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    What shocks do you guys recommend???

    I have an 99 ss camaro and my car rides like a piece of crap... its time for sum new shocks... but i dont kno wut kind to get...

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    doing great on reading until i got to the last 1/2 of your post...

    look into Blisteins, those were an option for the SS's. also there are KYB, and Koni's...
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    Konis are the best if you want to spend the money on them.
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    Deffinately go with Konis if you don't mind dropping the coin on them.

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    how come they dont make 70/30's for ls1's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    Konis are the best if you want to spend the money on them.
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    before just spending a lot onf $ on a great piece of equipment such as a Koni SA or Koni DA, let's see what you have as present suspension setup and see which shock will serve you better... who knows... there might be great shocks for the springs you have @ better $.
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    well i was looking into the bilstein shocks, but then again i was told that the kyb shocks were also a great upgrade.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessie View Post
    well i was looking into the bilstein shocks, but then again i was told that the kyb shocks were also a great upgrade.....
    with all due respect, the kyb shocks aren't great, neither for handling nor confort. they are good mainly for drag purposes.
    but before we go on the shock of choice, we would like to know which springs you are using and swaybars.
    Is the rest of your suspension stock ? any mods ? please list them so we can help you better.

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    I thought comp engineering made a 3 way adj that would go 70/30?

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    I'd also like to know which ones I should buy. I have SLP 3 point SFC's and a SLP STB. that's it for right now. which kind of shocks should I get?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    I'd also like to know which ones I should buy. I have SLP 3 point SFC's and a SLP STB. that's it for right now. which kind of shocks should I get?
    keeping stock springs, you can go with Bilstein HD and see an amazing improvement... or go Koni SA in the front w/ Bilstein HD in the rear if you want to lower the car 3/4" due to Koni SA dual-perch location... while keeping stock springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    keeping stock springs, you can go with Bilstein HD and see an amazing improvement... or go Koni SA in the front w/ Bilstein HD in the rear if you want to lower the car 3/4" due to Koni SA dual-perch location... while keeping stock springs.
    hmm, well I want to keep the same ride height. I have the world's steepest driveway. the only time I don't scrape on it is if I'm going out in a 45 degree angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    hmm, well I want to keep the same ride height. I have the world's steepest driveway. the only time I don't scrape on it is if I'm going out in a 45 degree angle.
    you can still go SA for the front and use the "stock location" perch setting.
    Bilstein HD will work very well on stock springs.

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    If you want just a good ride with good handling (better than stock) and no adjustment from what I read Bilstein HD @ app 350&up are the ticket. If you want adjustable and are afraid of KYB based on reviews the your lookin at 600 to 900 for Strange,QA1 or Koni. Sam Strano could valve you a special set for Im guessing 3to400 non adj.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    you can still go SA for the front and use the "stock location" perch setting.
    Bilstein HD will work very well on stock springs.
    are you saying just new shocks for the front?

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    Well currently, My car has stock springs,shocks, and swaybars all around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluefields88 View Post
    are you saying just new shocks for the front?
    no... I'm saying that you could go Koni SA in front and Bilstein HD in the rear.
    if going with that setup, you can actually lower the car by 3/4" by using the lower perch location of the Koni SA (it has 2 perch locations)
    the rear can be lowered by same amount using the hose-mod.
    rear stock shocks are a POS

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    sounds good to me. how much are they?

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    call a vendor, such as Sam from http://www.stranoparts.com
    he has great advice and prices.

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