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Old 12-21-2009, 10:25 PM   #1
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Question Smoothest/softest Shocks for 2006 Xa?

I got some new shocks over the weekend and they are way too firm. Tokico Gas Shocks... some how I was lead to believe they'd be a better ride, but they are too stiff for my driving style, I'm bouncing all over the place. I've heard that Monroe Shocks are supposed to be great for a comfortable ride, but I have had trouble finding them for a 2006 Xa. 2003-2005 is no problem, but '06 for some reason is not around? Did shocks changer for the 06, or is there just some misinformation in labeling? Any recommended places to buy? TIA.
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My rear OEMs were shot, so I replaced all 4 with the Tokico. My front are still OK, maybe throw those back on and get some new rear ones?
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you can use 03-05 they didn't change nothing on the 06's
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+1 for the Monroes. Still loving mine for the last 3 years. They should have been OEM for the xA and xBs IMHO!
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I dig the Monroes.
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you'll hate the Koni yellows...

my wife has to cross her arms across her chest when we're on the tollway...
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Why not soften the Konis all the way?
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you'll hate the Koni yellows...

my wife has to cross her arms across her chest when we're on the tollway...
i must have a video of that!!!

video or it didn't happen
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you'll hate the Koni yellows...

my wife has to cross her arms across her chest when we're on the tollway...
I like 'em.



Question, could I just buy coilovers for the front since I have Koni shocks in the rear?

Would coil overs be as low as DF210's though?
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I like 'em.



Question, could I just buy coilovers for the front since I have Koni shocks in the rear?

Would coil overs be as low as DF210's though?
Nope, rear coilover springs are even shorter... Most coilovers will drop way more than DF210s...
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Nope, rear coilover springs are even shorter... Most coilovers will drop way more than DF210s...
So, if I got, say the Progress front coilovers only, they would make the front end lower than the rear? (a little lower looks good anyway)
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+1 for monroes. Super comfy
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+2 for the video!!!!


+3 for the monroes, I hear they are bueno.
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