Shock recommendations

MC96

MC96

Master Mechanic
Dec 7, 2015
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#11
I’m just yanking your chain. Bilstein for stock replacement. Or if you go coil overs qa1 or Viking (not much difference look at the addresses of both companies) are popular choices
 
71_340

71_340

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Jan 24, 2019
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#12
If you just cruise as in normal driving buy a quality OEM style replacement shock, that way you keep a comfortable and compliant ride. I just ordered Monroe 5840 and 5802 shock absorbers.
 
Griffin84ss

Griffin84ss

Greasemonkey
Supporting Member
Apr 14, 2017
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Georgetown, ky
#13
Thanks 71_340 I will check on them I am considering the bilisten shocks will they affect the comfort of the ride? I have moog springs #5660 for the front and energy suspension sway bar links it's never gonna see a track as I can see but where I live we have some pretty fun curves and backroads that's what I'm shooting for kinda anyways. I want to thank you again Sir.
 
Dayzedandkonfuzed

Dayzedandkonfuzed

Master Mechanic
Feb 9, 2010
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#14
I sell Monroe shocks. I hate Monroe shocks. I'd use KYB's as a cost effective option, or bilsteins
 
Griffin84ss

Griffin84ss

Greasemonkey
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Apr 14, 2017
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#15
Yes those were my 2 top picks for my budget.
 
roger1

roger1

Master Mechanic
Aug 23, 2010
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San Angelo, TX
#16
There are 2 types of shocks available for our cars. Mono-tube and twin-tube. Mono-tube is what you want.

Mono-tube designed shocks have better control, are more firm and have a higher cost to manufacture.
Twin-tube are economy shocks and what were what our OEM shocks were.

Monroe does not make a mono-tube shock for G Body cars. KYB does. The KYB Gas-a-just line is a mono-tube design and is available for all G-Body cars. It's also the least expensive mono-tube designed shock on the market. It's a pretty darn good shock too. Not as good as others out there but all the others are going to be significantly more expensive.

Don't associate "more firm" with "worse ride". If your car is pretty rattle free, a shock that is more firm can actually feel like it rides better than a softer one. A shock with superior control is better at keeping the tire's contact to the road more consistently. It's better for performance too.
 
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Griffin84ss

Griffin84ss

Greasemonkey
Supporting Member
Apr 14, 2017
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Georgetown, ky
#17
Thank ya Rodger1 for the advice I will check on them I'm hoping that she'll be rattle free I haven't driven her in a while now so we'll see how things work out need to get engine finished up and back in the car was just trying to do something's while the motors is out . thanks again sir
 

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