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    KYB Shocks - any good?

    Everyone always mentions Koni Shocks but I was just wondering how good the Adjustable KYB Shocks are. Anyone have these? Thanks

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    I have them, they do a decent job. There is better out there, but they serve their purpose sufficiently.
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    they have a potential for breaking-not like malfunctioning, but actually coming apart. It seems to be hit n miss with various member feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    they have a potential for breaking-not like malfunctioning, but actually coming apart. It seems to be hit n miss with various member feedback.
    damn...

    well this is more for autocrossing/daily driving so umm i dont want them to come apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I have them, they do a decent job. There is better out there, but they serve their purpose sufficiently.
    Have you had any problems with your breaking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StylesMcKnob View Post
    damn...

    well this is more for autocrossing/daily driving so umm i dont want them to come apart
    Koni double adjustables if you're making a hardcore rally car...that way you can make them super good on the track, then return them to soft for street driving. The Single adjustables are very too and cost about 40% less

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    Koni double adjustables if you're making a hardcore rally car...that way you can make them super good on the track, then return them to soft for street driving. The Single adjustables are very too and cost about 40% less

    Agreed.

    Single seem to be what most would need. Unless you're going all out and doing hardcore cornering for time trials...I would go double adjustables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric @ W.A.R. View Post
    Agreed.

    Single seem to be what most would need. Unless you're going all out and doing hardcore cornering for time trials...I would go double adjustables.
    I'm pretty hardcore and race my car... if you even considering dual, get only for the front... no point in getting dual-adj for the rear.
    SA are more than enough.

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    Have you had any problems with your breaking?
    No, but I am not a good test mule for them either.

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    If your going auto crossing it's going to depend on how serious you want to get. A set of Koni double adjustables is what a lot of guys run. Revalved Bilsten's are popular too. At the mid divisional and national level they can get pretty elaborate with valving.

    The Single Adjustable Hal's on all four or a regular set of Bilsten's are a good mid cost solution.

    I have Koni Double adjustables of the front and the hal aluminum on the rear. Have you bought race tires and a spare set of wheels yet?

    Koni Double adjustables turned nearly all the way down are still a lot stiffer than the stock de carbon units.

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    I got KYB adjustables on mine set to kill full time and travel on uneven backroads daily. Been 2 years no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slims00ls1z28 View Post
    I got KYB adjustables on mine set to kill full time and travel on uneven backroads daily. Been 2 years no problems.
    see, i'm telling you, they are hit n miss

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    If you want to get serious about autocrossing....and I mean compete at the national level......then it's Koni Double Adjustables.......you can go thru all the top SCCA competitors use them......but if you're tinkering around at the local level and such....KYB's aren't bad for the buck......I used to autocross years ago and started with them.....they were fine.....and for the record....haven't heard of any just falling apart....not saying that it can't happen but never heard of it...

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