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Old 09-11-2005, 05:41 PM
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I have Monroe sens-a-tracs in my car now and the ride is a little (boaty). I have heard that KYB gas-a-just are a much stiffer shock then the monroe. Has anybody heard this or use KYB shocks? I have new springs in now and im looking to firm up the ride a little more in the shock dept.
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Old 09-11-2005, 07:47 PM
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I have Monroe sens-a-tracs in my car now and the ride is a little (boaty). I have heard that KYB gas-a-just are a much stiffer shock then the monroe. Has anybody heard this or use KYB shocks? I have new springs in now and im looking to firm up the ride a little more in the shock dept.
THX.
I have been using KYB`s for the last 23 yrs in different vehicles and are in my GTA right now! good shock for the money and they come with a lifetime guarantee
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Old 09-12-2005, 05:28 PM
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Slant3 -
I have the same shocks in my 69 Chevelle SS, and I really like them. They, along with the PSC polygraphite Bushings, got rid of the boat feeling that I had with the worn original suspension. I really can't say which got rid of the boat ride first, the polygraphite bushings or the shocks, I just know that it goes where I point it, and with no roll whatsoever. I went with new original style springs, so coupled with the shocks, it gives me a nice ride, until the road gets squirrelly. I can then feel the shocks stiffen up, as advertised. You might want to try changing out the bushings first, before dumping the shocks. I know it worked for my heavy car.
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Old 09-12-2005, 06:34 PM
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Thanks Ron and Wild. I had already put in new rubber bushings in the lower control arms along w/new springs and poly bushings for the end-links and sway bar.The ride is better but it also looks like I need an alingment as the top of the tires are tilted inward a few degrees. It hugs the turns but on the straights , it tends to float some, so thats why I am looking for a good shock. KYB sounds good. I think I should replace the tie-rods because they are original. Since I have rubber bushings in the LCA do I or should I put rubber in the UCA or can I put poly in them? Prolly mess up the suspension if you mix and match , huh?

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I would not mix them up. If you are really wanting steering and roll control, then you should replace the bushings with Polygraphite, at the cost of ride comfort. I wish the poyurethane bushings did not squeak, or I would have use them. They are more firm than rubber, but not as firm as the polygraphites, IMO.

What car is this going in? From what you describe, your problem of the nose rising is natural, with the air getting under the front of the car and causing lift.
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OMG...... The KYB shock just amazed me. Not only in its ride control but just installing them.The front ones were a S.O.B to compress and install.Never had that happen B4.The stiffness alone is incredable ,but now I had to install new tie-rods,center link,idler arm ,1 1/4 sway,w/the SS quick box she drives like --better then new.
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