Shock Advice needed

Discussion in 'Mustang Chit Chat' started by Monkeyporn, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Monkeyporn

    Monkeyporn forum member

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    I need a little help peeps. I've got Ford Preformance adjustable shock/struts and I found a rear shock leaking. Here's my problem these only come in complete strut/shock sets I can't find just the rear shocks alone anywhere. So I need some recommendations on what rear shocks to pair with my Ford Preformance struts? IMG_1935.jpg IMG_1936.jpg IMG_1937.jpg IMG_1936.jpg IMG_1937.jpg
     
  2. skwerl

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    Koni have been the preferred brand on the S197 platform since they came out. Orange are non adjustable and slightly cheaper, yellow for adjustable damping. I had yellow but ended up leaving them at the softest setting all the time.
     
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  3. Monkeyporn

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    skwerl Thanks for the reply so tell me is the orange and yellow the same as far as ride ?
     
  4. skwerl

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    I never owned the orange but have read multiple times they are the same as the yellow ones on the softest setting. I'm sure Google can help you find the correct specs on Koni's website.
     
  5. tw557

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokico-DE3...578?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c10#viTabs_0

    These are what I finally settled on and really like them for the rough streets I drive on in PA. I tried, Rousch, Bilstein, and Koni Yellow adjustable. I tried different springs and multiple adjusting and could never get a smooth ride with the yellow Koni. I took a loss and sold them. Then for $30 a piece I thought give these a try, Very good adjustability. I almost think to buy another pair incase something happens to one.
     
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  6. tw557

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    Well it looks like my links get cut off. But anyway do a search on ebay for DE3753 Tokico and it should come up with some fro $28. Also some on Ebay.
     
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  8. 07 Boss

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    For a non adjustable I would go with the pricey Bilsteins. They are actually variable dampening and adjust well to different conditions. I loved them on my car. Ran them with Eibach and Cobra Jet springs.

    As far as adjustable I like the Viking Performance dbl adj ones. They haven't been around that long but have a great rep. I'm putting them on my 2nd gen F-body build as we speak. They are the preferred shock with BMR also.

    For the Strip I usually end up going with my fall back Lakewoods.
     
  9. jewc75

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    Koni oranges will leak after a few months, they suck. Id rock Viking double adjustables.
     
  10. Monkeyporn

    Monkeyporn forum member

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    I'd like to thank all you've taken the time to reply and if I can I'd like to hear opinions on this shock
    https://lmr.com/item/STR-S6008LM/mu...MI7-zyj4bW5QIVsxx9Ch1aUQa2EAQYAyABEgLV0vD_BwE

    I should have mentioned that I'd like to have something thats adjustable like the Koni Yellow but I just can't afford those, so I'm looking the STR-S6008LM from Strange. I should also mention that my car is just a daily driver grocery getter no track time or strips for me.
     
  11. Mackitude

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    I got about 60K miles out of my first set of Koni orange, on second set (no charge from Koni) now, with about 30K on them. FRPP P springs, FR control arms and GT500 strut mounts. Obviously the P's wouldn't work for the track, but for the street I love the ride, much better than stock and firms up in the corners. Front suspension rebound clunk gone. Now if I could just get someone to swap out my steering column to get rid of the other clunk...
     
  12. oldVOR

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    +2 on the Bilsteins, I've had them on an '05 and an '11. As Boss stated, I loved them on both Mustangs.
     
  13. tw557

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    If you want adjustable and use as a daily driver I still highly recommend the D-spec shocks. ESPECIALLY since you can get a brand new pair for $20 a piece as mentioned above. Adjusting the DSpec changes comp and rebound.
     
  14. jewc75

    jewc75 Cant Stop, Wont Stop

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    I had Strange shocks, once. The valving is terrible.
     
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  16. Muzza66

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    tw557 I’m running those tokico’s on SR 200lb R and they seem great, what are you using on the front, I have SR 230lb F. I know these springs are bagged by so many people but it appears they are running oem shocks and sorry for hijacking thread
     
  17. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    Huh...that price just doesn't seem right on the D-Specs. I'd be careful.
     
  18. tw557

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    I have rousch on the front because that's what the car came with front and rear. The rear were not bad but not too composed on my roads. Front seems pretty good. It was the rear that bothered me. These D specs are so much better at about 75% softest setting on my rough roads. Fun to turn up the stiffness in about 1 minute for smooth roads.

    Yes $20 seems so wrong but since its old stock these places are blowing them out. There are multiple vendors selling at this price. Boxes will look a little old. Amazon has a couple places selling for $50 a piece. But with ebay and a 30 day return from vendor, I figured worth a try for $20. I saw on Amazon for $29 one time too.

    I like the Bilstiens best for non adjustable, then Rousch but the Koni yellow I liked the least. Compression was always too much for my liking. At any price the D Specs are my favorite.
     
  19. scramblr

    scramblr Senior Member S197 Team Member

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    I've had D Specs for 11 years and only one rear has gone bad. I like them.

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  20. RED09GT

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    I've had D-specs for 9 years now and I bought them used. They work great on the street with steeda sport springs.
    At the strip, there is enough range to go from dismal to good 60ft times.
    Road racers don't like them as when they get the compression to where they want it, the rebound is all wrong and vice versa but if you aren't chasing lap times, you probably won't notice.

    I also have BMR LCA relocation brackets, adjustable UCA and mount, steeda chromemoly lowers, steeda phb and brace (I doubt the brace does much at all), BMR 38 mm 5 way adjustable front sway bar, and BMR'S SB042 rear bar. With 275 firestone indy 500's, the cars grip far exceeds my talents as a driver.