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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:54 am 
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To my suprise yesterday I was shown a set of Whiteline shocks and they were KYBs, now i was kind of suprised n Whiteline tell us that the shocks match their springs so well tht there is no need for individually made shockers to go with their springs..
At this point i figured 'OK', if its true that no prbs, however whats the word on th street about KYB shocks? Are they good for their price and what type of ride will you get from them?

Out of interest, are Whiteline springs made by someone else too? :roll: :cry:

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:30 pm 
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wouldn't suprise me
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 1:20 pm 
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probably the same kinda deal as pedders has wit (i think) monroe

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:15 pm 
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KYB are an excellent shock, they are stiffer than Koni but they arent rebuildable like Koni are. I would thorougly recommend them to anyone upgrading their suspension.

They also have the adjustable knobs on the more expensive ones, im not sure if they are available for the falcon though.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 2:24 pm 
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Do they ride very rough?
I dont wont a bone breaking ride lol. :lol:

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:30 pm 
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dan, its a firm smooth ride

i have kyb shocks wiht pedder springs, impressive handling with a fantastic ride which can also handle weight without an issue as well.
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:53 pm 
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fuzion wrote:
dan, its a firm smooth ride

i have kyb shocks wiht pedder springs, impressive handling with a fantastic ride which can also handle weight without an issue as well.

Cool do you know how they compare (in ride comfort) to monroe gt ones which i had in my old car - which i wouldnt use again.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:05 pm 
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Dan dont stuff around with crap.
if you want good stuff go for KONI or BILSTIEN ect they are the best without a doubt.

kyb are a cheap shocker and will show in their handling. although they are good for a while they fade quickly.

just buy koni. then you wont need to buy another shocker again.
but make sure you go to a place that knows them and can recommend the right package for you.

i would recommend s.c.leslie in heidelberg they do all the shocker work on my race car and they know their s**t.
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:34 pm 
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Dan dont stuff around with crap.
if you want good stuff go for KONI or BILSTIEN ect they are the best without a doubt.

kyb are a cheap shocker and will show in their handling. although they are good for a while they fade quickly.

just buy koni. then you wont need to buy another shocker again.
but make sure you go to a place that knows them and can recommend the right package for you.

i would recommend s.c.leslie in heidelberg they do all the shocker work on my race car and they know their s**t.

I honestly do not wish to go that far with shicks yet; koni n blists have a good reputation but i cant just throw money everywhere these days... Im still a youngn remember lol!

Thanks for the contact altho heidelberg is way out of my teriroty; ill defentely have a chat with them, and you never know, they might swing me round lol.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:49 pm 
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Dan

listen to an 'old bull' you 'youngn'

do the job correct the first time. it will save you money in the long run.
even if you buy the bits over a couple of months then get it fitted. if you dont buy what you WANT then is just a waste of money.
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 9:23 pm 
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Dan

listen to an 'old bull' you 'youngn'

do the job correct the first time. it will save you money in the long run.
even if you buy the bits over a couple of months then get it fitted. if you dont buy what you WANT then is just a waste of money.


ok, say if i wanted them, do u know what they are worth?
I was told by someone on ff that its like 700 a pair for the good ones - couldnt believe it n it scared me not to even ask; ill try n get prices on monday.

 

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LMAO, KYB cheap s**t, thats the best comment I've heard all day!

KYB are comparable to Koni... Koni are only adjustable off the car unless purcahsing the higher spec shock. KYB also have a higher spec shock with 9 i think adjustments.

If KYB are cheap s**t, then I'll eat my car!

Monroe GT are pretty soft in my opinion. If you want a plush sporty ride, keep the factory fitment on your FBT. As soon as you lower your car, the spring stiffness increases and the ride becomes firmer.

If you want quality, purchase Bilstein!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 1:09 am 
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LMAO, KYB cheap s**t, thats the best comment I've heard all day!

KYB are comparable to Koni... Koni are only adjustable off the car unless purcahsing the higher spec shock. KYB also have a higher spec shock with 9 i think adjustments.

If KYB are cheap s**t, then I'll eat my car!

Monroe GT are pretty soft in my opinion. If you want a plush sporty ride, keep the factory fitment on your FBT. As soon as you lower your car, the spring stiffness increases and the ride becomes firmer.

If you want quality, purchase Bilstein!


i dont see anywhere here where kyb have been called 'cheap s**t'

they are however a cheaper shocker and they dont have the build quality
that you will get with a koni or bilstein.

this is the point i was making.

and i stand by what i said. the kyb are a cheaper shocker that will fade out quicker than the koni's
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I have KYB shocks all round and I am also very happy with them.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:01 am 
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argh; everyone i ask or everything i read just says that the bilsteins are best i can get without tripiling the price ill pay for them.

Looks like i gotta get some quotes.

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