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    Okay, so when I go with my SFCs, they are going to be weld in UMIs, whats a reasonable price range for install of those?
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    Can't image they would take long to zip in once in place. I would hope $150 or less.

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    What to do next?

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    I'd say that around $100 or so sounds right. It will depend on the shop rate and location. The important thing is to ensure the person doing it is a quality welder.

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    So tell me guys .... Did you have your SFC welded in loaded or unloaded condition?
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    You must have them welded while the car suspension is loaded

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post
    Thanks Jeff but I plan on getting Bilstein's for front & rear or even go for Vikings for the rear.

    Not sure if I want to invest in Kono's...
    I have Bilstiens in the back, Koni's up front. The Bilstiens are shot. Koni's still running strong. Bilsteins may be good for what they are, but... I wish they were Konis. In reality, I'd prefer to throw the KWV3s on my car... but I need to replace those Bilstiens ASAP, so Konis it is, for me.
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    I was thinking Dual Koni's would be the way to go. I do not see any electronic adjustables for our cars. I'd like Mag Ride like the Corvette but, tuning it to a Firebird might cost way too much. I am happy with custom valved Bilstiens but, may pop for Dual Koni's (Yellow) soon. How are the KYB AGX shocks..... Are they any good? I think the Koni's are better but, perhaps the KYB will give me the adj ability I need at a price I can swallow.

    Wow - $2600 Dual Koni don't look so bad now. Below is a picture of the KWV3:



    Dual Adjustable Koni's with Pro Line Springs ...... $1058



    KYB then use stock spring.... I do like it's present height for $380



    Hard to know what is right here.... I hear plus and minus on them all.....
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    Over at 'Tech, Sam Strano has given a lot of input on shock comparisons. Other than the KWs, he says that Konis are the end-all of shocks for our cars. For coilovers, it's KWs or nothing, from what I gathered.

    I personally would like the KWs for the adjustability as well as the performance. If it ever makes sense for me to upgrade, then I probably will, but other stuff is far higher on the priority list at the moment.

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    If you go with Koni shocks, I like my Eibach Prokit springs. Very clean stance and reduced body roll.

    I saw on facebook the other day UMI is introducing a lowering spring set for our cars for about $300. Specs I do not know, but release will be soon. And the stance would be about the same as my Prokit's, 1.5" roughly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMWS6TA View Post

    I'm going for a full supension up grade. So far I have all from UMI:

    2pt SFC's weld in
    Full length adjustable Torque Arm
    Transmission cross member that takes the torque arm off the tail cone.
    LCA's - single adjustable with roto-joints
    Pan Hard bar - adjustable with roto-joints.

    MWC - driveshaft safety loop. (This one is by far the best one out there in regarding design.)
    Sounds like I am doing good so far. I have all of the above except LCAs and LCA re-location brackets. Apparently UMI recommends the relocation brackets on OEM stamped LCA even. I am unsure of whether to do roto-joints or not. I would probably just do poly/poly and adjustable. I don't have weld-in units however, more comfortable with bolt-in. I will give that DSL a look.
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    Some ppl complain about the roto joints. Not me, been very satisfied with mine. Of course I have plans for mine. The relocation brackets really do help on wheel hop, in fact I haven't had any since I've installed them.

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