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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 00, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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I would like to install some shocks in front. I figured some KONI shocks, yet I'm not sure how I would set them for better weight transfer to the rearend. Right now I have 50/50 shocks in the back. So what would be good for the front? i.e. ??/??.

Will I need a ring compressor to install these front shocks, or will I be able to install these shocks on a hot Texas day in my garage? I've installed back ones, but I think I still have the original shocks in the front.

Watcha think????
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 00, 10:08 AM
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If it a first gen. camaro its not a hard job, as long as the top nut comes off ok. If your looking for straight line launch I would go with 90/10.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 25th, 00, 10:19 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry, what was I thinking?? Duhhhhh!!

It's a 1969 camaro, with a 468, TH350.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jun 26th, 00, 04:32 PM
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Best way to remove the top nut is a deep 9/16 socket and 12 - 18 inch extension.
Slip the socket and extension over the nut and start bending it back and forth, about 15 - 25 times and the shock stud will break under the nut, no hassel trying to hold the shock stud while twisting the nut.
I would get some new shock nuts for the bottom end ( GM dealer Stock). You won't need to to compress the springs and should be able to handle it on a Sat. afternoon.
Its about a three beer job.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 06, 06:51 PM
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Re: Installing front shocks??? (weight transfer??)

Impact wrench if you've got one. So easy it makes you giggle.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Sep 17th, 06, 07:28 PM
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Re: Installing front shocks??? (weight transfer??)

Some competition engineering 90/10 adjustable shocks would be a good shock for weight transfer much cheaper too.Very easy to install don't need to do anything with the springs to change the shocks.I just noticed this is a pretty old post I guess you got it figured out by now though!

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