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3/25/11 2:48pm - Original Message: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
MK's78
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Dover, DE - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary Corvette-White/Red 99% Original

Joined: 1/4/2009
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To all my fellow C3'ers:
 
I am intending to replace my OE shocks on my 78SA which is stock and would like some opinions, pros and cons, preferences etc.....actually any input at all regarding Bilstein vs KYB shocks....cost is not an issue.....
 
Any and all comments etc are very welcomed..
 
 
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3/25/11 8:13pm - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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If cost is not an issue, go with the Bilsteins. I have them on my 79 Vette and LOVE them. I also just put a set on my 96 Dodge Ram pickup and it's like getting a new truck! In fact, it rides and handles BETTER than new! The only reason for going with the other shocks is to save money. If you get them, you will NOT be disappointed!
 
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3/25/11 9:30pm - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Dutchess County, NY - USA

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White '79 Corvette. It's a driver.

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My '79 is pretty much stock and I use it as a "driver." The KYB's I have on it are just fine and I spent the savings on yet another Corvette project.
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3/26/11 8:33am - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Gloucester, VA - USA

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1979 T-Top, Metallic Green ZZ4 350/355 hp 405 ft/lbs torque Dual Spal Fans 700R4 4 Spd O/D Transmission 2004 Z06 Commemorative Edition

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I've got Bilsteins...Love'em...

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3/26/11 10:30am - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Marana, AZ - USA

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1982 Silver Blue

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Another vote for Bilstein's.  3 month old KYB's were replaced with Bilsteins and the difference in ride and handling were outstanding.

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3/27/11 8:37pm - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Morganville, NJ - USA

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1971 350 270 hp roadster millivanilli red, black interior, white rag top, white hard top, I've had it 18 years and intend on giving it to my son for his 25th birthday(another 18 years from now)

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Go Bilsteins you are not wasting your money

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3/28/11 12:40pm - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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1975 Red T-Top 1972 Red Convertible

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I rebuilt the front an rear on the 75 I put Bilsteins shocks on and they work great. The ride great. I now am working the 72 and will put the Bilsteins shocks  on it also. YOU WONT GO WRONG WITH BILSTEINS.
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3/29/11 6:19am - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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HOWELL, NJ - USA

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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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What Bilsteins did you all go with? Heavy Duty or Sport?

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3/29/11 7:08am - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Equinunk, PA - USA

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1972 conv, 4-speed, 350, 200hp, numbers match, rally wheels, war bonnett yellow w/white top. good condition, nice driver.

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 I have yellow BILs on mine, GREAT ride and Handle.

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3/29/11 9:36am - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Elkhart, IN - USA

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1975 Red T-Top 1972 Red Convertible

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I used H/D  the sport are more for the track use.

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3/29/11 11:28am - Reply: 'Bilstein vs KYB Shocks?????'
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Kendall Park, NJ - USA

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1981 - 59 Beige over Cinnebar leather. Edlebrock top end, 2200 stall w/shift kit, 3:55s, Mufflex maniback exhaust, nice stereo, 16 in AREs w/BFGs

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Its funny, my 70 has the Bil's my 81 has the KYB's - Both cars have a 350 monoleaf.  They are both great shocks BUT the Bils IMHO are a better shock for all around use
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