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post #1 of 6 Old 04-03-2002, 08:27 PM Thread Starter
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Shock/strut decision

I am looking for the right shocks and struts for my H&R super sport springs on my 01 gt.

The spring rates are 700-760 in the front and 275-300 in the rear according to maximum motorsports.

I don't need adjustability...not that I won't consider the illumina's or something, but adjustability just isn't something I need.

This is for purely street driving with the occassional trip to the strip.

I am a college student so $ is a little low

I am looking at a set of bilsteins, not the cobra r ones, just the hd or sport...whatever the regular ones are now that they changed the name. I had originally wanted the cobra r struts but was told that they were made for the cobra r springs which have a front rate of 800lb/inch and would have too much damping for my springs.

What about koni? Particularly the koni "reds"? How would these perform with these spring rates?

Any others I should consider?

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I just bought the super sports too and I'm looking for struts/shocks. I was thinking about the tokico premiums but I'm interested in what everyone's opinions are.


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I have tokico illuminas with my steeda springs, I like mine a lot, they feel a lot better than stock, and adjustable is always good.

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I have the 5-way adjustables and i love them. For the price your going to pay for the better ones why not just go with the best and get it over with. Unless you dont race, just go with tokico performance ones. Otherwise get the 5-ways.


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Which ones are he 5 way adjustable ones? Are those the illumina's? And if so, are those the shocks that come with the Steeda g-track suspension?If you have the part numbers, it would really help!
i went on the website, I know the numbers are 3140 and 3723, but I don't know which model ( they all have different initials in the front) I'm guessing BB3140 & BE3723.....
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I wouldn't advise the premiums with the H&R Supersports. They are too soft and you'll get a bouncy ride. Illumina's are perfect with that spring for a street/occasional autox car, especially when you compare the price to the bilsteins/koni's.

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