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Old 08-14-2014, 08:57 PM   #1
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Hey, on my 03 gt it has bbk lower springs and steeda lower control arm, steeda subframe, car doesn't hook up at all I need to change shocks. Are those good? I need some cheap shocksClick image for larger version

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I wouldn't run those myself.
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Anything good at local store I could get? Thx


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Well local stores carry Bilsteins which are top notch. Didn't you just drop $6k on a supercharger and are having trouble hooking up? And you want to put cheap junk shocks in the car? Don't mean to sound like an *** but that is completely counterproductive. Konis and Bilsteins are best IMO. I have Tokico Illuminas which are a very good budget shock but I didn't install them, the PO did. When I eventually put coilovers in this thing they will be Bilsteins.
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My Bullitt had Sensa-trac's on it when I bought it. They gave a nice ride!
One of them was blown out though.
KYB's are a good compromise between comfort and performance, and your local parts store can order them. Or Rockauto.
They probably won't help your launch much. You'll need a full-on drag shock for that.

What brand and size of tire are you currently running on the rear Saleen?
And how much air pressure do you have in the rear tires?
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Well local stores carry Bilsteins which are top notch. Didn't you just drop $6k on a supercharger and are having trouble hooking up? And you want to put cheap junk shocks in the car? Don't mean to sound like an *** but that is completely counterproductive. Konis and Bilsteins are best IMO. I have Tokico Illuminas which are a very good budget shock but I didn't install them, the PO did. When I eventually put coilovers in this thing they will be Bilsteins.

No it's ok and yes I did but my friends told me to go with cheap shocks cuz it's still going to be better then OEM but I did researcher online they saying go with drag shocks but my car is daily driving tho it's hard choice and I think I might go with bilsteins


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My Bullitt had Sensa-trac's on it when I bought it. They gave a nice ride!

One of them was blown out though.

KYB's are a good compromise between comfort and performance, and your local parts store can order them. Or Rockauto.

They probably won't help your launch much. You'll need a full-on drag shock for that.



What brand and size of tire are you currently running on the rear Saleen?

And how much air pressure do you have in the rear tires?

Yeah I might look on rockauto to see what they have for me. M running 275/40/17 Mickey Thomson et street radial but still spin better then be4 but still not that good, on street its at 33psi but on track 20 to 25 psi lol


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Well it sounds like you have the rear suspension mostly squared away.
You built a beast Saleen... Yoo are just going to have to learn to control it now.
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Go with KONI yellows. That's what I'm getting soon.


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Well it sounds like you have the rear suspension mostly squared away.

You built a beast Saleen... Yoo are just going to have to learn to control it now.


Sorry it's gt and it's automatic it spin until 2nd gear half way then finally hooks up lol but mine 60ft is worst lol
I took front sway bar off and it didn't make any difference expect I have to go super slow on corners lol


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Go with KONI yellows. That's what I'm getting soon.


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Yeah I probably do researcher on koni and belisten


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Old 08-15-2014, 09:35 PM   #12
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Just upgrade your whole suspension and get coilovers. I just did and I couldn't be more happy.


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Just upgrade your whole suspension and get coilovers. I just did and I couldn't be more happy.


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Lucky u m jealous m kinda low on money right now lol


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Coilovers FTW. I'm doing the MM kit, just waiting for my KONIs to come in.


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Coilovers FTW. I'm doing the MM kit, just waiting for my KONIs to come in.


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I went with fully upr and fully adjustable shocks. No complaints thus far. Click image for larger version

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As much as I come off as a MM nutswinger at times. I'm taking a long hard look at the UPR K kit with a-arms and coilovers. Its light, its strong and for a straight line car its just fine. And its $1100 less than the MM setup.

Yes UPR=Unauthorized Product Reproductions but... a lot of ppl run their K with great success, the price is right and its the lightest of all the K members. Plus the On3 turbo kits are designed around the UPR...
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Like I said I'm in love with my upr coilovers.


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Do yours make noise over bumps or are yours silent?
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Do yours make noise over bumps or are yours silent?

It makes a little noise if I sit there and listen for it. But with my exhaust and the radio on I can't hear it at all. It handles like a monster now and that's what I'm most impressed with.


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That's nice, how much power you putting down?


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As much as I come off as a MM nutswinger at times. I'm taking a long hard look at the UPR K kit with a-arms and coilovers. Its light, its strong and for a straight line car its just fine. And its $1100 less than the MM setup.

Yes UPR=Unauthorized Product Reproductions but... a lot of ppl run their K with great success, the price is right and its the lightest of all the K members. Plus the On3 turbo kits are designed around the UPR...

Where can I get that kit and what's it's called?


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Not too much, just bolt ons.


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Oh I see I got supercharger and no traction at all


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I have 0 body roll now, my car doesn't really break loose unless I'm really trying to make it happen.


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Yeah but with a stock suspension setup the rear needs work before the front K...
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I have 0 body roll now, my car doesn't really break loose unless I'm really trying to make it happen.


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Nice, I got full length steeda subframe, aftermarket sway bar front and back steeda lower control arms,
Mickey Thomson et steer radial but still no traction I mean I got no body roll just little. Not worry about corner I worry about track( Drag)


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Yeah but with a stock suspension setup the rear needs work before the front K...

Alright. Do you think I should go with 90/10 in the front and KYB GR 2/excel-g back?

http://www.americanmuscle.com/kyb-gr2-shock-9404.html


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I just got the ride height perfect, she's low but not too low.


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I just got the ride height perfect, she's low but not too low.


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Super nice love it not too high, not to low


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Now all I have to decide is if I want to go wingless or not.


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Go wingless for sure. But do it right and swap on a trunk that came with no holes or has had the holes filled or get yours filled.
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Go wingless for sure. But do it right and swap on a trunk that came with no holes or has had the holes filled or get yours filled.

Found one on craigslist for $100, wrong color but I have have it Repainted. Is $100 a fair price?


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$100 is not bad, you can always try to haggle lower if you want.
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