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Old 12-14-2004, 19:42   #1 (permalink)
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KYB or Monroe shockies??

There is no way in the world i can justify or afford Koni's or Bilstein's. So i have been looking at KYB and Monroe. I need the shortened shocks to go with my superlows and have got quoted $326 for all 4 monroe gas gt shocks or about $450 for the KYB's.

Do any of you guys have experiance with the brand of shocks and lowered springs?
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Old 12-14-2004, 19:46   #2 (permalink)
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

KYB for sure.
ive seen em both in an EA sedan and the KYBs were much better.
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

I've got Monroes myself but everything I hear indicates KYB is a much better proposition. Performance is closer to the Koni/Bilstein range.
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

I am pretty sure the shocks Whiteline have to suit the E-Series are also KYB.
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

I would just like to point out you say you need the shortend shocks, but GT Gas dont come in a shorter stroke, so if someone has told you they are, then they are pulling your leg. I've asked just about every suspension shop I can think of and they all tell me GT Gas only come in one stroke lenght. That being said, I would recommend KYB's anyway, have em on the XW and they are great.
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

thanks for the quick replys guys. I think i know what im getting for christmas now :D.
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

RedEF6, I'm supposed to have shortened GT gas shocks, in fact many people within the club are. If they are in fact standard length I'll be quite surprised.
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

Thats interesting, dont suppose you have part numbers do you? Cos after many a search I couldn't find any different part numbers. Not only did dealers tell me that there is no shorter stroke shock, but from their website (which you have to actually click different links etc. for lowered cars) it always spits out the same part number.
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

I've got Monroe Gt gas sports shocks on my EF, sitting nicely inside my King Springs Low's, and they're great. I'm not sure if they're shortened though??? How can you tell?
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Re: KYB or Monroe shockies??

yeh i think their lowered and my lowered may differ :D.
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