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Old 11-02-2003, 12:07 AM   #1
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Best Brand and Price for shocks and struts....

Well, I have come into some unexpected money recently and my shocks have to be replaced on my e36, I am going all over the place on bumps......I realize the front requires replacing the struts.......

I am at a bit of a bind......Do I go with BMW? Bilsteins? KYB?, I have never replaced shocks on a car before, and would be tempted to do it myself, I know the rears aren't hard, I don't know what is involved with the front struts.......

Okay, where should I look for shocks???? Keep in mind, springs might be added down the line, but I don't want a really stiff shock, it has to be comfortable as well......
Thanks for the help in advance,
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Old 11-02-2003, 01:07 AM   #2
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i like bilsteins !
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Old 11-02-2003, 03:12 PM   #3
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Well, the problem is that if you are ever going to buy lowering springs, you have to do it all at once. This is because a shorter spring will require a shorter shock, or else you'll be bouncing all over the place. The whole situation is even worse if you buy just the shorter shocks now and leave the stock springs.

I say get springs and shocks, you'll save on labour, too.
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Old 11-02-2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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...cant go wrong with that setup. or maybe you wanna consider coilovers/sleeves?
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Old 11-02-2003, 07:48 PM   #5
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Get Koni Yellow's they have adjustable dampening so you can adjust your stiffness on your ride. I have them on my car and are pleased with them.
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:13 PM   #6
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yeah get Koni Yellow !! I have them at the softest setting and loving it !
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Old 11-02-2003, 11:35 PM   #7
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yeah get Koni Yellow !! I have them at the softest setting and loving it !
Where did you pick them up and for how much? Thanks
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Old 11-03-2003, 04:02 AM   #8
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Where did you pick them up and for how much? Thanks
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Johnston and Magwood - Corner of Burnhamthorpe and Mavis (They will probably have lower prices than Wheel and Tire Zone)

Wheel and Tire Zone - 1170 Eglinton Ave. East just before Dixie

Those are the places that I know for sure that sell them. They are sold almost at every performance shop. Just drop by the closest performance store around your area and see if they carry them.
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