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Old 02-05-2008, 07:53 PM
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looking for stiffer shocks

i fully rebuilt the suspension of my sisters 68 stang some time ago. shes said to me a few times that the ride quality is to soft. i took it out a few times and it made me hold the steering wheel with both hands. i havent had the time nor the money to change out the shocks (and i know its the shocks) to stiffer ones yet. now i have both the time and money. the entire suspension is Grab-a-Track from mustangs plus and i hate the ride quality! it bounces like a 20yr old caddy. im most positive it just needs stiffer shocks. they seemed really soft installing them i could compress them with ease. im looking at KYB or even lakewood drag shocks like i have on my elky. what are some good stiff shocks for 100% street use.
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Koni. The red ones. Don't set them to half-hard right out of the box (like I did ) unless she's really into self-torture.
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i agree with jim, koni,the red ones. i set mine 1/2 hard-1 1/2 turns out of the box and i find the ride fine, but that's just me. your sister will probably like them just fine where they are out of the box. they never wear out, my first pair are 30+ years old and feel like day 1.
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The KYB's are fine for a street car and probably much less than the Koni's.
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The KYB's are fine for a street car and probably much less than the Koni's.
KYBs are good but when i bought my vette it had KYBs on it it. one of them froze up and squeeked like crazy. i say spend the extra few bucks and buy koni's..
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I'm running Monroe Gas matics on my 66 Mustang. It used to bounce like you mentioned. On the freeway, when I went over a dip, I could actually here the tires squeeling on the up motion. Switched to the Monroes, and it's really nice now. They don't cost much either.
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well i tossed a used set of KYBs on it. and the ride is better not quite what i was looking for but its much better then what it was. im just glad i dont feel the need to grab the wheel with both hands if you hit a bump. so its good enough. maybe when she has the money ill have her buy the koni shocks. thanks for the help

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if you EVER buy koni's, you will NEVER buy anything else!! ask me how i know....
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if you EVER buy koni's, you will NEVER buy anything else!! ask me how i know....

haha ok ill bite how do you know???
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how do i know??? because i made the mistake of buying a pair of koni's 30 years ago... . koni's are just like drugs--once you try them, you are hooked. i guess there are worse things than being a koni addict...

incidently, they were recommended by an old can-am racer when i was a young pup- like you. now i am just an old road racer, so i'm just passing on this info to the younger generation like it was passed down to me.

google:
can am racing
the nevada, silver state open road race
open road racing (they do it in nevada, texas, oregon oklahoma and some other places)
team pantera (you will some really fast cars there)
dennis "mad dog" antinucci, (the head of team pantera)

AND:
"junior" wilson (he averaged 220+in the silver state ORR, that's like 90 miles long)

these guys all run koni's

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