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Hy guys. I want to get shocks installed next week because I know my back ones(yellow, not sure if they are OEM) have dirt on them and my friend told me it looks like its leaking.

so since I just put a lot of stuff into my car performance wise I want my handling to get much better and the ride smoother. any recommendations?

I dont think I need to get the most expensive ones out there but I do want to get some good quality ones that will give me what I want.(smoother ride and better handling) thanks!
 

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For shock replacement, go Bilstein and never look back.

They appear to be a bit pricey when compared to others but they are quite the value. A friend of mine and my mechanic, both originally brought some of the el cheapo shocks that you see advertised along side Bilsteins and were completely upset that they didn't install Bilsteins first.

The Bilsteins are a high quality set up, glad I stuck with them (they were original equip on my car. Replacing with Bilsteins, brought back the nimble ride, moving in time with the steering wheel. With the dead shocks there was a noticeable amount of delay as the car just wasn't in sync. Very easy installation, big gains.

Check out OldVetteFan's thread too:

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75341&highlight=bilstein

I stayed with base Bilsteins as I wanted to retain backroad and highway comfort, but you can go with Sport version too. I am VERY pleased with the handling capabilities of the base Bilsteins as well as its character around town and horrible Pennsylvanian roads. They also made for a HOOT of a ride around Gingerman Raceway in Michigan. I'll be looking to advance the ride-quality gains in the near future with new poly bushings, etc.

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Ernesto -

If you have yellow shocks, then you still have the standard Bilsteins on the car (more than likely).

They are designed to leak a minor amount of oil past the seals, so you have to inspect a bit closer to see if there is really an issue with them.

Are you having any handling issues now? My '95 had some typical worn shock symptoms (too much oscillation, feedback in the steering wheel when one of the fronts hit a pothole). The Sport units cleared up the issue, and improved the handling of the car (based on my butt's feedback to me).

I replaced my stock Bilsteins with Bilstein Sport units. The stock replacement Bilstein for a '95 is the Bilstein Heavy Duty.

Here's a couple of threads on the Bilsteins ...

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62902

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=75341

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/forums/showthread.php?t=76780

Let me know if you have any questions.

Also, you can get the Bilsteins from Vette Brakes and Parts at a 10% discount. You'll spend about $300 total for the set of four.

I know that there are also folks using the KYB shocks, which are quite a bit cheaper than Bilsteins. I can't comment on those, since I have no experience with them.

Steven
 

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thanks guys. I dont really think I have any handling issues. I just would like it to be better. I just got an allignment so I noticed the car feels better. I seemed to get a pull sometimes on the street and they told me the front ones were pretty off.

i haven't had any problems that I can think of. The car has been running great. I guess ill look into it a little bit more to see if I really do need to upgrade. thanks
 
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