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BigChill Silver Member Big Chill
Norwood, Massachusetts, USA   USA
Probably another dumb question, but there is a huge difference in price between stock shock absorbers and the uprated ones, Koni's or Spax - like $300 or so.

Are the upgrades worth it for a daily driver type of car???

Thanks in advance,



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HuffDaddy Scott H
Charlotte, NC, USA   USA
1976 Triumph TR6 "Huff Daddy"
Big Chill,
How are your springs and bushings?

I have front Koni’s (and rear) for about three years and love them. I thought them well worth it. At the same time I replaced the bushings with poly and later swapped out springs to sport springs.

Your TR6 is capable of riding and handling better, especially for a daily driver. Just depends on how much you want to spend in terms of time and money.

My 2cents,
Scott Huff

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poolboy Ken D
Sandy Hook, Mississippi, USA   USA
You usually have to pay a lot for the adjustability...that may well end up adjusted the same as a non-adjustable shock.

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dicta dick Taylor
Downey, Callifornia, USA   USA
In reply to # 1500022 by BigChill Probably another dumb question, but there is a huge difference in price between stock shock absorbers and the uprated ones, Koni's or Spax - like $300 or so.

Are the upgrades worth it for a daily driver type of car???

Thanks in advance,

BigChill --- It's only worth it $$$ wise if you plan on keeping your TR for a long time.I bought my Konis in 1983 and now have about 250,000 miles on them. And the price back then was $86 pr. eye popping smiley I've only found the need to adjust them once in the last 20 years. (If I do it again, I will go softer, as the roads here in So. Cal. are getting rougher...)

Dick

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BigChill Silver Member Big Chill
Norwood, Massachusetts, USA   USA
Thanks for the useful feedback, folks.

I will notify the heirs that the inheritance is getting a bit smaller.... smiling smiley

Jim



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