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Old 01-10-2019, 11:41 AM
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Rear shock relocation on a 68 Firebird

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I want to relocate the rear shocks on my 68 Firebird to inboard the leaf springs. Has any one used the relocation kit from performanceonline.com? or know of any other ones to use. I wanted to know the quality of the pol one?
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https://www.performanceonline.com/19...tion-Kit-Rear/
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I haven't used that particular kit, but have built my onw version at home several times for 1968-79 Nova's(first gen Camaro/firebird is nearly identical). It works just like pictured, home built just gives me the freedom on where I place the upper end mounts for the shocks, as a full tailpipe exhaust system comes right through the area that kit places the upper mounts.
You might want to call them and see what info they have on what kit exhaust systems they might have checked the shock mount kit to fit around, or if you are going to have to do some custom exhaust or exhaust kit alterations in that area.

If just dumping the exhaust Jethro style in front of the axle, or on a no exhaust race car then you won't have to worry about that.
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Thanks for the info. My exhaust will dump before the rear end so I'm not concerned about that. I was thinking of making my own but I don't weld so...... Not sure if it would be good to do a full bolt together one.
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Since the shock crossmember is just for shock mount, it doesn't need to be super strong....but you can't put airshocks or coil overs onto a light crossmember like that, it isn't made for those loads(stock shock mounts aren't either, for that matter).
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Since the shock crossmember is just for shock mount, it doesn't need to be super strong....but you can't put airshocks or coil overs onto a light crossmember like that, it isn't made for those loads(stock shock mounts aren't either, for that matter).
Thanks for the info. I might just buy the one that I posted here. I can get it off eBay with no shocks for $112. I have Viking shocks to use on the rear of the car.
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Has anyone else done a shock relocation on a first gen Camaro Firebird or a 68-72 nova. Looking for some more help with this.
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