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Old 08-14-2006, 04:08 PM
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Air ride suspension - Shockwave

I have a 55 olds rocket 88 on a 1980 impala frame (fits well). It has air ride without front shocks or a sway bar and it is very bouncey. Does anyone know if the 1980 impala frame is a "G" body and will the camaro "F" body have the same front suspension. Also, what are your opinion on the Shockwave front shocks? I am looking into adding a swaybar and buying new relocation brackets and front shocks or ....... possibly bite the bullet and buy shockwaves. Are they that much better to justify the cost? has anyone gone from bags (with shocks) to shockwaves? What's your opinion? Does anyone have any used shockwaves or control arms for sale? thanks for any advice...

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Hey gmarkie, I belive that the impala is a "W" body. I am pretty sure that the f-bodys have a diffrent set up than the impalas. I know that the shockwaves are a good buy. I dont know if you watch the power block on spike, but they took a 4th gen f-body and put shockwaves on it and it really made a diffrence. Hope this helps out a little bit? Good luck on the build, hope you get some of it figured out.
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Shockwaves are top-notch. Just keep in mind that they don't have as much travel as a bag/shock setup.
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