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Old 02-11-2018, 08:51 AM
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Can anyone recommend the best (reaonably priced?) strut/shock assembly replacement for a 2008 [email protected] with 100k miles? Or, should I go OEM?
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Scroll down to "Brakes and Suspension", tons of info in there.
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OEM is pretty darn good. Works great, lasts a long time. You get what you pay for.
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There are frequently OEM parts on Ebay from those who just have to have adjustable coilovers (and rarely have a clue how to adjust them). A complete set is possible.

But what's wrong with yours?

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oem,ohlins bilstein and eibach are the brands you want to stick with


stay away from tru hart,skunk 2, apexi and any thing else thats under $1500


konis are good but there a down grade from stock suspension....
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Originally Posted by beefystud View Post
oem,ohlins bilstein and eibach are the brands you want to stick with


stay away from tru hart,skunk 2, apexi and any thing else thats under $1500


konis are good but there a down grade from stock suspension....
Konis are not a downgrade. They have less compression damping than OEM, otherwise there is no downside. The Konis are every bit as reliable, handle higher spring rates, are easier to swap springs with, and unlike OEM units, can be rebuilt, and re-valved, or converted to dual adjustable. Not surprising when the Koni yellows cost more or less the same as OEM dampers.
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Originally Posted by Slowcrash_101 View Post
Konis are not a downgrade. They have less compression damping than OEM, otherwise there is no downside. The Konis are every bit as reliable, handle higher spring rates, are easier to swap springs with, and unlike OEM units, can be rebuilt, and re-valved, or converted to dual adjustable. Not surprising when the Koni yellows cost more or less the same as OEM dampers.
koni reds are $400 koni yellows are $800 , set of oem shocks are $1200 "WITH" a %30 discount.... oem shocks are also made by ohlins, you get what you pay for....
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AST 4150 another good quality coilover.
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Originally Posted by beefystud View Post
koni reds are $400 koni yellows are $800 , set of oem shocks are $1200 "WITH" a %30 discount.... oem shocks are also made by ohlins, you get what you pay for....
I thought OEM shocks were made by Showa
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Originally Posted by kukudm View Post
I thought OEM shocks were made by Showa
They are.
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