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Gen 1 shocks or coilovers?

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by RedEnuf93, Nov 19, 2006.

  1. RedEnuf93

    RedEnuf93 Enthusiast

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    Time to update the suspension. (Good winter project)

    I am looking for Aldan's or what else is there ?????

    Moton's are out of my price range, unfortunately.


    How about the bushings, any recommendations? I intend to tear down the complete suspension.
     
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  3. RedEnuf93

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    Hi Tom,

    No, It's low already. I want to keep it as low as it is currently, but one of the shocks is shot, so it is a good time to do more.
    The Koni's are 13 years old...just like the car.

    I thopught Aldan's would offer nice value for the money and possibility for adjustments? Just checking what else is out there?
     
  4. Jeff Lemke

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    How to you adjust stiffness on a stock shock?

    Jeff
     
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    Laure, Let me know what you find. I am going to get new shock as well. I would like stiffer springs and found a couple places that would make them and retain stock height (I dont want it any lower or higher)
     
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    I've been checking into getting new shocks as well (I started a thread a couple of weeks ago). I didn't get much of a response regarding the Aldan's, so I didn't really pursue them.
    Most of the replacement (Penske, Moton, etc.) are too much what I need ($4k++).
    Getting the stock Koni's rebuilt is ~$115/shock plus parts.
    They can rebuild the shock, add adjustable spring perches and make the rebound externally adjustable (no more disassembling the suspension to make an adjustment) for $350/shock, and add externally adjustable compressing damping for $385/shock. The resultant shock would be roughly equivalent to the 2812's that came with some ACR's.
     
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    I have a set of Gen 1 shocks off my 94 that I removed with 6000 miles on the car for sale if anyone wants em $175 plus shipping.
     
  9. RedEnuf93

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    Last try???

    I have now Tristan's old 6K miles shocks that are my spares.

    I am either using Tristan's Koni's with my Eibachs or does anyone have a recommendation/opinion regarding the ALDAN'S or the adjustable ones JonB is selling??? They are about $1000 without springs.

    I am still serching bushings for A-arms, since they are 13 years old,any info what or where to buy?

    Car will be mostly street driven, but with also some tracking...

    Thanks
     
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    I just put the Aldans on my car. I'm still waiting on my scales so I can finish the set up but the first "seat of the pants" drives feel great. They are much smoother than the old (11 years) Konis. I'll let you know how I feel about them after I finish and get an alignment.
     

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