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This is a discussion on Best shocks? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; i have bilsteins right now with eibach pro kit drop springs and i feel every damn bump in the road..i ...

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    Best shocks?

    i have bilsteins right now with eibach pro kit drop springs and i feel every damn bump in the road..i hate that crap..what kit is best? who is running what/where did you get them/ how much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99 Formula View Post
    i have bilsteins right now with eibach pro kit drop springs and i feel every damn bump in the road..i hate that crap..what kit is best? who is running what/where did you get them/ how much?
    koni/strano's lovem

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    where did you get them? how much were they?

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    strano is a sponser on here......check out his site.....koni's run around 800...the springs are 269 last i knew

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99 Formula View Post
    i have bilsteins right now with eibach pro kit drop springs and i feel every damn bump in the road..i hate that crap..what kit is best? who is running what/where did you get them/ how much?
    I'm assuming mine are stock, but I have the same problem accompanied by little squeaks. Especially down my street which is a rural road...

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    Koni is the best. I have them on my Ferrari and it is like glass in that car. They are quite pricy, but you'll feel the difference. I plan to put them on my bird when I need to replace them.

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    What is the difference between the Strano Koni's and the Koni's that came on the original 'real' 1LE optioned cars? Probably looking to do this mod in the spring- getting ready to put the Z away for the winter-

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    I run HAL QA-1 Double Adjustable front/rear. Best darn shocks in the world IMO. I purchased them from BMR Fabrication, $635 for the set.

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    ok quick question. what are the req for "best shocks" i mean if you can feel eevry bump in the road then your bound and rebound are pretty high.. which would make them a track "inspired" set up and compared to a "less bumby ride " with less bound and rebound would tec. make them worse shocks..
    "perfomance wise"...i dunno

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    Quote Originally Posted by volleybill View Post
    What is the difference between the Strano Koni's and the Koni's that came on the original 'real' 1LE optioned cars? Probably looking to do this mod in the spring- getting ready to put the Z away for the winter-
    Strano's refer to Sam's Springs that he sells.
    Koni's are available in SA Single Adjustable (for rebound only) And DA Double Adjustable (rebound and compression).
    Most get the S/A's, I have them and coupled with Sam's Springs and his 35/22 Swaybar set the difference from stock is Night and Day.

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    I understand that "strano's" refers to Sams shocks- I know he has the Bilsteins re-valved to his specification- I was just wondering if he used special settings for the Koni's, and how they compared to the factory Koni's that came on the older 1LE cars that had Koni's as an option from the factory- anybody know if they are the same?

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    Not sure but I believe the 1LE Koni's were the D/A's

    And both sets I refered to are adjustable by you, Sam doesn't do anything to them. If you purchase them from Sam he will give you a ballpark starting point for your particular setup. Then you can tailor them to your own personal settings.

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    The factory Koni's where in fact off the shelve D/As. As far as the difference between the D/As and the S/As is the bump adjustment other than that performance is about identical. I had D/A's on my previous car and decided to go with the S/A's this time around and am happy with the decision.
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    Actually the D/A's have "stiffer" bump and rebound valving vs. the SA's. I know Sam typically recommends the SA's. But if you already have the 1LE Koni's you don't need to buy new ones because they can be rebuilt... I'm not sure If I can post the companies name or not, so do a Google search.

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    ijust know that my eibach springs and my bilsteins are killing my ride...i dont want to fel every damn bump dip in the freakin road..if the car was just for road racing then no big deal but she is not...she has track duties, around town mustang killing, and some days back and forth to work, but whne i take her out for cruises i dont want to feel every thing the road has to offer....and from what i can understand the koni/stranos is the key to making the car ride beautifully...also i got a BMR 32 MM front sway bar to go on..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 99 Formula View Post
    ijust know that my eibach springs and my bilsteins are killing my ride...i dont want to fel every damn bump dip in the freakin road..if the car was just for road racing then no big deal but she is not...she has track duties, around town mustang killing, and some days back and forth to work, but whne i take her out for cruises i dont want to feel every thing the road has to offer....and from what i can understand the koni/stranos is the key to making the car ride beautifully...also i got a BMR 32 MM front sway bar to go on..
    A performance suspension means there's not going to be much give going over bumps. It's a drawback for a better handling car. For how particular you want your ride to be....may want to think about doing an air bag system. Other than that, if you want a cadillac ride then you'll have to get a cadillac. Just my .02 worth.

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    Well actually the Eibach Pro Kit is not optimal for ride (which you already know) or handling. They drop the car way too far. The Koni's will not help eliminate the harsh ride. Shocks only dampen the spring movement.

    You would be much better off selling those springs and getting a set of Strano Springs.

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