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Old 04-04-2004, 20:18   #1 (permalink)
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BFYB shock absorbers?

It looks like I need new fron shockers as the front left shocker is leaking and making a knock noise every now and then.

I have KYB h/d shocks all round and have had them for around 40,000k's which I think is about the life span for a Japanese shock to last in australian conditions. I have found these shockers are excellent for handling and price wasnt bad either. But as stated, dont seem to handle ozzie conditions too well.

I would like to know if there are any other alternatives, that are gonna give me ultimate handling, comfort and stability WITHOUT a hefty price tag?

SO if your gonna say Koni, forget it as I cant afford them, nor can I see any reason why I should buy them for the price. That and the fact I will be selling my car in 6-12 months time.

On the other hand I dont want cheap 'korean sweat shop' crap that can take a pounding when I want it.

SO whats your verdict? What do you recommend? Whats the best BFYB?

KYB's again?, Monroe GT gas, Bilstein's, Boge?
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Old 04-04-2004, 20:32   #2 (permalink)
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Re: BFYB shock absorbers?

i say go the kyb's again i had them in my eb and i loved them
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Old 04-04-2004, 20:39   #3 (permalink)
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Yes Im leaning that way again THEONE. If you've ever noticed when pulling the old ones out (whether they were the oem or aftermarket brands) and looked at the input shaft, you can really tell the KYB's are way thicker in design, and look amazingly strong for what they are.
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Re: BFYB shock absorbers?

Are the KYBs servcieable - ie can they be pulled apart and fixed? The Konis can, which is why they are so expensive. They never need replacing, you just get them rebuilt for around the same price as a new 'cheap' shock absorber.

If you are selling the car in 6 to 12 months, Monroe or Gabriel would be the way to go. Both are relatively cheap, and both do the job they were designed to do - but they are not a performance shock.
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Re: BFYB shock absorbers?

Thanks JC, I will look into getting the shocker fixed. I really dont know if it is a servicable shocker or not. I reckon it isnt.
I would also need something that will take a bit of punishment around corners, as I like to get maximum speed and handling when approaching/exiting a corner.

So far Im still leaning on KYB, Monroe GT gas, pedders, other.
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Re: BFYB shock absorbers?

If you are replacing cheaper brands every 40,000klm then go for the Koni reds as Im sure they will do well over 100,000klm.
I know Konis are less than double the price of KYB so Koni might be worth a look.
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Re: BFYB shock absorbers?

Koni's are an excellent brand I know but as I was saying above, I would consider them if I was intending to keep the car more than a year, but I really dont want to spend more than what I need to in the meantime.

Its really a need only situation to suit my driving habits.
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Re: BFYB shock absorbers?

I'm hopefully getting Whiteline shocks. I don't know how expensive they are exactly... Around $500-600 a set. I think they work out to be $160 for a front each.
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Does that include fitting XRated?
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Does that include fitting XRated?
Hehe No, but it includes GST I just worked it out. It will cost $560 for all the shocks delivered to your door (in Vic anyway). It's actually cheaper than what I thought. Note: this is direct from Whiteline's website. Fitting shouldn't be that much (I was quoted $130 to fit springs alone). I can't wait to get that money now! Hopefully tax-time's good.
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