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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:49 pm 
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Can anyone tell me what brand and model shockies are the smoothest and give the best ride for a 97 el fairmont?
I dont want to buy the top shelf ones if there is not much differance in the ride and handling when compared to the cheaper ones.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 25, 2007 11:29 pm 
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KYB are apparently the best bang per buck. They are not bad by all accounts, a few people on here have them.

I am going to grab some KYB shocks for the rear of my ef, they are pretty damn cheap compared to pedders/gabriel too!

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:09 am 
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iv got KYB shocks all round on my EL but my cars riding on SSL springs.
they were very cheap and my car feels awesome with them.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 12:19 am 
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the smoothest i would have to say and the cheapest monroe gt gas mate, for that smooth ride,
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:48 pm 
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KYB with some dobinsons springs should do the trick, i have them, nice ride with hardly any roll
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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:36 pm 
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Amazing how many options and opinions. I reckon the Pedders Comfort gas would be the go, best of both worlds with the variable dampening, not the cheapest though.

 

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Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:17 am 
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Ok Aiden if its a stock EL fairmont just go for the Monroe GT Gas as they are not top shelf and will be fine for what you want as in smooth ride. Apparently sensor track are a little better for a stock ride with added comfort. Most of the replies so far are running lows, super lows and even ultra lows so they really cannot compare with stock height or ride as most should be running shortened shocks which most on the rears are heavy duty as standard.
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Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:01 pm 
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heard too many bad things about the monroes going belly up f**k quick. i'll have a look at the price of some others before i rush in.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:38 pm 
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nothing wrong with monroes mate if used in the correct manner,ive never had one comeback in 10 years that i know of ,
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