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This is a discussion on Looking at shocks within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; When I dropped all the cash on the motor, I knew there were going to be some things left stock'ish'. ...

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    When I dropped all the cash on the motor, I knew there were going to be some things left stock'ish'.
    I was only planning on spending 5-6 months on the DeCarbons, but ended up purchasing a 9" instead.
    So I will have the money soon....might as well do it, seeing as how the car would unload at the track at launch, and every bump is noticeable now.

    Thinking Koni's still.

    Joe00SS...could you ask your friend why they suck?? Please?

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    He said they gave a shitty ride and not worth the $, he suggested the Bilstein SLP kit but Sam Strano has me hooked on the Koni's and Strano springs!

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    He's a memeber on here too if you want to hit him up, his username is WS6on19s, his name is Eric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
    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.
    Where are you getting revalved Bilsteins from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Where are you getting revalved Bilsteins from?
    No one is right now. At least not new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    No one is right now. At least not new ones.
    Then why would he mention it as a choice?

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    Bilstein is having some type of problem with their machine, I called SLP last month to see if they had any in stock and not a one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Then why would he mention it as a choice?
    Because they are an option if you can find them.

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    +1 on the Konis for quality and adjustability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Because they are an option if you can find them.
    And you are referring to a shock that was last produced a couple of years ago?

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    I don't know the exact details on when they were produced.

    I do know that they are an option. Used or new if you can find them.

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    Pussies. Well if these QA1s get me some 1.6X sixties (or lower) this spring then well worth it for me. I'll let you know later.

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    I pulled a few 1.67's on the ProKit with the DeCarbon's....bogging though.

    I just want a 1.65 without a bog.

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    Hmm, best I had to date was a few 1.75s/1.76s. With the new torque arm, shocks, and front sway off it should help.

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    some ppl don't give a squat about 60'
    and it's by far the best way to say if a shock is adequate/good for the car... unless the car is strickly a 1/4mile car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    some ppl don't give a squat about 60'
    and it's by far the best way to say if a shock is adequate/good for the car... unless the car is strickly a 1/4mile car.
    Most people do. Everyone I know drags there car.

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    everyone i know drives their car on the street and confort + handling is more important than 60' times... depends where your priorities are.
    I rather sacrifice a 0.05 sec 60' and have a car that is confortable and handles great... and with adjustable shocks, you can change the damping to help the weight transfer when @ the track to anyways.
    QA1 damping curve ain't that good for our cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    everyone i know drives their car on the street and confort + handling is more important than 60' times... depends where your priorities are.
    I rather sacrifice a 0.05 sec 60' and have a car that is confortable and handles great... and with adjustable shocks, you can change the damping to help the weight transfer when @ the track to anyways.
    QA1 damping curve ain't that good for our cars.
    So I assume you are recommending the Koni's then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    I rather sacrifice a 0.05 sec 60'
    Lol! It'd be more than .05. If you don't like em then fine but all the fast guys use em for a reason.

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    fast... only for short time and straight line... fast is @ a real track... with plenty of twisties
    fwiw, i'm fairly fast in straight line too and not using them

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