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Which shocks?
« on: May 21, 2008, 03:30:06 AM »
I'm about ready to look for shocks for Janis. Does anyone have a recommendation? I think I want to go with a not-to-aggressive gas shock, but don't want to pay $70-$100 @.
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Re: Which shocks?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 06:08:27 AM »
http://www.mamotorworks.com/acvw-5-176-4792.html

If you want a less aggressive "Gas Shock "  I'd go with the GR-2 KYB's........ they are usually cheaper and still work well.... thumb2

I prefer the regular White KYB's for stability of a heavier vehicle.......... but i run the GR-2's on my bug .......... thumb1
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Re: Which shocks?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 10:55:31 PM »
A   good    set    up    for   a    bus   is   the   grey KYB   GR2s   on   the   front    and    the    white  Gasadjust  on   the   rear.   A    bit   more  stabil   but   doesn't    ride   too   stiff.   I    have   run    this   combo    with   8ply   tires   for   a   long   time   and   am  satisfied   with   ride  and   handling.   :p14:
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Re: Which shocks?
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2008, 05:17:56 AM »
Soooo...are the white 'Gas-a-shocks' just the 'Gas-a-just-shocks' without the adjustment option? If you click on the pics they look different. And are they heavier duty than the GR-2's?
I'll spring the xtra $50 for the white ones all around, I just don't want a hard, jarring ride - but right now I lean quite a bit going around corners and it bounces 2wice when I push down on the bumper and release.
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Re: Which shocks?
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008, 06:14:10 AM »
GR-2's are the softer ride shocks.... the White KYB's are the more aggressive ones.... thumb1
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Re: Which shocks?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008, 08:20:53 PM »
Hey I joined a group in the Pacific Northwest today called wetwesties, a yahoo user group. I posted in it that I was thinking of replacing my KYB's. A fellow there said KYB's were know as Kill Your Butt. Two other types were noted as being good as well, Bilsteins and Konis. I had a quick look online they look WAY more pricey than the KYB's ... anyone have any experience with the either of the Bils or Konis brands? I am going to sniff around more next week. They seem to have limited availability up here in the frozen north  8)
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Re: Which shocks?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2008, 03:23:35 AM »
Napa auto parts carries Boge, Cofap, Monroe and KYB. The Napa's here on the cape either have them or can get them. Usually the next day, sometimes that afternoon.

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