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    Billsteins shocks

    I have a question.
    I'm goin to buy new shocks. Billsteins. I knw konis are the best. And bilsteins are better than KYBs. So my question is. Which ones I need?
    Billsteins HD or bilsteins SLP?
    I'll be lowering the car with stranos springs.
    I'm pretty sure my car has the stock shocks and it has about 125k miles. It feels horrible.

    Thanks for the help
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    from a guy who hates SLP with a passion, get the SLP ones. Sam Strano will tell you to go with them, especially if you are using the Strano shocks, I trust his judgement.

    I have the SLP ones on stock springs and love them btw, no experience with HDs though,

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    i think thats the only thing slp does it good huh,,lol

    i read before sam strano recommend that,, i just wanted to make sure,,, i hpoe the car handles good after that

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    Quote Originally Posted by justinmc978 View Post
    I have the SLP ones on stock springs and love them btw, no experience with HDs though,
    Did that lower your car much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenixXIV View Post
    Did that lower your car much?
    on stock springs it's pretty much exactly the same as factory height.

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    question.... ill be buying the shocks today... do they come wtih the struts?? or ready to install?? ill be putting them with stranos any info will be apreciated
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    question.... ill be buying the shocks today... do they come wtih the struts?? or ready to install?? ill be putting them with stranos any info will be apreciated
    thanks
    they come with everything necessary, new hardware and all. but the instructions are TERRIBLE, so, either make sure when you take apart your factory ones, you remember what order the bushings and washers go, or ask us again to make sure,

    on the front struts there is an extra shiny cap looking object that will be hammered onto the top of the strut. took me forever to figure out what it was.

    make sure the re-use the dust boots.

    Locktit is great insurace for nuts coming loose.

    get WHITE LITHIUM GREASE, coat EVERYTHING with it, every bushing, rubber, or meal piece new and old, 'stuff is amazing.

    great install help: check the panel on the right:
    http://www.ls1howto.com/

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    thanks bro....
    my friend is gonna help to get this done.. he has not much exprience with camaros but im sure he has an idea...

    but the proble is the car has so much rust and sure the bolts are gonna brake because same thing happen with the sway bar.. what could i do to prevent that?

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    pretty sure the HD's are for trucks...HD = Heavy Duty. I've seen them on truck forums before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    thanks bro....
    my friend is gonna help to get this done.. he has not much exprience with camaros but im sure he has an idea...

    but the proble is the car has so much rust and sure the bolts are gonna brake because same thing happen with the sway bar.. what could i do to prevent that?
    wait so the long bolts on each end of the sway bar are rusted? use penetrating spray (I like PB lube) and SLOWLY try to un-bolt it

    the bolts on the top of the front struts will definitly be rusted then, so,

    A) get a big pair of vice grips and latch them to the top of the 'pole', then while holding it try to get the screw off

    B) take it to a shop to see if they can,

    C) do what I did, the redneck way, wedge a sawzall blade in between the dust boot and the rubber cap, and start cutting away. the object is to cut through the thin 'pole' you were attaching the vice grips to. you can pull the thing apart when you cut through it


    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    pretty sure the HD's are for trucks...HD = Heavy Duty. I've seen them on truck forums before.
    well, no they specifically fit F-bodies, thats just the name of them.

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    I see, I must be thinking of something else then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    I see, I must be thinking of something else then.
    http://www.leftlanenews.com/chevrole...do-2500hd.html

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