Review 5 of 24|
Year / Model Reviewed:
1985 '81 Bronco
Handle rough roads well.
They don't have a very positive response at the upper end of their travel. Maybe they are better suited for a lighter vehicle.
I went with these because KYB and Edelbrock do not make rears that fit my rig, in their higher end shocks, and I can't say that I am all that impressed with them. Based on the other reviews here I expected a much stiffer ride. They always feel that they are giving way too much in their initial travel and then they recover with a good firm dampening action. The end result, for my vehicle, is a rather strange combination of handling characteristics consisting of a springy ride on light bumps, soft on the highway and a good predictable feel under harsh use. It seems that I am never really sure how they are going to react in a given situation... but, maybe they are doing exactly what they are supposed to do and I just have to get used to the beast riding like it never has before.
Similar Products Used:
Rancho 500's - very positive firm feel, took them off thinking they were bad...turned out to be the springs and now they don't make them anymore.
Gabriel LT's - Just ok and they don't last long.