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Cause we don't get to see this kind of message often enough:

Thank you for your order!

All items are in stock and will ship from our warehouse on May 24.
but I think Longhorn and Sheriffd see that message too often. :rolling:

Took me a year to spend some graduation money, but the wife said it was time for new Bilstein shocks. Can't wait to get back under that C4.
 

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Cause we don't get to see this kind of message often enough:



but I think Longhorn and Sheriffd see that message too often. :rolling:

Took me a year to spend some graduation money, but the wife said it was time for new Bilstein shocks. Can't wait to get back under that C4.
:partyon: Kick ass bro!

Thank you for your order!

All items are in stock and will ship...
that's always a very expensive message:laughing:
 

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Cause we don't get to see this kind of message often enough:



but I think Longhorn and Sheriffd see that message too often. :rolling:

Took me a year to spend some graduation money, but the wife said it was time for new Bilstein shocks. Can't wait to get back under that C4.
The shocks will give you some comfort.


AL.
 

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that's always a very expensive message
:laughing:

I think it'll be a solid start for me though. These shocks were saved up for months ago... then the injectors came calling. It worked out in the end though.

I'm staying with the basics so when I have the chance to do something I don't need, I won't run into any other set backs. Like raidmagic said 'doesn't make sense if you aren't having fun with it'.

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The shocks will give you some comfort.
Yea, I certainly paid the price by having to let it sit for a year (on jacks, not on jacks...etc) There's zero left in the original shocks but it is 22yrs old. I can shake the entire car with one hand on the gas-filler door. Surprisingly, it rides "semi-okay" for how shot the shocks are... but still I can tell a huge difference and that's what eats at me.
 

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Awe sum....We will see a write up on the instalation with Pics. Right...:D
 

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Did you order the Sport or Heavy Duty units?

Steven
 

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It's about Dan(pun intended) time. Can't wait to see the write up and install pics. When you come visit I'll buy some and you can put them on my car for me.:laughing:

Thank you for your order!

All items are in stock and will ship...
Ah yes, a love/hate message. Love to get new stuff, hate to pay for it.:laughing:
 

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How much were they, I think I'm going to be looking for some new ones soon.
 

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Oh yea, I'll have this covered with pics and a write up. :thumbsup:

I'm even tossing the keys to the wife so we can get an extra opinion on before & after driving. She's great at noticing details (even car related) so her opinion will probably be more realistic than mine, cause I'm picky as crap.

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Did you order the Sport or Heavy Duty units?
I stayed with the base shocks because they rode great before they went kaput. I didn't want to mess with Z51 shocks on a Base suspension car because then I would have had to lower the car some and I feared it just wouldn't give me the ride quality I wanted.
 

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I stayed with the base shocks because they rode great before they went kaput. I didn't want to mess with Z51 shocks on a Base suspension car because then I would have had to lower the car some and I feared it just wouldn't give me the ride quality I wanted.
Why do you think you'd have to lower the car to make Z51 shocks work?

I installed Z51 shocks on my FE1 car just a few weeks ago, and I didn't have to make any ride height adjustments.

Steven
 

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I love that feeling of opening a big box the UPS guy just dropped off. You already know EXACTLY what is in the box but it is still exciting opening it and inspecting the toys. :partyon:
 

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Why do you think you'd have to lower the car to make Z51 shocks work?
Nothing to do with them working or not, it's about how they'll work and what else I'll have to do. The Z51s rode 3/4" lower than the base from the factory. I've also read enough accounts on the forums of folks switching to the Z51 shocks and noticing a rise in ride height change. That was just a small annoyance I considered along the way. The main issue simply was the "Z51" stiffness. Enough for me to know that I'll stick with what's worked and what the car came with, the base shocks.
 

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Hopefully they'll work to your expectations. I'm sure you'll see a dramatic improvement from the 22 year old originals.
 

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When I bought the car back four years ago, it rode really well. If it's at all like that or better, I'll be very pleased.

Have you ever replaced yours; if so how'd it work out?
Hey I just drove mine today with a hood on it. Do you think the shocks are why I wasn't getting any traction when I tried to calmly:lookinup: leave a stop?:laughing:
 

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Nothing to do with them working or not, it's about how they'll work and what else I'll have to do. The Z51s rode 3/4" lower than the base from the factory. I've also read enough accounts on the forums of folks switching to the Z51 shocks and noticing a rise in ride height change. That was just a small annoyance I considered along the way. The main issue simply was the "Z51" stiffness. Enough for me to know that I'll stick with what's worked and what the car came with, the base shocks.
I didn't mean to imply that you thought they wouldn't work - that was just the easiest way for me to express my question.

However, since you got the FE1 shocks, will you perform a short experiment for me before you do the installation?

Take your new shocks, and make them go through a full motion (ie, from full extension to full travel), then measure the force you need to exert to make them move through that range of motion. I did this by taking a piece of wood, zeroing out my bathroom scale, and then slowly moving the shock through its range of travel. You should find that it can be done with a relatively steady force. With the Z51 Bilsteins, I found I could do this with an average force of about 70 - 72 pounds. I'd like to see if the FE1 shocks have the same force requirement as the Z51 shocks.

I found that my old shocks had an average force of about 40 pounds, and when I was finished, I did see a pretty impressive change in ride height, but it essentially went away after I drove around for about 20 minutes.

I'm interested to see what you find with your new shocks.

Thanks,
Steven
 
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