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Old 07-25-2009, 03:51 PM
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When you changed out your rear suspension with leafs what shock did you use??? I'm looking for the ones that I can go ask for. I have ones that came from my donor car a 75 camaro and it bounces alot. I need a good shock so I can get this thing on the road. It rides like a lowrider and the leafs are good and coilovers are too expensive for me. Thanks.

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It is almost impossible to provide you a good answer because of all the variables that effect the length of shock you need. You can do some measuring to come up with the distance between your shock mounting points, which would be at about the 60% travel point with all the weight on the car. You then locate a good gas shock that will fit. You have to specify the type mounts you have at the top and bottom and provide that to the sales person or ask him(her) to let you look at their books or computer to come up with a selection that will work. Also, if you don't have a rear sway bar, then you better get one because those models rock and roll like crazy without a sway bar.

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When I had my 46 ford pickup I fabricated a upper rear mounting bracket for it and used 1967 Pontiac Lamans rear shocks, the same shock I used may not work for your application though. When you go to changing stuff up its alot of trial and error. Good Luck.
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