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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:13 am 
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hey everyone, my shockers are screwed. shall i just buy the standard shockers for my ef fairmont or should i buy lowered shockers.

Also what are the best brands

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:48 am 
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koni or kyb

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 10:55 am 
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thanks buddy

 

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KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
XTRACTORS 2.5 INCH PIPES HI-FLOW CAT SML STRAIGHT THRU MUFF TWIN TIPS
DBA STREET SERIES SLOTTED ROTORS
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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:09 pm 
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pedders GSR

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:40 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
pedders GSR


aren't they just monroe shocks coloured in with red texta at 125% price? :p.
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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:22 pm 
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B-I-L-S-T-E-I-N

Want to keep tinkering and buggering about with the car trying to get it to handle better? - get any other brand.

Want to just enjoy the F---k out of driving your car and not worry about making it better because it already is as good as it gets? - get Bilsteins - simple.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:46 pm 
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Koni adjustables......or Belstein Shocks...get the correct length to match the springs you have.....

Make sure you have a fat wallet if you go looking for the above shocks :wink:
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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:54 pm 
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I use KYBs and very happy with them.

 

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Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 4:57 pm 
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i was just gonna say i got a quote for KYB for $249 for all 4 and thats lowered shockers.

 

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KYB LOWERED SHOCKs & KINGSPRING SUPERLOWS
XTRACTORS 2.5 INCH PIPES HI-FLOW CAT SML STRAIGHT THRU MUFF TWIN TIPS
DBA STREET SERIES SLOTTED ROTORS
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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:14 pm 
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I've had the following shocks in my car - here are my observations from that EXPERIENCE:

Koni Red .......................... Yuck.
Koni Yellow ....................... Yuck.
Monroe GT Premium .......... #$@%&* CRAP!
KYB .................................. Very decent and competent OEM replacement but not really what I'd classify as performance.
Gabriel VST ...................... Excellent ride/handling but lasted only 5000km.
Pedders Sports Ryder ........ Felt very similar to KYB's.
Bilstein ............................. God uses these in his car.

A note about the Konis - they had excellent ride and could make the car "feel" like it was performing but the actual cornering and handling performance was not there - brought home when a Corolla whips yer a*** on a twisty bit you thought you were going the ducks guts on (with Bilsteins you wave ta-ta to same said Corolla whilst sipping your Maccas milkshake and driving with one hand). And the worst thing about particularly the Koni Yellows was they had a nasty tendency to make the car's ballance "shift" partway thru a corner - also one front one s**t itself and the dealer didn't want to know: "You must have used them wrong" - yeah, I fitted the useless s**t things to my car!!! (they worked great for holding the shed door open after I took them out of the car).

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 1:23 pm 
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Greenmachine wrote:
I've had the following shocks in my car - here are my observations from that EXPERIENCE:

Koni Red .......................... Yuck.
Koni Yellow ....................... Yuck.
Monroe GT Premium .......... #$@%&* CRAP!
KYB .................................. Very decent and competent OEM replacement but not really what I'd classify as performance.
Gabriel VST ...................... Excellent ride/handling but lasted only 5000km.
Pedders Sports Ryder ........ Felt very similar to KYB's.
Bilstein ............................. God uses these in his car.

A note about the Konis - they had excellent ride and could make the car "feel" like it was performing but the actual cornering and handling performance was not there - brought home when a Corolla whips yer a*** on a twisty bit you thought you were going the ducks guts on (with Bilsteins you wave ta-ta to same said Corolla whilst sipping your Maccas milkshake and driving with one hand). And the worst thing about particularly the Koni Yellows was they had a nasty tendency to make the car's ballance "shift" partway thru a corner - also one front one s**t itself and the dealer didn't want to know: "You must have used them wrong" - yeah, I fitted the useless s**t things to my car!!! (they worked great for holding the shed door open after I took them out of the car).


hi
i disagree if
you mean the yellow adjustable ones?
i find that the koni yellow adjustable are the best shocks i have ever used
great handling and you can adjust them.i have had these shocks for about 7 years and have been in 3 different cars and are still working great.
i have used pedders sports ryder and i found them to be much like the monroe gt. nothing special..
ive had some rubbish springs and shocks from pedders..
i paid good money for crap!!!

i had bilstein in my old chrysler and the gave it a great feeling through corners but chryslers never really handled anyway . i would say bilsteins are also a great shock aswell..

but your springs and swaybars have a lot to do with your handling aswell..

some people may agree some may disagree..
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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:31 pm 
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"but your springs and swaybars have a lot to do with your handling aswell.."

- quite right - and nothing I did with the springs (tried 3 different types) or swaybars (adjustable Whitelines) made those Konis handle decently - they always FELT like they were handling but really they weren't - contrast with the Bilsteins once they went in was nothing short of shocking.


"some people may agree some may disagree.."

- again, quite right.

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:42 pm 
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anyone know much about BOGE shocks?

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 6:30 pm 
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I've got the Koni Yellows and find them to be excellent - light years ahead of the Pedders Sportsryder system i had. You'll be more than pleased with both the Konis and Bilsteins. I originally planned to fit Bilsteins but went with the Koni's for a few reasons:

- Many people (including the experts i consulted) said they were too hard for everyday driving
- They not adjustable like the Konis

Both brands can be rebuilt and revalved if you want but i refused to rebuild brand new $1300 Bilsteins with softer valves..

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 7:14 pm 
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I've had two cars lowered one on Bilsteins and the other Koni adjustables.
The Bilsteins were great gave a smooth ride and the car took bumps with one rebound.
The Koni's were a little stiffer. You can feel the road more and generally gave a better handling.

Bilsteins have worked on the valve technology for a whlie which is why you can have a nice smooth ride while increasing the handling characteristics of the car.

My personal opinion is I prefer Konis. I like to feel the road more and enjoy a slightly harder ride.

 

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