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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:11 pm 
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Hey guys, this is kinda urgent as im driving up to Queensland next wednesday night, and dont wana be doin a 12 hour trip with worn shocks!

What are the best shocks i can get for my el xr8?

I dont wana spend insane $$$$, but want something is of real good quality.
Also, i intend on lowering the car in the not too distant future, and want shocks that are compatible with say 2" lowered springs.

Also, what sort of $$$$ do you think the suggested shocks will cost? By the way, i can get them at wholesale price, so it kinda helps a bit! ;)

By the way, i have been told that pedders shocks start leaking oil after a while of use by a few people, including my mechanic!

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:38 pm 
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koni's
i bought kyb and i will get konis next time

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 7:42 pm 
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Neo_nick wrote:
koni's
i bought kyb and i will get konis next time


Yeah ive been told real good things about Koni's too.
Do you know what they're worth?

Also, if im going to lower the car in the nearish future, should i get shortened shocks now? Ie. will shortened shocks work on a stock ride height? Or will i have to use normal length shocks?

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:27 am 
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About 3 years ago, i priced up Koni adjustable for my Ef XR8, from memory they were around the 340 mark for the fronts (each) and about the same for the rears. The great thing about Konis is they are rebuildable once the wear out :)

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 7:42 pm 
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koni's

i got reds two weeks ago and i'm real happy

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:11 pm 
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aphexer wrote:
koni's

i got reds two weeks ago and i'm real happy


Good stuff.
How much did they set you back?
Just for the shocks i mean without labour.

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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 12:41 am 
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i got them at trade which was $373 for fronts and $244 for rears.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 1:24 pm 
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Go the Koni Red's - It will be cheaper if you get the springs and shocks done at the same time. Springs will only be an extra $200-$300 and install will be the same.

Ask the dealer when you get them if they are compatable at both ride heights but I think that they have different shocks for different ride heights.

 

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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:07 pm 
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Spork wrote:
Go the Koni Red's - It will be cheaper if you get the springs and shocks done at the same time. Springs will only be an extra $200-$300 and install will be the same.

Ask the dealer when you get them if they are compatable at both ride heights but I think that they have different shocks for different ride heights.


Koni reds huh?
Would they be alright on these s**t pothole-infested sydney roads?

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Posted: Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:29 pm 
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i run 6 koni,s on my race car , no problems with pot holes but. :lol:

i swear by koni they are a good product at a very fair price. some of the guys i race against have spent over $1000 each for shockers , my shockers are about $2000 for a SET!!
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Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:19 pm 
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If you want something cheaper I highly recommend Pedders SportsRyders. s**t all over KYB and Monroe..

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:50 am 
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true, I do not rate munroe's.

 

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