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Buttercup

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May 18, 2005
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15
Location
Albq Nm
Corvette
91 vette convertible
What is the best shock to put on my 91 vert? It has the bilstiens on now and the ride is a little rough, what can I do to make it a little smoother?
 

Dougs91

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Jul 16, 2004
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128
Location
Olalla Wash.
Corvette
1991 blue coupe
I'll relate my experience with my 91,FX-3,now with 140,000 mi.(new shocks at 128,000) My problem was replace/rebuild the Bilstien's,and actuators,etc. for $$$ or go with a regular shock. Well I went with KYB's from Summit $21.00 and shipping. Anyway, do you mainly just street drive? Auto-cross alot?. Your style of driving,and your wallet, can narrow down the shock you'll be happy with. For cheap go with KYB's,very good shock with a comfortable ride. For bigger $$ try some Koni's or QA1. I've got no experience with the latter, but here their well worth the cost. hopefully others will share..... Doug:)
 

McSnagg

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Nov 26, 2006
Messages
59
Location
Nebraska
Corvette
1988 Triple Black Convertible Z52 4+3
I just put KYB monotubes on my 88 convertible.

So far, so good!
 

Buttercup

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Joined
May 18, 2005
Messages
15
Location
Albq Nm
Corvette
91 vette convertible
Shocks

Well the ride is what i am after not really concerned on saving a few bucks just want a smooth ride. I drive the car only on the weekends and never autocross it.
 

ZumZum

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Mar 25, 2004
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478
Location
Central Illinois
Corvette
1988 Dark Red Coupe
I went with the KYB's and am very happy with them. A good shock at alot better price than most.

BTW, I wasn't real thrilled with the white color of the KYB's, so I painted mine to match the body color.
 
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striknine

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I just installed some KYB's last weekend and the ride is great for street purposes. I encounter alot of potholes driving in the city and now I dont crinch everytime I see a bump or crack on the road. If you want a smooth ride go with the KYB's and save some cash.
 

Buttercup

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Joined
May 18, 2005
Messages
15
Location
Albq Nm
Corvette
91 vette convertible
KYB

Thanks looks like they are the best for a smooth ride and that is what I want and am not ready yet to move up to a c-5 or 6.
 

G Winter

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Aug 21, 2004
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2,177
Location
NW Iowa
Corvette
1990 red convert 6 sp
I went to my local GM parts guy picked up the cheap standard Delco replacements for the front. I was after a little softer ride and I think they provide that for me. Price was right too. I do find them just a little mushy but no worse than any other car. I did this for road trips. I am planning on getting another set for handling this spring. It only takes about 15 min to switch them. Anytime I plan on an extended road trip I can put the cheapys on for the ride.

Glenn
:w
 
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Sunstroked

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Im putting a set of new bilsteins on. They should be here this week. Money is always an issue when it comes to choosing parts, but I also believe in quality. Not to say KYB's arent good, I have no experience using them.
 

RV Guy

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Aug 16, 2003
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190
Location
Nampa, ID
Corvette
1986 Silver/Gray Coupe
Im putting a set of new bilsteins on. They should be here this week. Money is always an issue when it comes to choosing parts, but I also believe in quality. Not to say KYB's arent good, I have no experience using them.

Did you get your shocks and have you installed them? How do you like the ride and handeling? What shocks were on your vette?
 

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