Heads-up on OEM Shock Replacements


sahlman

Ford GT Team Alumni
Jul 21, 2011
280
Verona, WI
On order!
Cool...with who?!
 

nota4re

GT Owner
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Feb 15, 2006
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Scott - that's the set I spoke to you about last weekend!
 

BM SoCal

GT Owner
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Jan 2, 2009
220
Orange County, CA
Cool...with who?!
Looking forward to driving on your product! Kendall speaks very highly and of course lots of positive reviews here.
 

sahlman

Ford GT Team Alumni
Jul 21, 2011
280
Verona, WI
Great! Is this Charlie?!
 

FlagstaffGT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
I just installed 4 new Ahlman shocks today and I think I set a record:

Four smashed bloody knuckles or finger segments! That’s only one per shock!
 
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fjpikul

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Jan 4, 2006
10,701
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I am sure your daughter can fix you up.
 

sahlman

Ford GT Team Alumni
Jul 21, 2011
280
Verona, WI
I just installed 4 new Ahlman shocks today and I think I set a record:

Four smashed bloody knuckles or finger segments! That’s only one per shock!
Ummm, Barry, I think you are doing something wrong! lol
 

FlagstaffGT

GT Owner
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Ummm, Barry, I think you are doing something wrong! lol
No, you are wrong. I am sure that there are four shock absorbers. And you should know that.
 
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roketman

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Scott’s shocks are simply the very best period.
 

FBA

GT Owner
Dec 5, 2010
1,659
31.022340° N / 44.846191° W
I have a RIGHT REAR fully extended, frozen....I am looking to replace all 4 but am unsure which way to go...I have the T&A lowering perches, and want to keep the car lowered...

Not sure if I want to go OEM or high performance aftermarket....suggestions welcome!

I am hesitant to drive the car as is, as I don't want to break the arms...so time is of the essence!
 

GT@50

GT Owner
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Dec 14, 2019
404
Issaquah
If you go OEM it'll probably be 10 years old and seized. Go Alhman and be done.
 

FBA

GT Owner
Dec 5, 2010
1,659
31.022340° N / 44.846191° W
Yah, I just reached out to them on their site...want to know if I need to go 2 or 4 way for the street only...and I am lowered and want to stay lowered.
 

Specracer

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Nov 28, 2005
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Scott can answer all your questions, and you can stay lowered. You will love the enhancement, and wonder why you didnt do it sooner.
 
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sahlman

Ford GT Team Alumni
Jul 21, 2011
280
Verona, WI
Yah, I just reached out to them on their site...want to know if I need to go 2 or 4 way for the street only...and I am lowered and want to stay lowered.
Sounds good...I did not see anything from our website...there must be an issue with my site.

~95% of my Ford GT customers (~60 sets over 6 years) go with the SL-1 two way package with the car lowered 0.75" on average up to 1" for some. More linear/direct steering, more consistent and less balance change through the corner, better rough road grip and as good or better ride than stock. You will be more connected to your FGT. More confident. And even over 50,000 miles on them by Larson have not required rebuild...we dyno'd them and the curves were the same as new.

My customer's feel one click difference (compression and rebound) and do that few minute adjustment (increasing...more damping) at all four corners if they head to the track.

My email is sahlman@ahlmaneng.com. Let me know if you would like to order a set! Or have more questions. Glad to talk.
 
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FBA

GT Owner
Dec 5, 2010
1,659
31.022340° N / 44.846191° W
E-mail sent Scott!
 

GTinTN

GT Owner
Jan 17, 2019
151
Brentwood, TN
As a follow up, I recently replaced my rear shocks due to the leakage getting worse. I looked at Ford NOS and at several 3rd party performance manufacturers. I ultimately went with the Ford NOS. Reasons? 1) kept the car stock, both in parts and appearance; 2) price - Ford was priced considerably less than the 3rd Party companies; 3) after reading the concerns of NOS aging, I decided to see what dates were on the shocks when they arrived and would send them back if they were more than 5-6 years old. The parts sent were dated 05/18. I have been pleased with look and performance so far. FYI
 

roketman

GT Owner
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Oct 24, 2005
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Another reason to use Ahlman's Ohlins shocks. They will be fresh, and are a better long term solution, as they are serviceable down the road (they can be rebuilt).

Added bonus, that they ride better also.

Kendall, I know you know this already, I was just adding my 2c on the topic.
Totally agree! None better ! Best upgrade you can do!