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Thread: It's been a while....what's good in the Delorean suspension world?

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    Builder of the first Delorean Time Machine
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    It's been a while....what's good in the Delorean suspension world?

    2072 needs new shocks....and the threads I can find here about suspension are all several years old.

    What do you have? Do you like it? Do you hate it? Was it economical?

    Currently I have some from Hervey, and I will not be buying from him again. He does not stand behind his product and hasn't since the day they were first installed and started failing a few months later.

    I'm looking at DPI, Delorean.com, and whatever else I can find.

    Most of my suspension is in fairly good shape - No rust on the LCAs or anything like that. I have some lowering springs purchased from DMCH, which are also in fairly good shape.

    Thanks for any advice/opinions/product reviews!

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    Hi there,

    I think this thread has some recent information...
    http://dmctalk.org/showthread.php?14...-drop-with-age
    Dana

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    Builder of the first Delorean Time Machine
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    I currently have lowering springs. Will the stock Girlings ($75 a pair is hard to beat) be okay with the lowering springs, or do I need to purchase a "performance" shock of some sort?

    I don't particularly drive my Delorean fast or hard, or want a super stiff ride.

    What are the pros and cons of the "stock" setup versus a higher end one?

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    I'm not sure about the ride that the original Girlings provide, but I have DMC's performance shocks and can tell you that I'm really happy with them. My favorite feature is a damper adjustment dial on all 4 shocks that allow you to customize how stiff or soft you want the ride.
    Dana

    1981 DeLorean DMC-12 (5 Speed, Gas Flap, Black Interior, Windshield Antenna, Dark Gray)
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    I also have DMC's red and black performance EVO shocks. It's the nicest ride I've ever had in a DeLorean.

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    Builder of the first Delorean Time Machine
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    I decided to purchase DMC's "performance" shocks. If I don't like them, I'll just resell them and try the next thing.....

    Goodbye Hervey's crap product! Never again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BladeBronson View Post
    I also have DMC's red and black performance EVO shocks. It's the nicest ride I've ever had in a DeLorean.
    Correction: AVO shocks.
    Brandon S.

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    Senior Member Morpheus's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC-81 View Post
    I'm not sure about the ride that the original Girlings provide, but I have DMC's performance shocks and can tell you that I'm really happy with them. My favorite feature is a damper adjustment dial on all 4 shocks that allow you to customize how stiff or soft you want the ride.
    I plan on ordering these soon, is there a "starter" setting I should dial in on them and then go up/down from there?
    Brandon S.

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