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    Do we have shocks or struts?

    I have a 99 TA and I need to know if the car have shocks or struts, and if it do have shocks whats the best brand to put on the TA? want a nice ride.

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    Struts in the front shocks in the rear. i have bilsteins on mine and it rides good (for a lowered car)

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    Best brand depends on how much you want to spend + plans for the car.

    Different shocks for DD, straight track (1/8, 1/4 mile) vs auto cross.

    Bilsteins and Konis (most expensive) are at the top of the list.

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    On my first car (97 Mustang GT) I installed Bilsteins on that and I would have to say they are way worth the money... Those things alone completely changed my cars performance and ride! I more than likely will be getting those for my Z28!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by My00Z28 View Post
    On my first car (97 Mustang GT) I installed Bilsteins on that and I would have to say they are way worth the money... Those things alone completely changed my cars performance and ride! I more than likely will be getting those for my Z28!!!
    i spent the extra money and yes there worth it

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    bilsteins . shocks in the back, struts up front.

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    Not into the race shock thing, I just want a good riding shock for a car that sees the highway .where can I get the Bilstein shocks and what's the cost for the rear ones? do anyone have other shocks they like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WICKEDLS1 View Post
    here is the link to where i got mine

    Search for ALLSHOCKS online. Then look for Chevy Camaro.
    dang i really want that whole set!!! i bet the car would ride amazing then!!!
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    yeah i had already bought my eibach pro kit from one of the members on here so i just got the struts ans shocks. plus their prices really arent that bad since the top of the line economy shocks are close to 50/ea.

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    ya i saw that still looking at 450ish all the way around but still worth it IMO

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    How are you people thinking that we got struts on the front? You've got upper and lower A arms and a coil over shock? The rest of you might have somekinda weird setup but the way I see it is Coilover shocks in the front and regular shocks with seperate coils in the back. I run AFCO DA Terminators Shocks front and rear with 300# springs coilover in the front.
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    im pretty sure its a strut in tell a coil is placed over it then it is called a "coilover" the coilover without a spring is called a strut! correct me if im wrong...

    a quick search of a definition came up with this: (A coilover is an automobile suspension device. "Coilover" is short for "coil spring over strut".)
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    Quote Originally Posted by My00Z28 View Post
    im pretty sure its a strut in tell a coil is placed over it then it is called a "coilover" the coilover without a spring is called a strut! correct me if im wrong...

    a quick search of a definition came up with this: (A coilover is an automobile suspension device. "Coilover" is short for "coil spring over strut".)

    Correct

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    Quote Originally Posted by My00Z28 View Post
    im pretty sure its a strut in tell a coil is placed over it then it is called a "coilover" the coilover without a spring is called a strut! correct me if im wrong...

    a quick search of a definition came up with this: (A coilover is an automobile suspension device. "Coilover" is short for "coil spring over strut".)
    Well now thats real interesting! So why does JEGS or Summit sell Front Shocks for a 98 Camaro and not Front Struts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by My00Z28 View Post
    im pretty sure its a strut in tell a coil is placed over it then it is called a "coilover" the coilover without a spring is called a strut! correct me if im wrong...

    a quick search of a definition came up with this: (A coilover is an automobile suspension device. "Coilover" is short for "coil spring over strut".)
    An automotive suspension strut combines the primary function of a shock absorber (as a damper), with the ability to support sideways loads not along its axis of compression, somewhat similar to a sliding pillar suspension, thus eliminating the need for an upper suspension arm. This means that a strut must have a more rugged design, with mounting points near its middle for attachment of such loads.

    Like I said we have upper and lower A-Arms.

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    Because they are correct technically

    Shocks and struts serve the same purpose, to dampen the vibrations of a mechanical system. The difference is that a strut is an integral part of the suspension whereas a shock is just an add on damper. A strut supports the weight of the vehicle, and typically (but not always) replaces the upper control arm and serves as pivots for the steering rack. A shock supports no significant weight and is installed solely to dampen the resonant vibrations of the spring.


    When you got to order replacements for the front you get a strut cartridge and for the rear you get a shock. I just did this in Jan when I install my Hotchkins springs. When I took the fronts off I found my drivers front was starting to go (leaking).

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    whats it matter op's question was answered either way

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