AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks! - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes Sponsored by: Discount Tire Direct

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-16-2005, 14:11   #1 (permalink)
cArSiK
 
cArSiK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NSW
Age: 29
Posts: 1,249
AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

Hey guys / gals

Ive recently purchased an AUII XR6 VCT (IRS) , and im needing new front shocks (im going to replace the rear at the same time aswell), now i dont plan on lowering it , im just leaving the standard springs in it as it scrapes on my driveway as it is....

I know bilstein and koni are the ducks guts when it comes to shocks but with my standard springs what shock would be good? Monroe have Sensatrac and GT GAS , im obviously after a good ride and good handling - what monroe shock would be better? I hear KYB are also good but where do you get them from and how much are they?

Thanks for the help guys..

james
__________________
Oversteer Scares The Passengers , Understeer Scares The Driver.......
2001 AUII XR6 VCT -Auto, white,clear indicators,K&N filter,tint - - - - Let The Mods Begin!!!!!!!!
Proud TQE Operator
cArSiK is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-16-2005, 22:00   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Age: 29
Posts: 62
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

don't bother with monroe as kyb are only about $100 dearer in total.
pop the yellow pages and ring arnd.
an boge[spelling] make shocks for falcons now i believe, check that.
elford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2005, 14:34   #3 (permalink)
cArSiK
 
cArSiK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NSW
Age: 29
Posts: 1,249
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

thanks, will do...

james
__________________
Oversteer Scares The Passengers , Understeer Scares The Driver.......
2001 AUII XR6 VCT -Auto, white,clear indicators,K&N filter,tint - - - - Let The Mods Begin!!!!!!!!
Proud TQE Operator
cArSiK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2005, 00:10   #4 (permalink)
cArSiK
 
cArSiK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NSW
Age: 29
Posts: 1,249
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

ok , KYB and bilsteins are not available for the IRS models.....so can anyone tell me if Monroe GT's are any good? Or are sensatracs better? Keeping in mind i have standard springs

james
__________________
Oversteer Scares The Passengers , Understeer Scares The Driver.......
2001 AUII XR6 VCT -Auto, white,clear indicators,K&N filter,tint - - - - Let The Mods Begin!!!!!!!!
Proud TQE Operator
cArSiK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2005, 01:44   #5 (permalink)
Nice car. Driver's a pig.
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 84
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

Quote:
Originally Posted by cArSiK
ok , KYB and bilsteins are not available for the IRS models.....so can anyone tell me if Monroe GT's are any good? Or are sensatracs better? Keeping in mind i have standard springs

james
KYB's are available for AU IRS. I have a AU Fairmont Ghia with IRS. Got lowered
springs (progressive), stiffer rear swaybar, and KYB shocks. Brilliant smooth, secure combination. Talk to K-MAC in Rochdale. Ask for Victor.

the black pig
__________________
AUIII Fairmont Ghia + AUII Fairmont SW + BF F6 Typhoon
the black pig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-24-2005, 22:27   #6 (permalink)
cArSiK
 
cArSiK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NSW
Age: 29
Posts: 1,249
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

^ that is interesting , because i called KYB today and they told me there were shocks available for the AUII IRS but not the TICKFORD IRS......i think ill go to K-MAC and see what the say...

thanks
james
__________________
Oversteer Scares The Passengers , Understeer Scares The Driver.......
2001 AUII XR6 VCT -Auto, white,clear indicators,K&N filter,tint - - - - Let The Mods Begin!!!!!!!!
Proud TQE Operator
cArSiK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2005, 00:58   #7 (permalink)
If Only I Had Lexus Power
 
redGhia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Adelaide
Age: 31
Posts: 827
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

Get the konis, i have the yellow adjustables and they are mad
__________________
Have you driven a Ford....lateley?
Advertising has come along way-----But still not far enough!!!!!
** EL XR 6 -- Exhaust Technology System, PH4499, Stainless CAI, BMC Twin Filter, Koni Yellow, King Super Lows,DBA 4000 Rotors, Extreme Ceramic Clutch
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 ---- W 16 Configuration, Quad Turbo 1001 HP, 1250Nm, 4 Wheel Drive
redGhia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2005, 23:04   #8 (permalink)
cArSiK
 
cArSiK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: NSW
Age: 29
Posts: 1,249
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

i cant justify the 1000 bucks yellows will cost , so it looks like gt gas are the go..
__________________
Oversteer Scares The Passengers , Understeer Scares The Driver.......
2001 AUII XR6 VCT -Auto, white,clear indicators,K&N filter,tint - - - - Let The Mods Begin!!!!!!!!
Proud TQE Operator
cArSiK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2005, 01:38   #9 (permalink)
Australian Falcon Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Western Australia
Posts: 865
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

I'm very happy with Bilstein - which BTW I'm sure would work fine even with std springs (just need to make sure correct height shocks are used) - but if they're not available for your model then it's academic.

KYB are a very competent but not outstanding shock - IMO an excellent replacement for original factory spec on std cars - ie. great replacement for any Monro product - but they're not what I consider a performance part.

IMO Koni are over rated - I threw my Koni Yellows away after about 7000 km and haven't looked back since fitting Bilstein. Look, I'm not trying to cause animosity by bagging Koni - but my experience was very disappointing - they had excellent ride but for real handling they did not live up to the hype - in particular my car always had issues with diagonal instability (caused weight shifting during corner entry which was very irritating) - which existed to varying degrees with various shocks - but was at it's worst with the Koni Yellows. Bilsteins made this situation simply DISAPPEAR. Also my front passenger side Koni Yellow started leaking oil from around the adjuster shaft and the Koni agents didn't want to know - "You must be using them wrongly" - yeah, like by fitting them to a car (they make quite decent door stops).
__________________
IT'LL GO OR IT'LL BLOW!!!
EDFUTURA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2005, 17:08   #10 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: perth
Age: 39
Posts: 18
Re: AUII XR6 VCT - need advice on new shocks!

Good to see someone else out there has finally opened there eyes to the quality of suspension that we have around at the moment.Bilsteins are the way to go for simply bying off the shelf.My very small buisness at the moment can modify and rebuild any type of shock from standard Ford stuff to the premium available.Was getting tired of trying to tell people konis arent everything.
Shock Modifier is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AUIII XR6 vs AUIII XR6 VCT ? Wampus Australian Falcons 80 12-28-2004 21:47
auii xr6 ute speed limiter hambo_12 Inline 6 Tech 10 08-16-2004 14:38
xr6 vct ecu into non xr6???? useless Australian Falcons 3 08-15-2004 01:16

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:09.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.