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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 06:14 PM
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Im cheap thats why i bought my 9c1. I had kyb's on my camaro and they were great. I was wondering with the extra weight of our cars are the kyb's too weak? Why does everyone get billstiens? Anybody have kyb's, if so how you like them. I feel that there can't be that much diffence between these brands other than price. Or is that just it. Does the price mean i will go through two sets of kyb's in same time one set of Billstien's. What are all your opinion's?
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 06:45 PM
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Basically, KYBs are "ok" shocks on the installment plan, in that they don't last that well on our heavy cars, where Bilsteins are a very good shock, and last 80k+.

If on a tight budget, go with the Monroe Severe Service shocks.

Do a search for "Monroe Severe Service"
I have an extensive review on them.
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 06:58 PM
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Hey wayne, you seem to be the guru on the Severe Service, shocks, why don't you add them to your sig? Btw, here's the extensive review and write up on the Monroe SS's: click here.
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 08:22 PM
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Quote:
why don't you add them to your sig?
I know, my sig is out of date...

The new restrictions on sigs also apply to code, so when I change my sig, I lose the links. My sig is under 500 visible, but the code is over 1300... I'll get around to it one of these days, but I spent quite a bit of time on it a while back to find that I could not update it with the links in place so I was a bit frustrated...
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 08:31 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by DRIVING:
Why billstiens over Kyb's?
One word; --Quality--

KW
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 08:40 PM
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The KYB valving isn't as "stiff" as the Bilsteins.In this case you truly get what you what you pay for. D.
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 09:01 PM
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I just put the Edelbrock IAS shocks on my 94 . I really liked them on my 97 ZQ8 equiped Sonoma so I figured I would try them on the Impala. I like them alot.
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 09:03 PM
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Edelbrock IAS
Another one with a poor reliability record.
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 09:05 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by quick66ss:
I just put the Edelbrock IAS shocks on my 94....
You have my condolences [img]graemlins/4.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/4.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/4.gif[/img]
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 11:05 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Wayne Bengston:
where Bilsteins are a very good shock, and last 80k+.
Am I wrong, or did I remember reading that the Bilsteins carry a lifetime warranty? I am not sure on that one.
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