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This is a discussion on Are these factory? within the Suspension and Handling forums, part of the General Help category; I was curious if anyone knows anything about these rear shocks. They are really stiff. I was having a problem ...

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    Are these factory?

    I was curious if anyone knows anything about these rear shocks. They are really stiff. I was having a problem with noise from the rear springs. It always seemed like the car wasnt putting its full weight onto the coil springs in the back. These rear shocks seem really stiff. The say De Carbon...made in France. Anyone know anything about them?

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    Stockers.

    And they are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Stockers.

    And they are crap.
    wow, I had the same shocks, im really glad i changed mine last fall. I knew they were shot, but I didnt know they were almost 10 years old.

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    Orange casing right?

    They are pretty weak...even for stock shocks.

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    mine were orange

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    yes the DeCarbons are the ones with the orange casing. Mine are shot i believe, theres alot of clunking and shit in the rear. And yes they were weak.

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    ive got the same thing... 10 years old

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    wow the stockers are still on mine also! They are really shitty. Time for some new ones!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sirenformula350 View Post
    wow the stockers are still on mine also! They are really shitty. Time for some new ones!
    Even when brand new the decarons are junk.

    So after ten years yes it is time to replace them!!

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    any news on the Bilsteins? can you get them now?

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    Mine have this wierd creaking sound when negotiating obstacles such as train tracks. sounds like a old creaky door...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    any news on the Bilsteins? can you get them now?
    Saw some on E-bay the other day

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    Yeah i need new set on front and back making noises when go over tracks

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    I called Summit Racing the other day because I heard they had them in staock and they do. They have the SLP Bilsteins also.

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    im about to upgrade to the QA1's 12 way adjustable

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