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Having bougght my Z06 a couple of weeks ago, I've had enough time to verify, as some magazines have reported, that the backend will sidestep in cornering on uneven pavement. I see the claim in some reports that the 02 will have shocks recalibrated to reduce this problem. Does anyone have experience with the Bilstein or Koni shocks that are available? I'm not concerned with "improving" the ride as that is a lot better than my older Porsche was, just reducing the sidestep which is somewhat unnerving on mountain roads.
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Koni makes a good shock. But if you want to fix the rear (IMO) you should try the Penske Shocks! These are single adjustables they retail for I think $1,900.00 You can get them from www.ankenyracing.com (tell them you spoke to me!) These are the best I have been able to experience! These are also the same shocks that John Ames won with in Oscoda, MI at the ProSolo earlier this month, and the same shocks that I won the ProSolo with at Atwater, CA's pro.

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Have any of you tried the system that Breathless offers. I live close to them so that I see I lot of their products but I have never tries aqny of their products.
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Dave,
Thanks for your input on the Penske shocks. How do they affect the ride harshness for street use? I have been leary of considering competition oriented shocks because of the concern that they might not be tolerable for long road trips. The stock suspension is fine but I'd rather it not get a lot more sensitive to rough surfaces.
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Jim, those are wise concerns. The nice thing about the Penske's is that they are mounted 'tranversely' if you will (Upside Down). So the Adjustments are easy to get out, and do not require removing Tires, or Shocks! So on a Road Trip, you would just set them to the Softest setting, and it would be close to stock, yet a bit firmer.
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Dave
 
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