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..
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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
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.
Get the konis, i have the yellow adjustables and they are mad
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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).
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.
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