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Old 02-06-2003, 12:43 AM
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I'm changing my front springs and shocks out of a 1963 Impala. I was wondering if I can put in a pair of Gabriel Adjustable air shocks? I have a 355 if that helps. TIA

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First off, as far as I know there are no, zero, air shocks for ANY front shock replacement application.
Second, if you're trying to low-buck a raise-and-lowerable suspension instead of spending the bucks for air-ride or hydraulics---DON'T!
You can make a car lower with proper springs and shorter shocks but it will still be just a nice lowered car, not a Mexican jumping bean!
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[quote]Originally posted by pasadenahotrod:
<strong>First off, as far as I know there are no, zero, air shocks for ANY front shock replacement application.
Second, if you're trying to low-buck a raise-and-lowerable suspension instead of spending the bucks for air-ride or hydraulics---DON'T!
You can make a car lower with proper springs and shorter shocks but it will still be just a nice lowered car, not a Mexican jumping bean!</strong><hr></blockquote>


i agree that will come back to bite you in the butt.. what i would do is get ti bagged in the front.. run some good shocks and you will be happy if you need any air suspension products i can help you out


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Even if you could install air shocks, your problem would be your front alignment..it'll change the geometery when you raise and lower the front end. On air bags, you preset the "driving" height based on the air pressure. Then when you get to the parking lot, you could drop it (release the air) without any damage because you're going so slow and "cruising".
Bottom line.. go with air bags or cut your front coils.
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