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Old 08-28-2004, 08:02   #1 (permalink)
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Suspension worn out.

I think I need new shock absorbers and springs on my AU XR8, what can I upgrade to for a reasonable price?
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Re: Suspension worn out.

I'd go for Koni's or Bilsteins.... Both are rebuildable, and are excellent performers.

What is reasonable price? Does it include quality?
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Yeah I'd go for Koni's/Billstein for shock's and King Spring's.
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Re: Suspension worn out.

Where should I buy them? I live about 10 mins from Herrods but I dont need them put in as I have a friend who is a mechanic and lives close to me. Also how do I find out how hard springs I need?
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Re: Suspension worn out.

Shop around for the best prices.

As for springs, are you happy with your current ride height? Or do you want to go slightly lower?
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Re: Suspension worn out.

Is $1200 a good price for news lower springs shockers and a camber adjustment all installed with a wheel alignment?
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Is $1200 a good price for news lower springs shockers and a camber adjustment all installed with a wheel alignment?
Depand's on what brand they are, I paid around $900 for my lowered king spring's front and rear and a k-mac castor camber kit all installed.
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I think they said munro gas shockers not sure about the springs and camber kit. This was from jim mock motorsport.
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Re: Suspension worn out.

Well I am going through this whole ordeal at the moment. I have lowered king springs with the standard shocks on my AU2 XR8. I've done 68,000km and the shocks have keeled over. I have decided to go and get Konis in. I was quoted about $600 for Monroe GT's and about $1,050 for Konis installed. I bit the bullet because the guys said that you can notice $450 difference in the way the car handles. Also, Konis can be rebuilt at a cheaper cost than buying new shocks so when it comes around to buying/upgrading next time the extra initial cost will be upheld. I can always let you know how they feel if you want. My advise is to shop around and also work out your budget. It is a hard choice however, believe me.
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Well I am going through this whole ordeal at the moment. I have lowered king springs with the standard shocks on my AU2 XR8. I've done 68,000km and the shocks have keeled over. I have decided to go and get Konis in. I was quoted about $600 for Monroe GT's and about $1,050 for Konis installed. I bit the bullet because the guys said that you can notice $450 difference in the way the car handles. Also, Konis can be rebuilt at a cheaper cost than buying new shocks so when it comes around to buying/upgrading next time the extra initial cost will be upheld. I can always let you know how they feel if you want. My advise is to shop around and also work out your budget. It is a hard choice however, believe me.
I think that's a good decision and the person that told you that is right, it's worth spending the extra $$$ for the Koni's or alike.
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