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Re: Replacement shocks for 4KQ


Getting ready to replace the shocks on my 87 4KQ.  I'll be driving on the street
only, but I want a stiffer ride than stock.  Probably won't do the springs since
I'm not willing to give up ride height (too many speed bumps, craters, etc.) 
I've searched through the archives and found some information, but not enough 
for me to make a final decision. Being that the car is an 87 and is prolly near 
100k miles or more, I'd be willing to bet that the OEM springs are already 
compressed enough to yeild a lower ride height than the car had when new. IMHO, 
the Eibach springs for the car don't lower it much at all and provide a good 
ride with more cornering ability.
I've come across four brands so far and would appreciate hearing list members 
Boge: Turbo Gas seem very popular w/ list members, price very reasonable
 A good street/ occasional track strut for the money.     

  < Koni: those who have em, love em, but $$$$
         ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ exactly right!

KYB: alleged stiffer than Boge TG, priced between Boge and Koni 
  Crap. again, IMHO

 Bilstein: $$$, conflicting stories whether fitment is available for 
4KQ Are there any others that I missed? According to Bilsein NA, not 
available for the 4ksq at all. Tried to find them myself.
Mark Hilbush
Baltimore, MD
87 4KCSQ
     Todd Candey   85 4ktq
     USRobotics    89 90q
     Skokie, IL
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Date: 28 Jun 96 08:46:26 EDT
From: Mark Hilbush <73441.73@CompuServe.COM>
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Subject: Replacement shocks for 4KQ
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