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Old 07-10-2011, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Rally or heavy shocks for a Geo/Corolla?

I know this sounds completely insane but...

I work at a water treatment facility for the oil/gas industry at the top of a mtn. and the 5 mile dirt road gets pretty bad so...

I am wondering if anyone knows of a company that makes a shock for a geo/corolla that would be a little more adept to this type of road? The monroes just arent going to cut it
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Bilstein has some very nice gravel strut replacements for your car. PSS9's or PSS10's. Expect to pay $1500-2k
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Sounds like more than I paid for my Bilstein 9100's, hmm...
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Take a look at the KYB AGX struts. They are adjustable but may not be available for your Corolla. After that will be the KYB gr2's, those should be available and around $75/ea.


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Take a look at the KYB AGX struts. They are adjustable but may not be available for your Corolla. After that will be the KYB gr2's, those should be available and around $75/ea.


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Cool thanks. I saw the gr2's but just didn't know how much better they would be than stock. I'm not looking to build a rally car, just need something a little better than stock. I would love to lift this thing about an inch for some ground clearance ;-)
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Cool thanks. I saw the gr2's but just didn't know how much better they would be than stock. I'm not looking to build a rally car, just need something a little better than stock. I would love to lift this thing about an inch for some ground clearance ;-)
Bilstein lists various year Corolla applications but the only geo application is the tracker.
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Bilstein lists various year Corolla applications but the only geo application is the tracker.
Corolla = Prizm, same car, same assembly line. Just a few different badges.
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I think I'm going with the kyb gr2. With 208,xxx on the factory ones I think these should hold up for the life expectancy of this car. Kyb=75.00, OEM toyota = 115.00.
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You definately want the GR2's. They are the only budget strut that seems to hold up to the horrendous back roads of Vermont. Literally every vehicle I've owned has gotten a set of KYB's.

Plus, they even have a life time warrenty.
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didja ever get to try those new shocks clint? or did you get to switch to the benzel before you needed them?

the ex needs some cheap decent rear shocks, wondering how well these worked for you if you went through with it.


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Get the KYB GR2s. (they're changing the name to Excel, but the product is staying the same)

If you do some web hunting/KYB catalog browsing/calling around you may be able to do what I did and find two different sets of KYB part numbers for your car, both sets will be stiffer than stock but one set will be stiffer than the other.

I have a 91 Tercel with the stiffest GR2s I can get for my car, and they soak up all but the biggest potholes like butter.
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