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This is a discussion on Looking at shocks within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I love the current stance of my car. Sadly, the ride sucks. Springs are ProKit. Shocks are currently stock DeCarbons.... ...

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    Looking at shocks

    I love the current stance of my car.
    Sadly, the ride sucks.

    Springs are ProKit.
    Shocks are currently stock DeCarbons....

    Looking at Koni SA's.
    I do drag race, but I drive on the street much more than I race.
    So, looking for decent bite at the strip but a better ride on the street.

    Sam Strano??
    Others?
    Advice please!

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    Koni SAs are great choice.
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    Bilstien or Koni seems to be the way to go.

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    Bilstiens got QA issues or something, I'm going Koni.

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    I would talk to Sam Strano, he can point you in the best direction for what you want and need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C&Cbird View Post
    I would talk to Sam Strano, he can point you in the best direction for what you want and need.
    Hoping he will see this.
    I won't be ready to purchase for a month or so, and I know he is busy.
    Just waiting for now.

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    Honestly Curt, you should get the Koni DA's for the sheer fact that you want it to be a track monster and street bruiser. A lot of people shave their times with better shock set ups.

    Revalved Bilstiens are another option, but you are then stuck with only one setting.

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    I would go with the QA1's the 12 way adjustable man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    I would go with the QA1's the 12 way adjustable man
    If it was a drag car, I would be going that route.

    I only race 4-6 times a year. Would rather have a comfortable ride on my current stance.
    Some decent bite would be a plus.

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    my friend runs them up front, and in the rear he has stockers, its really a comfey combo and great for track

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    Got em (Qa1s) on mine and I only race like twice a year. All those pics of your car Luos and none with the front wheels in the air. lol. I firmed up the fronts a bit and it's a lil better. They sure are purdy too.

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    Alright....


    Sam??? Where are ya??

    QA1's or Koni's with the ProKit?
    More of a street car, but I do like it to do well at the strip.
    LOVE the stance it has now. ProKit and the stock shocks.

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    Your gonna have to call Strano. I tried talking to him via internet, he told me to call him b/c he just can't tell you what to do, you'll have to talk with him for a bit, but he's really helpful. I say if your on the street most of the time, koni's are your best shot.

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    Qa1s won't change the stance. Rear springs set the height in back, that won't change. Front ride height is adjustable. I already know what Sam will say. He's not a fan of Hals. Everyone I know literally has QA1s or Strange shocks and !front sway bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    I already know what Sam will say. He's not a fan of Hals.
    Do you know why?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Qa1s won't change the stance. Rear springs set the height in back, that won't change. Front ride height is adjustable. I already know what Sam will say. He's not a fan of Hals. Everyone I know literally has QA1s or Strange shocks and !front sway bar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Do you know why?
    Cause he's an autocrosser. He'll say, you prolly spend %99 of time in the car on the road, %01 at the strip. But myself, I don't drive 90mph thru turns, mostly just cruise on the street. I want the weight transfer when all my friends are watching me at the track.

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    I drove a buddy's car with some QA1's on it on the street and I hated the way it drove. I don't remember what else he had done to the car, but I won't drive his car again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zboner View Post
    my friend runs them up front, and in the rear he has stockers, its really a comfey combo and great for track
    Friend of mine has them on his WS6 and I just recently called him for some advice on new shocks and springs and he said DON'T get the QA1's they suck...I asked him b/c he's had many setups and know's his f body's. Strano springs and Koni's for me come spring time

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    im amazed your still running stock decarbons with all the money u have in your ride mr lou's !!!!!!!!!!! ..send sam a pm..i love my koni/strano spring set up......picking up his sway bars in a few mths

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