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    replacement shocks all around

    My 2013 nav has the original suspension on it, so after 90k miles on rough roads, it's well due for some new ones. I'm a broke a$$ college kid so no fancy racing coilovers for me. I've looked around on here and it seems like everyone wants to lower their veloster, but I like the stock height. So, does anyone have suggestions for a budget friendly set of shocks and struts? Should I go ahead and get the whole package with springs, bushings, and all, or just cartridges. Also, do you think I can do the replacement by myself or nah? Thanks

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    My 2013 NAV will be turning 30K miles this month, I've put 5K since I bought it back in Nov 16' Live in West Texas (Harsh A** Roads) and I plan on going with Koni's on all four corners...

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    Is $190 a reasonable price for just a cartridge? When you can get a whole stock assembly for $111

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    Yeah, I found the same price here, and that's the one I use all the time. Understand you're on a tight budget, but it's OEM, I think it's worthy. and it's better to change all tiny parts related. https://www.hyundaipartsdeal.com/gen...5454611,54650B

    hope it's helpful for you

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    Thanks for your guy's input. Sounds like I'm going with stock on the front at least. For the rear, is there a set of shocks that will reduce the bounciness around corners, or should I just wait and get a sway/torsion bar?

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    I plan on replacing the rears with Koni Sports + sway bar within a couple of weeks... I just added a UNIQ strut bar on my unit this past Tuesday.... Liking the results so far but do want to take that one turnaround ( a Texas thing) @ 40-45 mph without that hop as well... Will also do the fronts before July's trip back home to So Cal....

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    the konis are a really nice upgrade over the stock stuff. you can get a set cheaper here -

    https://scgarageworks.com/product/20...ar-suspension/


    you could also look into MOBIS which is like OEM with a little bit of a performance bump.

    https://scgarageworks.com/product/fr...d-rear-shocks/
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    I still haven't done anything with my shocks yet. But I was looking a little more into it, and I noticed some websites say the koni yellow cartriges are made for lowered springs only. Is this true? I don't want to lower it but I think the yellows are a good match. Would the koni orange shocks be a decent upgrade over stock if the yellows don't work with stock springs?

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    the yellows will work fine even with stock springs.
    2012 Boston Red Veloster NA Base Manual BTRcc tuned 167whp / 138wtq SOLD!
    TK.COM CAI/catback - Nameless poly motor mount - BTRcc 89 octane tune

    2014 Vitamin-C Veloster Turbo Base Manual
    K&N panel filter - Nameless poly motor mount - Curt hitch - CF filler cap
    Hawk ceramic pads - PMS torsion bar - UNIQ front strut bar

    2001 Emerald Green Metallic Kia Rio Manual
    Overhauled suspension - H&R springs - 1Gb control arms / torsion rods

    A6D 1.6L DOHC swap complete! - new hubs/knuckles/brakes next.

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    I'll take you word for it. I trust your word over some other guys on the internet lol. But yea I think I will get the fronts one of these days then get the rears later. Thanks dudes

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    Broke college kid, has newer car but can't afford the maintenance. lol

    I'd get all 4 corners. It might handle weird if you only do 2 at a time.

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    I'm not afraid to say my parents bought the car, and I'm living on student loans plus whatever I can make through the summer. I get if you hate for that, but it is what it is.

    I didn't think about the possibility of strange handling, but it make sense.

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    just remember the fronts will require cutting up the original struts.
    2012 Boston Red Veloster NA Base Manual BTRcc tuned 167whp / 138wtq SOLD!
    TK.COM CAI/catback - Nameless poly motor mount - BTRcc 89 octane tune

    2014 Vitamin-C Veloster Turbo Base Manual
    K&N panel filter - Nameless poly motor mount - Curt hitch - CF filler cap
    Hawk ceramic pads - PMS torsion bar - UNIQ front strut bar

    2001 Emerald Green Metallic Kia Rio Manual
    Overhauled suspension - H&R springs - 1Gb control arms / torsion rods

    A6D 1.6L DOHC swap complete! - new hubs/knuckles/brakes next.

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    Howd it turn out? I'm sick of feeling every bump on the road and was hoping an upgrade would help. Is a lift and upgraded shocks the only method or can I get by with just newer shocks?

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