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Old 02-09-2018, 02:13 PM   #1
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Shocks / Struts ???

I have 83K miles. I guess that it's time for new shocks & struts. I only drive it about twice a week. Would like to upgrade a little. I don't want to lower the car as I have to have blocks to get out of the garage now.

What would ya'll recommend?

https://lmr.com/products/94-04-Musta...ts-Spring-Kits

Should I do shocks & struts before alignment or does it matter?






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Old 02-09-2018, 06:42 PM   #2
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Im running bilstein hd all around. Do the dampers and then align.
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Old 02-09-2018, 07:22 PM   #3
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Another Bilstein fan here. As was said, do the suspension work then get the alignment.

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Old 02-10-2018, 07:15 AM   #4
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Bils here also. A little expensive but the ride and performance can't be beat.
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Old 02-10-2018, 11:27 AM   #5
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Running the Koni Yellow adjustable. Set at the midpoint ride comfort is about stock but cornering drastically improved. In all honestly though if you are just street driving it the KYB will be a good combo. Definitely do the struts before the alignment or you'll be doing it twice.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:45 PM   #6
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Redid shocks/struts and springs last summer
Went Steeda sports and Tokiko Illuminas
Very happy with both...
Twice a week driver here too if weather allows
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Old 02-12-2018, 01:06 PM   #7
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Thanks for the input. I'll give the Bilsteins a shot when it warms up a little.

I'll let you know what I think about them.





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Old 02-12-2018, 02:55 PM   #8
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Thanks for the input. I'll give the Bilsteins a shot when it warms up a little.

I'll let you know what I think about them.





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Old 03-24-2018, 12:46 PM   #9
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Bilsteins all the way around here too.
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:11 PM   #10
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Well after being backordered for over 6 months I finally got the Bilsteins HD from LMR today.


https://lmr.com/item/BIL-24064187-K/...-quad-kit-8704


Hope to get them installed in a couple of weeks. I'll let ya'll know.




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Old 10-10-2018, 09:09 PM   #11
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:22 PM   #12
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Strange 10 ways front and rear here.
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Old 10-10-2018, 10:23 PM   #13
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

Hey Big Ron !!!!
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:33 AM   #14
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

I ran Bilsteins for a few years. Definitely recommend them.
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Old 10-16-2018, 12:03 PM   #15
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

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Strange 10 ways front and rear here.
Why did my adolescent mind find this comment funny?? Too many years at my job... lol

Strange 10 ways front and rear here
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[QUOTE=HAEG;1632820]Why did my adolescent mind find this comment funny?? Too many years at my job... lol

Strange 10 ways front and rear here [/QUOT

Lol, funny.
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Old 10-19-2018, 12:58 PM   #17
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

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Well after being backordered for over 6 months I finally got the Bilsteins HD from LMR today.


https://lmr.com/item/BIL-24064187-K/...-quad-kit-8704


Hope to get them installed in a couple of weeks. I'll let ya'll know.




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Wow, that is a long time for backorder. I saw Maximum Motorsports was actually marketing (basically on social media) the MM set they make that is very similar to the Bilstein HDs. Post up your thoughts on them when you get them installed.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:50 AM   #18
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

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Wow, that is a long time for backorder. I saw Maximum Motorsports was actually marketing (basically on social media) the MM set they make that is very similar to the Bilstein HDs. Post up your thoughts on them when you get them installed.
I have a set of the MM struts with coil overs and springs, they handle really well, the ride is stiffer than stock for sure. It all depends on the application, the MM's version have extra bracing for the road racing crew and valved for 350-400lb coil over springs.

I have since changed my car to strange coil-overs as my corner carver is going drag racing. I need to put them up for sale some day.
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Old 10-20-2018, 12:02 PM   #19
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Re: Shocks / Struts ???

bilsteins if you have the money. if not the Koni STr T's are a good value. if changing the front struts...definitely have it aligned after.
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I have a set of the MM struts with coil overs and springs, they handle really well, the ride is stiffer than stock for sure. It all depends on the application, the MM's version have extra bracing for the road racing crew and valved for 350-400lb coil over springs.

I have since changed my car to strange coil-overs as my corner carver is going drag racing. I need to put them up for sale some day.
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