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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:39 am 
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OK, i did the kings and monro GT's a few months ago, looks great, gut is as bouncy as a kids jumping castle. So.... Help, more then one person in the car and it drives like a lump of s**t through a s-bend. what do i do now ?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:02 am 
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Are the shockers designed for the lowered springs?

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 1:08 am 
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Don't know, but alot of people here recomended them so i did it... All i can say is YUK!.... way to turn a falcon into a datsun 120Y !

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 12:01 pm 
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Then something is way wrong. I had those done to my EF GLi and it was fantastic. Hard as a rock. I would check with the place as to exactly what they installed and tell them your problem.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:09 pm 
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I did, i even made the effort to look under the car, yes they are the GT shockers and Kings super lows. Fine with one person in the car but that is it.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 2:38 pm 
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Sounds like they may have just put std length GT's in and not ones made for a lowered car. I dont know if there is any way to check a model number on the shocks to see though.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:16 pm 
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any one around Berwick Vic that has the same setup ? If so please let me know so you can take mine for a run and tell me if it feels normal

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2005 11:25 am 
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Hard does not necessarily mean best handling - hard means 80kph might well FEEL like you're going real quick and being a hero - until a bog stock Corolla canes yer a*** on a twisty road.

I've always maintained that Munro GT's are s**t compared to REAL performance shocks.

IMO the two choices are: cheap option = KYB (that's what Whiteline kits use) and done properly (expensive) option = Bilstein. Simple as that.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:55 am 
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Just a thought .... from memory isn't there a bumpstop between the body and the top of the diff housing?
Is it possible that the ride height is so low that with more than one passenger that the bump stop sits on the diff housing .... if this was the case you would have no suspension at all and a very uncomfortable ride.


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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:06 am 
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:27 am 
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Easiest way to check would be to jack the back of your car up onto some axle stands .... and then crawl underneath and check if there is a bump stop on the body above the nose of the diff ..... and how much clearance you have between them.
And while you are under there, have a look if anything else may be inhibiting suspension movement.

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 Post subject: Re: Kings Super Lows and Monro GT Shoooookkkerrsss
Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 1:33 am 
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ScottFiske wrote:
OK, i did the kings and monro GT's a few months ago, looks great, gut is as bouncy as a kids jumping castle. So.... Help, more then one person in the car and it drives like a lump of s**t through a s-bend. what do i do now ?


Mate ive got super lows and only just installed KYBs. They are a nice shock. Not too much of a bounce at all. I had monroe before these and it was the same it was like a jumping castle. The car now handles like its on rails. I definately would recommend them....
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 2:02 pm 
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Then something is way wrong. I had those done to my EF GLi and it was fantastic. Hard as a rock. I would check with the place as to exactly what they installed and tell them your problem.


hmm no, every superlow with monroe shock'd car ive been in felt like s**t.
Alot of Monroe owning people say its fine, until they ride in a car with KYB's, Boge's etc.
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