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Old 05-25-2005, 07:40 AM
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55 chevy shocks

I'm looking to put new shocks in my 55. I have looked at KYB Gas, Bilstein and QA1. The car is a cruiser. Any suggestions or info would be appreciated

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Try going to chevytalk.com and ask in the '55-57 forum.
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i'll save you the trouble, since i'm a member there too

i have two rancho's on each side of mine and they are way too stiff. i am going to drill a hole in one of them so only one is working. bilsteins and QA ones i would think are the wrong shock for you and cost $60 for bilsteins (speedway.com) and way way more for the QA. when i had my truck two wheel drive i also had rancho's all around and i think i liked the monroe's better. kybs are probably about the same. and they are only about $30 each. for just cruising around i wouldnt bother with anything special. i just put bilsteins on the front of my camaro <-- and they are great for cruisng or racing. but since i'm selling it i just got them for a selling point since i replaced everything.

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55 chevy shocks

I'm talking about a 55 hardtop. i've seen several shocks. but I'm not sure which way to go

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ooops, yeah i was. like i would have a 4x4 chevy car! there used to be one or was it two wheel drive, that was kickin everybodys butts in Baja. remember? i would say the same except for the ranchos! haha. i just took the shocks off my camaro to put the bilsteins on and it had monroe shocks on it. i dont think you can go wrong with anything on a shoebox. the monroes were fine, kybs are still cheap enough, but i've been pretty happy with everything (incl. a bronco) that had monroe's on it for just driving around as well.
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I think I'll just stick with Monroes.

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