Australian Falcon Member
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Western Australia
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!!!