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My 1994 Vette My ride is too firm, I would like to soften the ride. Is it in the shocks or springs?

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  • kbad May 18, 2009

    what type of shocks should I be looking at? what are the best one for a Corvette? Are they easy to change?



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The ride is based on shocks. The coil spring only gives you the ride height.

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  • fudgster May 18, 2009

    I believe your Vette has front & rear shocks which is good news compared to struts. Struts are a totally different new animal and they require a special tool(spring compressor) and an extensive amount of work involved. As for doing it yourself, it is very possible to be done since your car have shocks. Here is a link for the front shock that I recommend in terms of price and comfortness:



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