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Offline kyledyr

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« on: January 11, 2007, 12:31:55 AM »
my current shocks are completely shot and they need to be replaced ASAP. unfortunately, i can't afford the Koni shocks I'd love to buy, so I'm asking if anyone has had an experience with KYB shocks, both the GR-2(nonadjustable)  and the Gas-a-Just (adjustable)

On Ebay I'm seeing a set of 4 GR-2's for 60 bucks! I'd like to know if anyone has had a bad experience with these...

oh and also, what is a good brand of springs for the front suspension? I'm not sure if I need new springs or just new shocks.  I don't want to lower it and that seems to be what all the springs are made for these days.
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007, 12:45:58 AM »
A lot of guys like the Koni and the KYB shocks. I personally am running your run of the mill heavy duty Monroe gas shocks. They've been on the T/A for years and I like them. I don't race (drag or road) so I don't need any fancy adjustible shocks.
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007, 01:03:13 AM »
I've KYBs in the past... some were good, some not so good.  Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks are not a bad everyday shock.  The last set of KYBs I had I replaced with Monroes.

However, if you really want to step up go for the Konis... I just ordered a complete set... looking forward to them.

Bilsteins are also supposed to be very good... don't think you could go wrong with either them or the Konis.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007, 09:00:35 AM »
Edlebrocks on all 4 corners here. Not certain how good they are on the TA as its not on the road but I ran a set on my '01 GMC Sierra 1500 4x4 and they definitely worked as advertised keeping it very level through corners and for a truck without a rear sway bar that's saying something.

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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007, 09:23:24 AM »
I am using the Edelbrock shocks on my 76 and they perform great.

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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 09:57:06 AM »
how about springs? i don't think I want to lower it.... and I can't seem to find many non-lowering springs.  anyone have any suggestions?
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007, 11:51:23 AM »
I purchased the fronts through Classic Industries and the rears through a local shop here in Buffalo - Buffalo Spring. Check some of your local shops as I'm sure they can get / make them cheaper than the repro catalogs.

Classic was running a sale at the time otherwise I would have gotten them elsewhere.

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2007, 06:19:12 PM »
I used to use Gas-A-Justs on my old hotrods. I loved them, but then I was looking for a stiff ride. Not sure what kind of ride quality you are looking for. I always kept them in the middle and even then sometimes if I his a sharp rut it felt like the rear window was going to shatter. :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2007, 08:40:55 PM »
I have the Gas-a-justs on my GTA and don't really mind them. I would have to say that Koni's or Bilstein's are a much better choice, ut too often price dictates the decision.
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« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2007, 03:11:15 PM »
I have new kyb's front and rear, but my car's not done, so time will tell.
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« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2007, 11:35:41 PM »
BTW... the Gas-A-Just shocks are not actually adjustable (despite their name).  The "A-Just" in the name refers to the shocks ability to adjust itself.  They are not manually adjustable like Konis or Bilsteins.

I've still got a set of KYBs just sitting in the garage.  They only have about 7,000 miles on them.  Practically brand new.  If anyone's interested, $50 + shipping gets you the set (of 4).
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2007, 02:42:05 PM »
No one interested? :(
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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2007, 11:15:13 PM »
you should post that in the Parts For Sale thread.  not many people look at Aftermarket because they are all such "correct"ness freaks. just kidding  :D


No I'm not....  :lol:
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