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Old 10-17-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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KYB struts

kyb struts.... thunbs up or thumbs down?


KYB 4 GR2 SHOCKS SAAB 9-3 , 93 - 99 00 01 02 | eBay
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:03 PM   #2
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I had em on my NG for a while before i upgraded to Konis....Slight upgrade over stock maybe.. Good stock like/feel replacement if its a DD that your not looking to modify much
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:06 PM   #3
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i plan on dropping the car as well
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I just lowered my car on koni springs and KYB struts and im happy, feels like stock + better handling since sitting lower on the konis and makes the car look liek it should have came.
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Might be a bit of a bumpy ride if roads are shitty by you.. Go koni or bilstein and forget about it
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I live in florida with basically flat paved roads everywhere.

I dont see why people invest 500+ $ shocks in springs in cars that probably have over 140k miles and worth 4000$ max.
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Old 10-17-2011, 07:22 PM   #7
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I live in florida with basically flat paved roads everywhere.

I dont see why people invest 500+ $ shocks in springs in cars that probably have over 140k miles and worth 4000$ max.
then I would go buy a kia or honda..... good thing you don't know how much my Hertz Mille 6.5 in component set is worth, going in my car next week hopefully along with a bunch of other stuff........


kyb's were horrible in C900's but many claim solid in the newer saab's. I am a koni fan & think they are worth the money but it's not for everyone.

As people have stated for years KYB = Keep Your Bilstein's

If you plan on dropping it I would do it right the first time..... koni's or another quality shock
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Okay...

like i said i have flat paved roads everywhere and dont auto-x

so i didnt drop dough on a better shock because realistically the kyb will probably last me untill the time i decide to sell.
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i have a brand new set of rears for sale here:

https://www.saablink.net/forum/items-sale/57176.htm
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I live in florida with basically flat paved roads everywhere.
Flat paved roads with no ice-caused potholes and no frost heaves, and most of those roads are perfectly straight, boring lines because the entire state -- aka "God's Waiting Room" -- was developed for the ease of elderly folks driving huge fucking Lincolns and Sedan De Villes.

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Because they don't live in Florida.
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Flat paved roads with no ice-caused potholes and no frost heaves, and most of those roads are perfectly straight, boring lines because the entire state -- aka "God's Waiting Room" -- was developed for the ease of elderly folks driving huge fucking Lincolns and Sedan De Villes.



Because they don't live in Florida.
now that's a great post....
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i love florida.


west palm beach=second home.
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KYB = Slight Improvement over 100K blown OEM Struts KYB should last at least a few weeks before going bad and you have to pay to have them replaced again.

Buy Koni or Bilstien (even SACHS) and get something which will last and work right.
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Yea, I have to side with the Koni-stein guys. I went to konis on my vig, and I'll never use anything less. Its such a huge piece of how the car feels, no matter how you drive, there's no reason to cheap out.
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:22 PM   #15
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what prices am i looking at for koni's?
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:26 PM   #16
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Looks like $830 for koni springs & shocks..... excellent setup!!!!!

Dampers only are $670ish on their site

Not the cheapest way to go but but arguably the best way to go

forgot to say that's off of genuine saab's website
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no possible way im spending that much lol ok what about a mid grade set up
and im not worried about a comfy ride lol
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Bilsteins $479 through shox.com
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no possible way im spending that much lol ok what about a mid grade set up
and im not worried about a comfy ride lol
Come on bro spend 800$ no big deal.
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i love florida.


west palm beach=second home.
Maybe it has changed since the 90s but....I used to work in Delray and lived in Boca and would drive to South Beach rather than hang out in WPB, which was a sad hole with exactly one (!) decent nightspot. Most of the county was even sadder, unless you were 55 and an early retiree with ample coke and cash to burn picking up rebounding divorcees.

Ditto for FTL, but just drop the median age to 45.

I spent most of my time in Florida working extremely hard to leave.



but about shocks....
It's silly to just install shocks without doing the springs because it will double the labor.

Best route = Konis or Bilstein HDs and springs = $$$$
Middle road = Sachs/Boge and springs = $$$
Bargain route = KYBs and cut springs = $$
Cheapest route = Stock take offs and cut springs = $ (but won't last as long...)
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