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96gts shock absorber question.

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by Edward 96GTS, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. Edward 96GTS

    Edward 96GTS Enthusiast

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    who manufactured the shocks for the 1996 gts? gabrielle?
    what is the paint code for the blue shocks?
    i need to paint my gabrielle shocks on my 1966 gt350 which also came with blue shocks.
    thank you
    ed
     
  2. ViperJohn

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    My 02 had Koni from the factory. Not sure what 96 came with. Are you positive they are the originals?
     
  3. SHELBYVIPER

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    The 96 shocks are Koni's painted in blue. The 96 Koni Blue is very similar to the late build 66 GT-350 Blue Gabriel's. Tony Branda had various vintage shock shades in spray cans. You can also try contacting Koni service for the paint. :usa:
     
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  4. ViperJohn

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    Learned something new today. Thank you sir. I wonder what year they changed the color?
     
  5. Edward 96GTS

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    thanks for the great replies and the branda lead!
     
  6. CWhiteRun

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    96, the RTs have, as we all know, Gen 2 suspension. The GTS has the Blue Konis. The RT has the Orange Konis. Not sure how the are different other than the color.
     
  7. SHELBYVIPER

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    The Gen-1 Koni is shorter.
     
  8. daveg

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    Are the shocks rebuildable?
     
  9. FrankBarba

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    Shocks are rebuildable.....
     
  10. SHELBYVIPER

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    As Frank mentioned yes they are. About 2 years ago I paid $250 each to have the set rebuilt on my 99 ACR. Powder coating the coil springs is extra. Rebuild kits are also available. Koni used to have a couple authorized service centers across the USA that you could ship too or buy kits from.
     
  11. Tom F&L GoR

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    I thought Gen 2 shock is shorter because when the lower ball joint was relocated the lower shock mount moved inboard.
     

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