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Best Shocks and Springs for the $$$??

This is a discussion on Best Shocks and Springs for the $$$?? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; BS to all that say they dont notice a STB doing anything,, the STB was my first install and I ...

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    BS to all that say they dont notice a STB doing anything,,

    the STB was my first install and I took it out on the curvey roads in my area and I felt a diff,,

    Was it lots,NO,,it was not like a comparison of coffee to meth,,was it a diff,,,YES,,

    Also,,,to those that dont feel it,,,no problem,,like I said,,I felt a diff,,which means its doing something to tighten up things,,does this equate to better handling,,WHO can really say,,,since on the back roads (not a nice smooth race track) what makes your car tighter cant be bad...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TerribleTed View Post
    BS to all that say they dont notice a STB doing anything,,

    the STB was my first install and I took it out on the curvey roads in my area and I felt a diff,,

    Was it lots,NO,,it was not like a comparison of coffee to meth,,was it a diff,,,YES,,

    Also,,,to those that dont feel it,,,no problem,,like I said,,I felt a diff,,which means its doing something to tighten up things,,does this equate to better handling,,WHO can really say,,,since on the back roads (not a nice smooth race track) what makes your car tighter cant be bad...
    that is the key right there...your first install...how many miles were on the car when you did it...decarbons suck ..you will feel a difference when you slap it on a subpar suspension set up..or at least think you feel it.....you put real shocks,springs and sway bar end links on and you wont notice shit from the stb..on or off...it has been proven again and again that the suspension setup and design of the car makes the stb pointless on late 4th gen cars...period...that is why the people who race and make their lifes about suspension for these cars 1. dont run stb..and 2. laugh when people come in and say a stb works and ignore their posts and such...

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    Hello,

    Ran across this old post when trying to determine which height to set my Koni SA's. I currently have Tekico shocks/struts with Eibach springs on my '95 Z. I like the ride height but wasn't sure this would change with the Koni's. Should I leave the snap ring at the top setting or lower one? Any thoughts/comments?
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    https://www.koni-na.com/en-US/NorthA...117&mk=10&mt=1
    Last edited by Roryh19; 12-24-2017 at 02:45 PM.

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    Running Koni D/A's on the front of our car -- no snap ring setup on those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Running Koni D/A's on the front of our car -- no snap ring setup on those.
    I have the Koni S/A's which have a snap ring under the spring perch.
    I'll take a pic

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    Wasn't able to upload a pic (is there a trick?) but here is the link to Koni.
    Looking at the yellow strut you can see a grove made for the snap ring.
    The black perch is covering the top one which I assume is normal ride height?
    https://www.koni-na.com/en-US/NorthA...117&mk=10&mt=1
    Last edited by Roryh19; 12-24-2017 at 02:46 PM.

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    Ok - snap ring for the spring perch. I honestly do not recall that option on my D/A's. Will have to look -- in 4 months when the weather lets me get the cars back out of the building.

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    Haha, we don't have the weather problems on TX. As long as you can handle the summer heat.
    I'll probably just experiment with the 2 settings. Although compressing the springs is not my fav.

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    Definitely something you want to do in a safe manner. I modified our external spring compressors for better grip, always wear safety glasses, and never point the top or bottom at me when working on one.

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for some advice. I've got a 2000 Firehawk that I purchased with mods already done. It needs better shocks and springs for sure ! Dude did SLP SFC's and STB but left the stock DeCarbons and springs. Odd feeling for sure, stiff but soft at the same time. I had Eibachs and Konis in my 3rd gen, great set-up. I don't need cheap but also don't want to spend thousands. Also, I don't want the car too low because of where I drive, clearance issues. Any advice would be great.
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