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Old 07-21-2009, 02:14 PM
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Hello,

I知 about to put in new struts and shocks on my 91 Z28. I知 a college student on a budget planning on installing them myself, and I知 curious what brand would be best to go with. I致e already checked out Monroe, Gabriel Ultra, and just heard about KYB. Will I need an adaptor kit to make it work?

Also I知 considering installing sway bars, any advice there?

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Old 07-21-2009, 04:32 PM
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KYB is the best out of the three listed. Gabriel's are pretty much useless and Monroes aren't a whole lot better. I have Monroe Sensa-Tracs on my Z28 but I only bought them because I got a good deal on them.

Since you have a Z28 the sway bars are already plenty beefy enough.
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Old 07-21-2009, 06:19 PM
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Go with the KYB struts & shocks the other are for your grandmother's car.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:24 PM
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i had the sensa-tracs on my RS. It made it through inspections, but thats all they were good for. Not a very good shock IMO. Ive heard several good things about the KYB brand, however.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:28 PM
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Honestly I don't have a whole lot of bad stuff to say about the Monroes. It gives a good ride, a little stiff, but the car handles extremely well. I got all 4 for under $100, so I'm not complaining.
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Old 07-21-2009, 11:52 PM
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well look at it this way. If your into takin twistys quick and smooth, dont do sensa-tracs. If your just looking for a stock/factory replacement. Those would work fine.
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:48 PM
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Thanks ya'll, this helped a lot!
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:56 PM
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check out stranos. hes got some good products. more than happy to help u with what u are looking for.
http://www.stranoparts.com/
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I got Monroe Sensa-trac on my 87.. they seem fine. but yea, kyb is best.
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im usin koni double adjustable yellows. rides and handles really nice. major improvement over the old oems that were on it. very much over buget for the op.
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