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I need a set of shocks. Currently running the stock Bilsteins with Eibach Pro-kit springs. Wouldn't mind changing the shocks to Koni's but don't want to lower the car anymore than it is now. Does anyone have a recommendation? If there's another shock, I'm open to it. Thanks much.
 

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More money, but adjustable height shocks might be a thought.

I use BC Racing which come with springs, which you probably don't want, but they are cheaper than the KWs....
 

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Thanks but I don't want to go through the corner weighting process and I do want to keep it cheap. Surprised I'm not getting more replies. Maybe I'll just put the stockers back on.
 

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You don't NEED to corner weight the car (and very few would ever bother), it just opens up that possibility for anyone interested. 99% of people just bolt them on. They are $1,000 a set.
 

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And the BC's are great but I would just replace them with the original OEM GXP Bilsteins.
 

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Stockers it is then! Will GM sway bars significantly reduce the body roll or should I go with another company? Thanks much guys.
 

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You don't NEED to corner weight the car (and very few would ever bother), it just opens up that possibility for anyone interested. 99% of people just bolt them on. They are $1,000 a set.
I corner weighted my car... half a turn on the rear adjusters and it was perfectly set. Seems like the weight distribution is pretty even across the whole car.
 

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To answer my own question about the sway bars. I'm getting both the Z0K bars and ES bushings. Thanks everyone for the help.
 

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The one thing you can do to better your over all driving experience is install the ProBeam/BackBone/Venom Brace.
 

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Don't know what you have read but the first thing that should be added to every Solstice in my opinion is the ProBeam. It makes a huge difference.

If you do nothing else, that is a must.

I have everything that LV mentioned but for the Venom Brace. It will not fit my car. And they all make a good contribution to handling.

I also have the BCs which I primarily bought because I wanted to lower the car slightly. I have come to appreciate the adjustability and the improvement in overall handling that they provide. I have moved the car down till it drug on the ground and then over the course of a couple of years raised it up slightly twice. Its very easy to do and works well.
 

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I did corner weighting with me in the car and with the HKS (same as the BC's) it was dead on didn't change a thing. I think LV gives some great advice, I did the backbone alone way back when what a difference, it was the only handling mod I had at the time. By the way the tunnel brace (aka backbone) idea was stolen from Corvettes they have a wimpy tunnel brace from the factory as well.
 

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lil goat.
Just an observation to your last comment.
The new 2014 C7 Stingray Vette has a tunnel brace now similar to the DDM 3/8 street version.
 

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after driving my 06 for 6 months with 47k miles and then jumping in the 08 with 31 k miles, I've come to appreciate New (er) shocks. you start jacking with suspension too much and you will loose a lot of comfort and probably some handling. just my 2 cents worth.
 

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Aftermarket shocks will not lower the car.
Yes they will. It even states on konis (only after market shock I know of) website that the vehicle will be lower. also proven by members running them. They are a low pressure shock as opposed to the stock high pressure bilstein.
 

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The one thing you can do to better your over all driving experience is install the ProBeam/BackBone/Venom Brace.

I'm having the Probeam and your brace installed at the SMMM as I already have the backbone.

Just bought Michelin Super Sports and am looking to replace my original shocks since I have 65k on them and have traveled over some ruff roads. Don't want to lower the car...
 

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Yes they will. It even states on konis (only after market shock I know of) website that the vehicle will be lower. also proven by members running them. They are a low pressure shock as opposed to the stock high pressure bilstein.
I'd love to see where this info comes from. Post the link.

On the koni website I've only seen lowering kits via different springs. And Koni note that their shocks are usually firmer from stiffer valving.

I've got all this from the FAQ.
KONI: FAQ
 

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I'd love to see where this info comes from. Post the link.

On the koni website I've only seen lowering kits via different springs. And Koni note that their shocks are usually firmer from stiffer valving.

I've got all this from the FAQ.
KONI: FAQ
The information was on the koni-na.com page when you searched for the solstice but it isnt there now it seems. That was a few years ago when I looked them up. I believe it said it will lower the vehicle ~15mm or something of that nature.

Regardless of where it comes from, even auto-xers and guys running them say they lower the car more so.... yeah.
 

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shocks have nothing to do with ride height unless they are coil overs. that comes from the springs.
 
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