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#1 zzzzed

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Posted 07 April 2015 - 09:51 PM

What's the best shocks for mild track work and where can I get them for my
75 two seater?

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:27 AM

What sort of price range are you looking at?

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:32 AM

What sort of price range are you looking at?



up to $1000

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:34 AM

up to $1000

For all four?!

Monroes.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:40 AM

Are Monroe better than koni red?

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:29 PM

definitely not..

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 12:36 PM

That's what I thought. You sold yours didn't you?

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 01:16 PM

Yeah he did.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 05:03 PM

I have KYB AGX 4 way adjustables on my car. They're a slightly shorter shock from a Z31 300zx, so great for lower springs. Not sure of the valving on them but they have been faultless on 340lb springs.

Got them from Baz at Datsport. They were cheaper than Koni yellows and he recommended them as being a good shock.

There's a detailed shock thread on HybridZ, there's a few racers going for Bilstiens from a VW. They're very well priced too.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 06:26 PM

You can get the BC coilover kit for close to that money, they even come with springs.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 07:03 PM

You can get the BC coilover kit for close to that money, they even come with springs.


I just looked them up. $1349 a set that might be the way I go
Are they any good?

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 08:40 PM

Plus you will have to pay someone to cut and weld to your current struts... You are heading closer to $2000 already.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:11 PM

I do all cutting and welding my self. I am in the trade.
For $1349 you get the complete strut assembly with camber tops and adjustable shocks

http://www.bc-racing...51mm-strut.html


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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:39 PM

BC are crap - Valving in them is very poor as is the build quality.

Go Koni or MCA.

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Posted 08 April 2015 - 10:52 PM

BC are crap - Valving in them is very poor as is the build quality.

Go Koni or MCA.



I guess they are cheep for a reason.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:58 AM

New struts will need springs and bump stops to match, maybe strut tops too. Even koni struts need to be re-valved if you want to run decent spring rates ~350lbs. So $1k suspension not $1k?


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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:39 PM

I think this thred has escalated I bit to much.
I am only after a bit of track day fun two or 3 times a year
Nothing serious.
Maybe I will dial it back a bit and look in to munroe shocks 

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:43 PM

Mick - I'll put you in touch with someone who does this for a living.  Will PM you.

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 12:50 PM

Thanx Dave

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Posted 09 April 2015 - 03:04 PM

Don't even think about Monroe Mick. I think Lurch was being sarcastic. I had them in my zed years ago and they lasted only 6 months.  After that they were totally shot.

I then changed them over to Koni Red which were excellent ($700 for all 4) but not externally adjustable. 

I now have the Tokico illuminas in mine which are externally adjustable and are pretty good.  You can get them off ebay in the US for way less than $1k.  You can come and see how they ride in my zed with Kings lows if you want.




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