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    hey guys, just a quick question....

    are these shocks the best koni shocks, but what confusese me is the 4/3 4/4 crar I've tried contacting sam, but no avail.

    and are these price for all 4 shocks? please help me I am in the loo

    http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=21&ModelID=8

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurraquio View Post
    hey guys, just a quick question....

    are these shocks the best koni shocks, but what confusese me is the 4/3 4/4 crar I've tried contacting sam, but no avail.

    and are these price for all 4 shocks? please help me I am in the loo

    http://www.stranoparts.com/partdetai...D=21&ModelID=8
    From what I have gathered The 4/4 is adjustable on the car in the rear as the 4/3 is not. And yes the price is different. 4/3 732.00 4/4 835.20. And yes they are the best. Ppl on here will tell you that. I got a set of strano springs on the last batch and in a couple weeks I will be ordering the 4/4.

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    4/4 is 4th gen front and 4th gen rear.
    4/3 is 4th gen front and 3rd gen rear.

    4th gen fronts are on-car adjustable if installed properly.
    4th gen rears are on-car adjustable as well (with 10 settings).
    3rd gen rears need to be removed from the car to adjust (with 4 settings).

    The way Strano described it to me, was that the 3rd gen rear shocks handle the heavy rearends a small amount better than the 4th gen rears. Granted, he also said the stock shocks are a 1 in handling it, the 4th gens are a 9.5, and the 3rd gens are a 10.


    I have the 4/3 on my car with Strano's springs.

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    Lou's hit the nail on the head.

    IMO the 4/4's are worth the extra money just for the ease of adjustability that's why I have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    4/4 is 4th gen front and 4th gen rear.
    4/3 is 4th gen front and 3rd gen rear.

    4th gen fronts are on-car adjustable if installed properly.
    4th gen rears are on-car adjustable as well (with 10 settings).
    3rd gen rears need to be removed from the car to adjust (with 4 settings).

    The way Strano described it to me, was that the 3rd gen rear shocks handle the heavy rearends a small amount better than the 4th gen rears. Granted, he also said the stock shocks are a 1 in handling it, the 4th gens are a 9.5, and the 3rd gens are a 10.


    I have the 4/3 on my car with Strano's springs.
    So regaurdless go with the 4/4 no matter what gen your car is?

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    Yes I will go with the 4/4, but is that price for the front and rear shocks? if it is thats a steal.

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    4/4 835.20 till the end of july and yes for a full set of Four they were 900+ earlier this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinsB View Post
    4/4 835.20 till the end of july and yes for a full set of Four they were 900+ earlier this year
    Yeah IIRC I paid $880 last spring for the 4/4's
    Well worth the expense IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpinsB View Post
    So regaurdless go with the 4/4 no matter what gen your car is?
    I went 4/3....because I have a heavyass 9" under my car.

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    Ohh I plan to put a 9 inch so I should go with 4/3's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurraquio View Post
    Ohh I plan to put a 9 inch so I should go with 4/3's?
    You will love either route.

    Just takes a little longer to get the 3rd gen rears into correct adjustment.

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    I have the 4/4's with a nine inch on mine with no issues. The ease of adjusting won out over the slight advantage the 4/3's might have in handling. Either way, you'll be happy.

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    thanks I am going with the 4/4 then, and since I have till the end of June, for the sale to end, then I might get another thing and move the schocks to the to buy list, but now its #2

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