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Old 10-26-2015, 12:11 PM   #1
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Rear Control arms or Shocks/Struts?

Over the thanksgiving holiday break I will be investing in some suspension upgrades. So far I have been looking at UPR's adjustable upper and lower control arms and also looking for new shocks and struts. What do some of you recommend as far as brand wise for shocks and struts for the strip/street application ?

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Old 10-26-2015, 02:35 PM   #2
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Don't worry about the upper control arms. As for lower, get the maximum motorsports ones. Do not get solid bushings. You'll regret it. The MM ones have a spherical poly bushing. Koni seems the way to go on shocks. Not saying you don't have other options. But they just work. Yellows are adjustable, oranges are great for bolt on and forget.


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Old 10-26-2015, 03:40 PM   #3
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I appreciate the feedback! Yeah i was looking at the Koni's Orange they had great reviews for several different applications

As far as the LCA's, what other brands are comparable to MM?
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J&M street races are the same thing and they cost less.


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I'm loving the Koni oranges with the Steeda springs, but I think the real game changer was the X2 balljoints. Car handles friggin amazing now, and turning response is phenomenal. And it's just going to get better after install of this bad boy...

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X2 Balljoints & a Bumbspeer kit A Must!!
Bilstein, Tokocio, and Koni, my favorite. KONI STR.T are on the economical side and great product.
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