no issues. The ride is firm but not rock hard. They are the shortened type.
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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:42 am 
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I have boge short shocks with pedder springs in my EL Falcon GLI and there a good STANDARD replacement shock. If compared to monroe and other brands it has abit better handling & comfort characteristics.

I read alot of information on here and 98% boge where good and they are. but if i had my time again id DEFINATLY go Koni shocks with king springs. Would of cost me $600.00 more which i think is worth it.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:15 pm 
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yeah good to hear you are getting the BOGE shocks. I have them in the front of mine with whiteline springs and they are s**t hot! really comfortable and composed.

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:39 pm 
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+1 for BOGE 60mm shortened
+1 for KING Super Lows
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 Post subject: Re: Boge shocks
Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:14 pm 
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methuselah wrote:
Any body out there ever used these shocks in something like a Ghia type Falcon? I was told by a suspension shop, if I fit these shocks to my EL GT, the shocks will "self destruct" due to the weight of the car? :roll: They want to sell me the new Monroe GT Sport shock, trouble is, I am hearing some awful stories about the new Monroe GT Sports!!! Boges or Koni? :?


What do you want from the shocks?.Do you want it to scream around corners or do you want a lounge ride?

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:19 pm 
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i sell parts all day everyday its my job and i gotta say the monroe aint what it used to be and stay away fron the sensetrac s**t these boges we only sold our first set a few weeks ago and no reports yet

 

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