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    Rear shocks with a 12 bolt?

    Its time to replace the rear shocks.. AGAIN... and I wonder if the added weight of the 12 bolt caused the replacements to go faster? They were the mid-grade shocks from Advance. If so, what would you recommend I get? The car is not lowered nor am I planning on it. Has UMI torque arm, SFCs, LCAs, and PHB.

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    The Bilstein HD shocks are a good choice for stock ride heights. Many folks consider them the best non-adjustable shocks.

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    I just bolted my stock shocks back in place after installing a 12 bolt. Seems to ride just fine and no problems at the track so far.

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    Thanks. I need to replace them as they are shot.... sad thing is, its only been about 3 years on them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver Streak View Post
    Thanks. I need to replace them as they are shot.... sad thing is, its only been about 3 years on them...
    yeah...that's terrible. I'm still on my stock shocks with a 12 bolt. 98k miles and going strong. Probably should think about getting some soon. I will probably just go with a decent name brand shock. Whatever is on sale most likely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    yeah...that's terrible. I'm still on my stock shocks with a 12 bolt. 98k miles and going strong. Probably should think about getting some soon. I will probably just go with a decent name brand shock. Whatever is on sale most likely.
    Well.. I replaced the stockers at 60K when I bought the car... then replaced them again at about 140K.. just hit 160K.. so this set either didn't like the 12 bolt I swapped in just before.. or they were a bad set. Looks like a set of Bilstein HDs from the WS6 store is in my VERY new future...

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    they're probably just wore out cause they're cheap auto parts store shocks, a Bilstein, Koni or KYB will give much better life

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    Just received my bilstein hds today. . Can't wait to get them on.

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    Good choice there.

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