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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-17-10, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Car is really bouncy... shocks?

So the car front and back is really bouncy when going over a bump.

I wanted to replace my shocks with some kyb gr2's or something else cheap and reliable.

The 99 P71 does have rear shocks right? I heard something about air suspension which I am in no way familiar with but is that in place of leaf springs or there are not going to be rear shocks at all?


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Re: Car is really bouncy... shocks?

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So the car front and back is really bouncy when going over a bump.

I wanted to replace my shocks with some kyb gr2's or something else cheap and reliable.

The 99 P71 does have rear shocks right? I heard something about air suspension which I am in no way familiar with but is that in place of leaf springs or there are not going to be rear shocks at all?
The civilian LX models have rear air springs in conjunction with regular shock absorbers on the perimeter. Leaf springs are not part of this equation. Now the CVPIs were NOT equipped with air springs. I've heard good things about KYBs.

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Re: Car is really bouncy... shocks?

if you wanted, you could possibly swap out the rear springs in the car for heavier duty ones that will raise the rear some and also stiffen the rear up. the shocks you mentioned is all we use at my work for customers cars


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Re: Car is really bouncy... shocks?

I put KYB gas-a-just shocks in the rear of my 05 P71 and they work like a charm. They're surprisingly stiff for how heavy the vehicle and its antiquated suspension setup is.

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