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This is a discussion on Springs and shocks within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; In in the boat with the OP. Im ready to shop for new shocks and springs and ive decided on ...

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    In in the boat with the OP. Im ready to shop for new shocks and springs and ive decided on Strano springs. They are only alittle bit more expesive then Eibachs. As for shocks, im still debating. KYB AGX or Bilstiens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshuaGrooms83 View Post
    In in the boat with the OP. Im ready to shop for new shocks and springs and ive decided on Strano springs. They are only alittle bit more expesive then Eibachs. As for shocks, im still debating. KYB AGX or Bilstiens.
    bilstiens..preferably the slp bilstiens

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    Why is the bilsteins better than kyb if the kyb are adjustable?
    They should handle better right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Why is the bilsteins better than kyb if the kyb are adjustable?
    They should handle better right?
    ^ no ...the quality of bilsteins are better and they are valved (slp ) to handle the spring rates of the eibach slp springs..compared to kybs that are a economy brand shock.

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    if your considering buying KYB, just save your money and buy some Gabriels instead!! same (low) quality but less money LOL

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    So the best choice will be the bilsteins ?
    And I'll be getting the Strano springs
    I'm just Saving the money to buy em together

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    So the best choice will be the bilsteins ?
    And I'll be getting the Strano springs
    I'm just Saving the money to buy em together
    yes. if you cant afford konis than the bilsteins are next in line

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    KYBs are terrible IMO. I have swapped the rears out and will trash the front ones ASAP. I regret buying KYBs as badly as I regret doing any transactions with SLP.
    P can verify that the Koni's can be had for a great price.
    Just have to find the right retailer.

    I might be able to help....what is your budget?

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    If you are considering KYBs, you might as well save yourself a headache now, flush $300 down the toilet and start saving again for Konis. That way you at least save yourself from changing your shocks twice.

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    I really want to get the konis
    I'm not planning to sell the car any time soon so I guess I should go for the best parts.
    I dnt wanna deal with something similar I'm the future.
    There's a guy here he's sellin the front Koni shocks for $80 each. He has the front ones only. What u guys think? Should I get em?
    He said they have bout 12k miles on them

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    I really want to get the konis
    I'm not planning to sell the car any time soon so I guess I should go for the best parts.
    I dnt wanna deal with something similar I'm the future.
    There's a guy here he's sellin the front Koni shocks for $80 each. He has the front ones only. What u guys think? Should I get em?
    He said they have bout 12k miles on them
    That is fine..however they will need a rebuild eventually. I don't know how the warranty transfers..but a rebuild costs like 300 or something

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    Of I have to rebuild them n it goes for bout $300 plus $80 each shock
    That case I should buy them new right?
    They go from $350 to $400 just for the front
    Konis.
    Could I use konis on the front and bilsteins in the back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98maro View Post
    Of I have to rebuild them n it goes for bout $300 plus $80 each shock
    That case I should buy them new right?
    They go from $350 to $400 just for the front
    Konis.
    Could I use konis on the front and bilsteins in the back?
    you could...but that would still be weird and i couldn't tell you how handling would be or such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shady milkman View Post
    there are only two good options for our cars that see street period ..koni and bilstein
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    I have Koni's with my Strano springs and sways and LOVE them.

    I had Bilsteins on my old Eibach LT car and liked them too but prefer Koni. I hated the Eibachs so much I put a set of stock springs back on....

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    I had a z28 with eibachs N I hated the way it looked. To low in the front so tall in the back
    I like how the stranos look I hope I make the right choice

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    Ok AGX's not as good as Bilstien and of course Koni, but what about Tokico HP Shocks with Springtech Spings? How are these compared to AGX'x and Bilstiens?

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    updating my last post. Running Vogtland Springs with Koni SA's. got a good deal on used ones.

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