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more shock questions

Posted by spectr019, Feb 12, 2006

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  1. spectr019

    spectr019 Proven Member

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    First off thanks to those of you who answered my questions the other day about the KYB shocks. Now I got one more for yall.
    To add a little more detail about my intentions for my car, it's to continue being my daily driver in Lansing, Michigan (pothole capital of the U.S. pretty much) and I've been riding on B&G springs for about a year, which do not have any more of a drop than the ProKit (actually even a little less of a drop I believe).
    Okay so now if I go with the KYBs I'll probably just go with the GR2s because I don't really have the need to be adjusting them. But now I've been sorta leaning towards the Tokico HP non-adjustables. Again, I'm going to be replacing the shocks at all four corners. Is there any reputation difference between the two brands? I don't really care about the price, I usually feel a little better buying the more expensive piece, so when the price difference is only going to be around $50 or something I really don't mind going with the more expensive one. But again, it all depends on other rider's happiness with them and their performance reputation.
    **** So basically if you just want to skip all that stuff right there, help me out real quick. On a daily driver with B&G springs on it, go with KYB GR2s or Tokico HPs? ****
    Thanks a lot for your input.
    Ben :talon:
     

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  2. blk 2gnt

    blk 2gnt Proven Member

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    If I was in your situation and money wasn't too much of an issue, I would take Koni reds over kybs and tokicos. I wasn't much of a fan of kyb shocks back when I had them on my old gs. I switched them out for Konis and the improvement was amazing. If money hadn't been an issue when I needed to replace the stockers on my gst, I would have gone with konis again :thumb:
     

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