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Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:09 am 
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hey everyone i want some new shocks for the front of my XR6 but dont know which ones to get and mainly for a comfortable ride
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Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 3:53 pm 
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Try http://www.durashock.com.au/

I'm impressed with my shocks from them.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:35 pm 
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ive just bought a set ,''front & rear'' BOGE shocks for my ef.
around $350 all up.standard .you can get shortened 1s too.same $?
havent fitted them yet .
they have a lifetime warranty . :wink:


http://www.shockreco.com.au/boge.htm

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:03 am 
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Let us know how they go once you have fitted the shocks dude.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:34 pm 
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will do mate ..


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 Post subject: Re: choosing shocks
Posted: Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:03 am 
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jamie22_cole wrote:
hey everyone i want some new shocks for the front of my XR6 but dont know which ones to get and mainly for a comfortable ride

Sell the xr and buy a fairlane.

Or, to get the most comfortable ride possible with h/d lowered coils (and uprated swaybars?), you need no more compression damping than is necessary, just the right amount of rebound damping to suit the coils and swaybars, and a quality shock. When you want to achieve something somewhat against the odds, it's a bit more difficult to achieve, of course, and may involve more compromise, or money, or research, or two of these, or all three.

Koni red shocks would be a good choice here because they have a normal level of compression damping, and the rebound damping can be adjusted up to suit your coils. Being a quality shock gives you a better chance of achieving your more difficult aim. Bilstein yellows are also good. Other than that you either take pot luck or somehow find out the characteristics of any given shock. A potential problem is a standard shock like a standard monroe possibly won't have enough rebound damping, yet a gt gas will be too firm in compression, and maybe even extension as well.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:38 pm 
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I'm running KYB's up front and very happy
with them.
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Posted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 8:33 pm 
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if ya got the cash koni adjustables for sure
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Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:49 am 
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ELXR6lookalike wrote:
if ya got the cash koni adjustables for sure

For a comfortable ride go the koni reds, and try them adjusted up half a turn to suit the h/d coils. If you don't have enough rebound damping there will be an uncomfortable upwards acceleration as the h/d coils expand. And if you have too much rebound damping there will be uncomfortable downwards accelerations.

The Koni sports (yellow) have a firmer footvalve (compression damping) which comes at a slight cost to comfort. They also have firmer rebound at the lowest setting, but this might be just right, you may not want it any lower than that anyway.

 

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