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Shocks for daily driver with Heater hose mod

This is a discussion on Shocks for daily driver with Heater hose mod within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; Did the mod to a buddies car and he's trying to decide which shock to use.He doesn't race it,etc.Suggestions?...

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    Shocks for daily driver with Heater hose mod

    Did the mod to a buddies car and he's trying to decide which shock to use.He doesn't race it,etc.Suggestions?

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    If it's on stock springs you don't need to change shocks. if you want to get good shocks for the hell of it: koni or bilstein

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    He's on the stock Decarbons so he needs new shocks anyways.He was looking at the KYB AGX and now the Bilstein HD or SLP. Since he's still on stock springs either one should be ok,depends on which is cheaper.

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    Just noticed that the Bilstein seems to be missing the lower spring perch? Is that just a picture not the actual shock?
    Last edited by Red97LT1; 09-08-2010 at 06:35 PM.

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    Avoid the KYBs

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    Concentrate on Konis or Bilsteins

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    koni really are the best but, for the money you can't beat bilsteins. get the slp bilseins if you go with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmarkx View Post
    koni really are the best but, for the money you can't beat bilsteins. get the slp bilseins if you go with them
    Would love the Koni,but for what the Bilstein SLP costs,he's going with them.Anything better than the Decarbons will be an improvement.
    Last edited by Red97LT1; 09-10-2010 at 12:27 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red97LT1 View Post
    Just noticed that the Bilstein seems to be missing the lower spring perch? Is that just a picture not the actual shock?
    Only Koni's have the optional lower spring perch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    Only Koni's have the optional lower spring perch.
    Yeah.I worded it wrong.I meant to ask if the lower spring perch from the stock shocks came off to be used on the Bilstein.My bad.

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    if your looking for a better ride do subframe connectors with the new shocks. i was amazed at how much better the car felt with them. its that much better. konis, stock springs, and two point weld in subframes.

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    I did the HH mod several yrs back with Bilstein HD shocks, been about 6 yrs now. I know that's been awhile and lot of stuff has come out since then but I couldn't be happier then or now. Back then the car was a DD, 45 miles and now it is a garage queen. It was ridiculus how much better it handled, even my wife noticed and she doesn't notice that kin dof stuff when driving the TA.

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    That's what i am going to do. Good price on them too. Can't wait, the factory shocks are shot.

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