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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2019, 09:04:58 PM »
Bloody hel you have enough vette’s to start your own club
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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2019, 01:21:09 AM »
Thanks for the responses
I have seen KYB under $200 a shock
Konis a bit more around1200 a set of 4
Bilsteins for my other car cost 2 k
Very harsh ride but great feedback and good at speed
Too firm at low speed and slippery in the rear
Any one got some other comments?
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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2019, 10:58:40 AM »
I have a set of KYB shocks I purchased for a C3 , I neve  mounted them as I changed directions on that set up.
I believe they are a good option for C3's
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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2019, 06:29:51 PM »
 Cecil hills corvette & muscle car club has a reasonable ring to it .
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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2019, 06:55:57 PM »
Well the shocks arrived Friday, I've now fitted both rears.
Close inspection of tyres clearly shows they are past their use by date, so to the old Bilsteins.

Will do the front when able, also I now have a light on the dash "change oil".

OMG these cars are fun.
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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2019, 05:06:27 PM »
Well all four fitted, the rears had lots of oil under the plastic top cover.

Now when you  put the peddle down, it lites up both, no more fishtailing.

Now - next month some tyres, while on the topic my fronts although ~14 yrs old still look good and are Pirrelli's.

Just put a set of Pirrellis on the Mustang, maybe worth considering.

Oh! and yes Bfit, I had to cut the FRH shocky off, and to answer my own question, the socket style shocky top bolt holder is available, but I saved the twenty bucks and used the disk cutter... job done.










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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2019, 07:31:36 AM »
If the old bilsteins are rebuild able, is there a small market for these to be sold on?
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Re: 1990 C4 Tyres
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2019, 08:06:08 PM »
Good question.

I know the electronicly adjustable bilsteins on the LT1 are rebuildable at an astronomical cost when freight to the US is added.
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