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    I have a 98 z28 with right at 70,000 miles and I think its time for new shocks and I was considering lowering springs. My problem is that I have a really bad back and would like something close to stock firmness or maybe a little firmer. Is it even possible to achieve this if I add lowering springs? What is a good shock that doesnt ride too firm? Are the Blistein shocks a good choice for what I want to do? Could you guys give me some suggestions on this and tell me what you run and what the ride feels like. Also- what do you guys suggest for me if I dont put lowering springs on? I just dont want to be jarred when I hit a pothole or small bump. Thanks!
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    If you dont want a firm ride, I would stay with stock decarbons. I acutally prefer them over bielsteins, but thats just my opinion. For lowering springs, try BMR or Hotchkis.

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    Thanks for the info. I figured it would be best to ask people who have tried diff shocks/springs

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    i run bilsteins with the stock springs. handling improved a lot, ride comfort is almost the same. i'm really happy with that setup.

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    Could you tell me the exact model number on those?

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    i got them from lmperformance, Part No.: 00839

    they are bilstein b6 shocks, wich is their moderate sports line for cars with stock height, in the usa they are marketed as bilstein hd.

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    Thank you!! I think I am gonna go with those.

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    i think you'll be happy. also, they have a special valving, so they still work when they're hot, the oil doesn't foam. bad roads, hard driving and the like.

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    Even better. Are those the same shocks as the slp Bilsteins? I found them on a different site.

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    hmmm, dunno. might be, but...

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    i run bilsteins with the stock springs. handling improved a lot, ride comfort is almost the same. i'm really happy with that setup.
    Ditto, like he said, I am very pleased...best $375 I spent on this car, period.

    FWIW-deCarbons (o/e stock) @ 56k miles did not impress me at all...

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    Cool- thats what I am going with. Can you guys tell me if these are the same ones you bought? http://www.performancecenter.com/pro...et/1998/Camaro

    The reason I ask is becuse this place has free shipping and $344.xx for all 4 shocks. I have ordered from this place before and had no problems. Thanks

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    yup, bilstein hd = heavy duty

    btw, good deal!

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    Cool-thanks for all the help-much appreciated.

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