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Old 04-23-2008, 05:21 PM   #1  
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Default New shocks..need suggestions!!

My 89 Lx 5.0 drives like a tank. The whole car shakes over every little bump. It feels like there is no shocks at all. The car had a complete Poly-Graphic suspension upgrade and KYB struts and shocks put on about a year ago (previous owner). Does anybody have any suggestions on a more stable/comfort ride or are these cars just built that way???
My tires and rims are 17x8 245/40 zr17 on the front and17x9 275x40 zr17 on the rear.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:33 PM   #2  
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Try Bilstein
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:45 PM   #3  
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its the rims and tires i had 235 40 17 went vack to stock ponney better ride dont look as good lol
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Old 04-23-2008, 07:48 PM   #4  
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i have bilstein, they aren't to bad, but mine rides pretty rough, lowered 2 inches...

other than that i have no problems with bilstein, and they don't ride to bad...

is the car lowered at all? or stock ride height?
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:15 PM   #5  
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get rid of those low profile pieces of poo your riding on and get a set of shoes with more sidewall to absorb road shock
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Old 04-23-2008, 09:39 PM   #6  
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but i like my low profiles

i don't mind the ride.... and if i got prostars or w/e with some meat on them, i just know every honda that pulls up next to me would want to race... and i'd lose my car is so slow
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:48 PM   #7  
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Wife tells me that the 1992 LX convert that I bought for her "floats" while driving!
She's a hard-core Z veteran & knows what's she's talking about. I take it for a ride, and amazingly, it does "float", in other words, shocks/struts gone.

I have a local shop replace front strutswith monroe sensatracs & rear shocks & the car turns on a dime. Forget about sub-frame connectors, not necessary on the convert.
No more "floating".

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:13 PM   #8  
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heres the only site you need http://www.maximummotorsports.com/
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Old 04-26-2008, 07:45 AM   #9  
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i run the senseatrac shocks and struts on all four corners as well and the work flawlessly sticks to corners good and ride nice i think they are good myself .
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Old 04-26-2008, 09:22 AM   #10  
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i got the kyb, and i like them. just recently replaced them easter weekend. they are more of a performance/racing shock. get blisteins for durability.
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