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View Poll Results: Whats the best?
King 5 10.64%
Whiteline 9 19.15%
Blitzen 4 8.51%
KYB 1 2.13%
Koni 17 36.17%
Pedders 3 6.38%
Monroe 3 6.38%
Other 5 10.64%
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Old 10-27-2003, 18:52   #1 (permalink)
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What is the best suspension setup you know of? What springs/shocks/bushes do you recon?
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Re: The BIG Suspension debate

For cheap lowering, everyone tells me to use Kings.

But if i was to do it properly id go Whiteline, always hearing good things bout them.

But i have never had a lowered car, just going off others advice.
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Re: The BIG Suspension debate

And if you are going to be ditching your XR susp, give me a yell.
Will gladly take em off your hands :)
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Re: The BIG Suspension debate

Ive got King lows and Gabriel VST shocks all round - cost $430 all up and i installed them myself. Obviously my setup wont handle as good as Konis and Whiteline but sure makes a MASSIVE difference over stock.....
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Re: The BIG Suspension debate

By blitzen do you mean Bilstein?
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For quality i would go koni or bilstein shocks
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Re: The BIG Suspension debate

What you want are matched components to suit your intended use. By matched I mean shock valving to suit spring rates, sway bars selected with spring rate/tyres/use in mind etc.

This is one advantage of a full kits such as those from Whiteline, K-Mac etc. By just selecting components individually (shock, springs, bars) there is less chance of getting a well balanced suspension. Though if those components are replacing stuffed pieces then there will be a significant improvement anyway.

Then it comes down to price. Components and kits are built to a price and as a general rule you get what you pay for. Bilsteins are better than Monroe or Peddars but only you can decide if they are worth the extra $'s being asked. In my opinion there is less variance in springs by manufacturer but choose a ride height/spring rate for your intended use.
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cheers, i will look into it.
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Re: The BIG Suspension debate

got quoted $750, KYB shocks/lovell springs and new lower control arm bushes not installed. Is this any good? Prob get it cheaper, me old man gets stuff trade price. Good combo?
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