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I found a good deal on rear KYB Struts. FYI 84-87 by FieroMontreal
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Just thought I`d share this deal I came up on.

A few days ago I ordered the rear KYB stuts on Amazon for $28.86 each, The total came to $57.72 for both including free shipping.

I waited until they arrived to post because the picture they have on the add looks wrong but I did indeed get the correct parts for the rear of the Fiero 84-87.

This is the best deal I could find for the KYB`s, pretty much like getting a 2 for 1.

http://www.amazon.com/KYB-2...&keywords=kyb+234005

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They'll also fit the '88's too.
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Originally posted by Bloozberry:

They'll also fit the '88's too.


I didn`t know that, makes it a good deal for everyone then.
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Report this Post01-14-2015 05:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ITALGTSend a Private Message to ITALGTEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
That IS a good deal.

+ to you for taking the time to share with the rest of the forum.

Thank you sir.
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Just ordered up 2 sets for future use. Can't beat that price at all..
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What color are they?
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Originally posted by LornesGT:

What color are they?


BLACK
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What are the effects on the ride if you have Monroe Sensa-tracs on the front and the KYB struts on the rear?
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same seller has matching KYB 343127 Excel-G fronts for 88's for $16.37 each
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Originally posted by Bruce:

What are the effects on the ride if you have Monroe Sensa-tracs on the front and the KYB struts on the rear?


Perhaps just the opposite of the effects I've experienced.

 
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I used Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks and struts in my lowered and stiffened (cut springs) '84 for daily driving and autocross for four years. Love the way that car feels.

I now daily drive and autocross an '88 Formula. When I first got the car a year ago, I put new Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks and struts in it with the stock springs. Car felt okay, but I didn't like the soft stock springs. A friend gave me a set of four '88 lowering springs along with near new KYB shocks and struts. Since I now had shocks and struts made by both companies in my hands (literally), I compared them. I wanted to use the stiffest ones, the ones with the most resistance to both compression and rebound. You might be surprised at what I found.

The KYB shocks were stiffer than the Monroe Sensa-Trac shocks. No surprise there.

However... the Monroe Sensa-Trac struts were stiffer than the KYB struts.

So I now have KYB shocks on the front of the Formula, and Monroe Sensa-Trac struts on the back.

The Formula feels pretty good, but I'm still not satisfied with the lack of stiffness in the front. I'll be removing the '88 front lowering springs and replacing them with a pair of cut '84-'87 front springs. I'll continue to use my current choice of shocks and struts (and rear lowering springs).

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Which Shock is better for 350 lb/in springs? Excel-G (black) or Gas-a-just (white)?
Also which is stiffer?

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Originally posted by Chris_86GT:

Which Shock is better for 350 lb/in springs? Excel-G (black) or Gas-a-just (white)?
Also which is stiffer?

Thank you,
Chris


AFAIK The gas adjust are for the front and the EXCEL-G are for the rear. I dont think they make the gas adjust for the rear and vice versa.

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Originally posted by Bloozberry:

They'll also fit the '88's too.


Is just the mount different in 88?
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Originally posted by FieroMontreal:


AFAIK The gas adjust are for the front and the EXCEL-G are for the rear. I dont think they make the gas adjust for the rear and vice versa.



I have Gas-a-just (white) in front and (silver) in the rear, I don’t know if they are different type from the fronts but I believe that are matching pair from KYB.
I have a problem with the front. If I hit a bump at speeds around 60 miles the front moves a little (left or right) maybe the front shocks are getting bad. I had alignment recently but didn’t fix it...
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Damn it, too bad its $80 to ship to canada

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Damn it, too bad its $80 to ship to canada



You dont have a us po box you can ship to
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I do but it's up in hyder, which is about 4 hrs away, one way

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I do but it's up in hyder, which is about 4 hrs away, one way


I suspect a lot of our American friends think all Canadians live in a thin strip just north of the 49th parallel.

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Originally posted by 2.5:
Is just the mount different in 88?


Yes... the upper strut mount is different on the '88 but that's not part of the strut itself. Struts that had valving specific to the '88's softer springs haven't been available for many years but the '84-'87 struts work just fine. Some people (including myself) have found that to get the full range of camber adjustment on an '88 with '84-'87 struts that a small amount of metal has to be ground off the top knuckle:



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Originally posted by Patrick:

I suspect a lot of our American friends think all Canadians live in a thin strip just north of the 49th parallel.


I actually live in Canada and use a PO box in Buffalo. I just make my trips to the PO BOX worth the detour with a bunch of different orders at the same time. 4 Hours is steep but back when I was 1.5 hours away I made sure to have 3-4 orders at a time. Now I'm only minutes away so I can go there for 1 box
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Originally posted by FieroMontreal:

I actually live in Canada and use a PO box in Buffalo...


I was wondering why someone who lists where they reside as Buffalo, NY would call themselves FieroMontreal.

 
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...back when I was 1.5 hours away I made sure to have 3-4 orders at a time.


I do the same thing, but I'm in Vancouver which is a heck of a lot closer to the 49th parallel... than Kitimat is to Alaska.
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In the summer months my parents run a campground bout 1/2 hour from hyder and come home every week or so so I just get them to bring my stuff with them..

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Originally posted by Bloozberry:


Yes... the upper strut mount is different on the '88 but that's not part of the strut itself. Struts that had valving specific to the '88's softer springs haven't been available for many years but the '84-'87 struts work just fine. Some people (including myself) have found that to get the full range of camber adjustment on an '88 with '84-'87 struts that a small amount of metal has to be ground off the top knuckle:




Thanks
What would you end up with if you did not grind that area?
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Thanks FieroMontreal!!

Just ordered and hit you with a (+) for the heads up...

Can't believe I hadn't done that already... Us class of 2001 needs to stick together!

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Thanks for the heads up, I just ordered a set as well!
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That IS a good deal.

+ to you for taking the time to share with the rest of the forum.

Thank you sir.

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