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KYB shocks suck?

OK so I was ready to set my '44 on fire a couple days ago... driving home from a cookout in VA and I start to hear a little clunk from the rear end, sounds like a loose shock. Well I figure I'll check it out when I get home, after all the PO replaced them right before I got the car so I figure it's just a loose bolt. It's not... take it to shop and the guy puts it up on the lift and says he doesn't see anything wrong either but it makes the noise with the shocks installed and does not with the shocks removed. Two Bilstein rear shocks later (and about $500 including labor out of my wallet) and my car is clunk free.

I have some almost new KYBs if anyone wants to take a chance with 'em...


PS - of course it has to happen when I just finished rebuilding the front suspension on my Stude *except* for the install of the sway bar, 'cause my bushings didn't come in, so I had *no* car to drive this week except my landlady's (bless her) POS Nissan pickup. Granted it's better than the shoe leather express but I had to remind myself continually that it was *not* a Porsche...
1988 944... and a bunch of other cars
Old 07-23-2004, 02:11 PM
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