Any one have any experience with the KYB shocks SCP sell? I need to replace my stock ones and I also wanted to get lowered springs so I need something that will handle the drop,looking at the Vogtland 1.6 springs.
Nothing can be as soft as my worn out shocks. I've only had it 3 years but I can almost guarntee they are the original shocks. BTW my Cougar has 204k on it :beek:Or rockauto.com. That's where I picked up a replacement for one of mine that had a nut seized on it.
As far as experience with them, they are too soft in my opinion. My last bird had Bilsteins, so I might have been spoiled. The stock sport shocks are better if you ever come across some.
+1check out shox.com too, they offer free shipping on most shocks. Ive bought KYB's and Koni's from them and were here in a few days. They process orders really quickly. TCCOA members get a discount too.
If you buy Koni's hold onto your receipt you'll need it
Interesting...I'll have to look into that. I've always heard nothing but good about the Koni's.A few people here including myself have had bad experiences with the Koni Sports (adjustables), they just don't last. I think my front ones were in all of 6 months before one completely blew out and the other one was leaking. The ones on the back seem ok but they don't get the abuse the front ones get.
And $600 a set then you have to cut apart the OEM front shocks and put the Koni's in. For $600 the damn things better install themselves. I myself have better things to spend money on then $600 sets of shocks.Everyone I know with Konis has been happy with them. I've heard about the bilstiens breaking spring mounts, Tokico blues losing their firmness after a week, KYB being plain junk, ect. Nothing bad is usually said about konis other than being really stiff.
:crazy:And $600 a set then you have to cut apart the OEM front shocks and put the Koni's in. For $600 the damn things better install themselves. I myself have better things to spend money on then $600 sets of shocks.
Agreed.want to go fast, and be able to handle it?
You have to spend money.
Yeah seriously, I agree. Besides spending money on tokico's or kyb's is like throwing $250+ out the window....:crazy:
my fronts with springs cost $700.
rear shocks I'm going to use are Mustang Koni adjustables.
So, I guess I have roughly $1000 in shocks on my car.....
want to go fast, and be able to handle it?
You have to spend money.
Yes, in the front.Yeah seriously, I agree. Besides spending money on tokico's or kyb's is like throwing $250+ out the window....
(or whatever they cost these days).
if you compare fully adjustable coilovers, given there really isn't much of any good shock options (without having old front bilsteins to rebuild), if your buying springs and shox I think fully adjustable coilovers are the way to go, not alot more, and you get so much more adjustability. Ride height, spring rate choices, fully adjustable shock valving.
Don't you have some on yours badbird?
I don't think there is any kind of bolt-in kit for the Tbird unfortunately so it's got to be all custom, and then it helps to work with a company whom knows what they are doing for proper mounting/geometry, spring rates and shock selection, etc.