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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 00, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I need new shocks for my 67 RS Conv and I am wondering whats the best shock for the stock suspension? Also the car has the original and rusty spiral shocks on the back, are there any good tricks to getting the old shocks off?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 18th, 00, 03:34 PM
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KYB's and WD40.....in that order. KZ
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P B BLASTER IS #1 or you torch it
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How bad are those spirals on your car? If they're just rusted yet still have some functionality to them, they could be worth some money.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Apr 19th, 00, 02:32 AM
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I have had good results with the Edelbrock IAS which go for about $79 each. They give a nice ride but minimize braking dive and cornering roll due to their valving. I haven't put shocks on my 69 yet but am looking. I don't have any experience with KYB but the price is nice.
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I also used KYB's, like em a lot. Use liquid wrench instead of WD-40, soak em repeatedly over a period of several days. Don't use an impact wrench (except for the lower rear) stuff will break. A visegrip can be handy to keep the front shaft from turning. Work the upper front nuts real slow, out a little and back in, with lots of liquid wrench. A propane torch can be helpful, but be careful.



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i had to get a special shock tool, it has sockets to fit the end s of the shock, and a 9\16 sleeve that you turn with a 3\4 wrench. it costed about 10$ and was a lifesaver.

i like the monroe gas plus (not the cheep ones big difference), they are desiened just for your factory soft springs have dual valves ,are cheep and have a life time warrenty.


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