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what companies make Hi-performance struts for a fiero? by RockChip
Started on: 10-29-2003 09:07 PM
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Report this Post10-29-2003 09:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RockChipSend a Private Message to RockChipDirect Link to This Post
I need new struts but I don't want to just buy regular struts I want something with the smaller diameter spring like a coil over kit(so I can fit wider tires) and I want adjustable ride hieght and stiffness. I like stiff suspension and I plan on doing alot of autocrossing next year. I started looking around, but my local part stores are having some trouble finding performance struts for the fiero with out some brand name to look under. I would like to know what companys make performance struts and what the part numbers are, even if they don't have all the features I mentioned I would like to get some prices so I can decide what I can afford. I would also like to know if the same company makes matching front shocks.

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Report this Post10-30-2003 01:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for iced_theaterClick Here to Email iced_theaterSend a Private Message to iced_theaterDirect Link to This Post
I believe Koni's have both shock's and struts, and they are adjustable. Not sure on the price or part number though. Held Motorsports also makes some, but they are much more expensive....Then for some regular shocks and struts I believe there is KYB....I forget all the others.
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Report this Post10-30-2003 03:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
since you are in mod anyways pip that ride out Lets see if we have same times bets?? Check with Velocity tuning they might have something. Thats where my friend got his coil overs for his tegra.

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Report this Post10-30-2003 09:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for DsliceClick Here to Email DsliceSend a Private Message to DsliceDirect Link to This Post
I have the KYB's that came with my coil overs from Heldmotorsports.com. These have been great.

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Report this Post10-30-2003 12:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Howard_SacksClick Here to visit Howard_Sacks's HomePageClick Here to Email Howard_SacksSend a Private Message to Howard_SacksDirect Link to This Post
KYB and Koni both make struts for the fiero.

I do not recommend the KYBs for autocross. Konis are great.

Shox.com and Tirerack both have great prices.

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Report this Post10-30-2003 07:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for RockChipSend a Private Message to RockChipDirect Link to This Post
I would like to get the koni's but I can't afford them, a set of KYB is already $530 can. plus $500 can. for the coil over kit. I won't be able to buy both right now so I think I'll get the KYB's and cut my springs a little for now. As long as the KYB's are actualy better than Monroes, are they? I only auto cross for fun so I'm not worried about being the best out there, but I would like to be able to push my car harder than I can right now.

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Report this Post10-30-2003 09:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for WillClick Here to Email WillSend a Private Message to WillDirect Link to This Post
www.shox.com has a full set of Konis for a little over $500 US.

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Report this Post10-30-2003 09:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for $Rich$Click Here to Email $Rich$Send a Private Message to $Rich$Direct Link to This Post
i have KYB's on my daily driver, and KYB's on my V8 car, if i EVER need to replace shocks/struts on a fiero again i wil get the Koni's

Koni's are the SHIIT!!!!

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Report this Post10-30-2003 11:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Howard_SacksClick Here to visit Howard_Sacks's HomePageClick Here to Email Howard_SacksSend a Private Message to Howard_SacksDirect Link to This Post
I have KYBs. I autocross. and I'm not happy with them. If you weren't in canada, I'd offer to sell you mine. The GR-2s in the rear are not valved stiff enough. It makes it a very difficult car to drive fast.

If I were you, I'd buy the front konis now since they're cheaper and you don't need to do an alignment when you replace them. Wait till I could afford to do the rear. And do the springs last. I wouldn't ever run cut springs, but that's getting off topic.

I've never driven on Monroes so I can't help you there.

Anything is going to be better then OEM.

 
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I would like to get the koni's but I can't afford them, a set of KYB is already $530 can. plus $500 can. for the coil over kit. I won't be able to buy both right now so I think I'll get the KYB's and cut my springs a little for now. As long as the KYB's are actualy better than Monroes, are they? I only auto cross for fun so I'm not worried about being the best out there, but I would like to be able to push my car harder than I can right now.

thanks for the reply's.

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Report this Post10-31-2003 12:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MinnGreenGTClick Here to visit MinnGreenGT's HomePageClick Here to Email MinnGreenGTSend a Private Message to MinnGreenGTDirect Link to This Post
I'm running Koni Adjustables all the way around with Coilovers in the rear... and the adjustability is awesome. I didn't have a chance to adjust the fronts before running at Waterford hills, but I did crank down the rears - and the car stuck like I couldn't believe (especially considering that I was running cheap street tires).

Yes, they're expensive... but you really do get what you pay for - and in this case performance is expensive

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