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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-30-04, 03:50 AM Thread Starter
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opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

hey peoples, just wondering what every ones opinions on kyb shocks, i have an Ea Fairmont Ghia with king spring superlows (which arent that low and are gonna be chopped half a coil in the rear).

on thursday im buying some shocks and want to know if these shocks are any good? do they handle well? are they stiff? and will they work well with superlows? i was told that they dont make them short enough stroke for superlows, only for ED xr6 height, will these still be too bouncy for superlows or should they still be alright?

my car will drop down 45mm at the front and what ever i chop off the rears

also is $309 a good price? thats for front and rears?

all opinions apreciated.

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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

I have KYB's and King Lows and i have no complaints with them whatsoever, and that's after going over some real goat tracks.

They are reasonably firm compared to Monroe etc etc.

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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

You can get KYB adjustable shocks so you can get both race and street damper level. Let usk now how u go with em, i was gonna get a set before i got the EA.

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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

Are Blitzens worth the extra grand?

Are they much better then say...Koni's or Monroe GT's?
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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

Probably the only advantage is that they're rebuildable and come with a fairly hefty warranty, something like 10 yrs.

So if you feel thats worth the extra $, then by all means put 'em in!

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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

Got Lovell's and KYB Adjustables. Go well on my AU. Haven't been too impressed lately as the car has a bit of body roll, in which I will adjust them back to a harder ride and see how they go (have done practically no driving with them hard yet). Hopefully keep me a bit happier, otherwise, I will be getting stronger bars in.
Overall, am pretty happy with them. Just want less body roll, and want it lower too. If I had the money, probably would have gone Koni just for the sake of it.
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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

i had superlows and kybs in my EB and the car handled better with that then my ED which has the full kmac set up
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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

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Are Blitzens worth the extra grand?

Are they much better then say...Koni's or Monroe GT's?
WTF are Blitzens? Do you mean Bilsteins or... ?

Bilsteins will cost you $985 for all four corners but will last 200,000kms or so before they need to be rebuilt/serviced, Konis will be around $900 (much the same as Bilsteins) and appropriate KYBs for superlows should come in around $500. Are the ones you're looking at getting second hand?

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why the hell did i type blitzen? must have been thinking about chrismas or something :S
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Re: opinions on kyb shocks with superlows

KYBs for $500?

i just priced a rear pair of Monroes for $100 incl freight.
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