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1988 GT Suspension by Kern
Started on: 12-26-2023 04:59 PM
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Last post by: Patrick on 12-27-2023 04:43 PM
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Report this Post12-26-2023 04:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for KernSend a Private Message to KernEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I am considering lowering my car slightly and while in there I may as well replace the dampers (shock absorbers). Looking at sources on the net, I see a lot of KYB and Monroe items for sale along with a few other (more expensive) offerings.

Can anyone comment on their experiences with any aftermarket brands on their 1988 GTs?

Thank you in advance for your comments.
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Report this Post12-26-2023 05:19 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

This topic has really been beat to death over the years. Running a search here for '88 shocks and/or '88 struts brings up a lot of reading material.
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Report this Post12-26-2023 05:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for olejoedadSend a Private Message to olejoedadEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
My Formula (same suspension as GT) rides on KYB. Stiffer jounce and rebound than Monroe.
Monroe gives a bit smoother ride.

Both are good.

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Report this Post12-26-2023 06:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

...KYB. Stiffer jounce and rebound than Monroe.


Joe, that wasn't my experience (with either the struts or the shocks, I forget which) when I compared the two brands years ago. My more detailed posts on the topic will show up in those two links I provided above.

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Report this Post12-27-2023 11:10 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Vintage-NutSend a Private Message to Vintage-NutEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
As Patrick said, USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION

Your Recent Thread Kern:

1988 GT Dampers (Shock Absorbers) by Kern (Sept 29-2023)
https://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/147224.html

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Original Owner of a Silver '88 GT
Under 'Production Refurbishment' @ 136k Miles

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Originally posted by Vintage-Nut:

1988 GT Dampers (Shock Absorbers) by Kern (Sept 29-2023)


Good catch!
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