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    Koni rears are $340.00
    Kyb's $82.17

    Fiat tech rode in it and could not tell any difference. Reason those vendors do not carry it is because it's not really listed for our car. It has the same length and load rating but the eyelets are too big. But with sleeves it is a perfect fit.

    $340-82=$258 which you can use towards an small intake or even better the Neuf rear torsion bar +++

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    Quote Originally Posted by boxerbay View Post
    Koni rears are $340.00
    Kyb's $82.17

    Fiat tech rode in it and could not tell any difference. Reason those vendors do not carry it is because it's not really listed for our car. It has the same length and load rating but the eyelets are too big. But with sleeves it is a perfect fit.

    $340-82=$258 which you can use towards an small intake or even better the Neuf rear torsion bar +++
    What's the longevity on the KYBs? For that much less, there has got to be some downside.

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    Did you have to press out the existing bushings and replace them with the ones you recommending? Was a press needed? Do you have a link to this mod?
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    Kyb is lifetime warranty and no press needed for the sleeves. You just slip them in. Very simple.

    I dont think posting a link to another forum is allowed but you can search for kyb.

    Tbh konis at $160 each shock i think is a bit high. I think they just overpriced due to limited options we have.
    Last edited by boxerbay; 07-21-2015 at 05:41 PM.

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    Why doesnt anyone consider an adjustable, bigger front sway bar important like the Neuf?
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    Quote Originally Posted by boxerbay View Post
    It's actually a shock for a corvette. Someone on one of the other forums tested it out and worked very well. After about 3-4 other guys did it I felt comfortable enough to do it. WOW glad i did. Firm up the rear and a lot less money. Guys at the Fiat shop were REALLY impressed.

    Here are the amazon links. You have to buy the 2 shocks and then also 1 pack of each sleeves for the eyelets due to differing diameter.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s00
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o01_s01
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o00_s00

    $82.17 total.
    After not just taking your word for it (that sounds stuck up and rude, sorry) and doing my own research I have to agree that this is the logical choice. No matter what, this is an upgrade from the stock twin tube design. I appreciate you sharing this. No doubt someone went through some hard work and a couple sets of KYB shocks to find the right one. I'll post my results after the install. It maybe a week or two. I have a certain bump on the interstate that I go over every morning and it bounces me out of my seat because it feels like Im riding on straight springs in the back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whitep11 View Post
    I've read the stock front shocks are pretty good. To save some cash, could I keep the stock fronts?
    And are the chassis braces better than the upper brace? I'm guessing they do different things.
    Skipping the front is fine but as stated IF you want, not a requirement.

    As for the braces...the upper bar is more of a cosmetic addition but the lower braces actually are an improvement which is what you're seeking. Very different things and you can always add the upper bar later if you still want it. I'm not saying it does nothing but it doesn't do much and it does less than lower bars will offer you.

    As mentioned by MemoryFoam, the rear torsion bar is highly suggested...many do this first THEN move on to other suspension related mods. You'll notice a difference in adding it first and it is one of the lower costing items. CPR has one of if not the nicest offering in product and price but Neu-f is of course a good option as well.

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    Is there a way to lower just the rear????
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    Quote Originally Posted by guygeo View Post
    Is there a way to lower just the rear????
    lowering springs
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    I had the Koni Yellows in the rear of my Abarth. Set to softest setting the difference over stock was difficult to notice.

    I hear great things about the front Koni's though and maybe with all 4 corners combined it would be a really great ride.

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