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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 09, 12:13 AM Thread Starter
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So what are good shocks for a 67?

Just looking for a standard set of shocks front and back for a nice drive and decent performance 67 with a small block and standard height & stock suspension. thanks
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Re: So what are good shocks for a 67?

I have KYBs on my 69. Not a bad shock
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Gabriel's are also good!!
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Re: So what are good shocks for a 67?

If you got some cash get Koni.... go for it.



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post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old Oct 9th, 09, 06:55 AM
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I have KYBs on my 69. Not a bad shock
Ditto on the KY's...mine have served me well for years. They hold up well.

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Re: So what are good shocks for a 67?

KYB's have a (to put it nicely) mixed reputation on the boards. I'd go for a set of Bilsteins or Konis.

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Re: So what are good shocks for a 67?

Bilsteins all around here. Decent ride, not like floating on a pillow, but I'd equate it to a modern day pickup. I like 'em.
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Re: So what are good shocks for a 67?

I absolutely love the Bilsteins (HD's) up front but they were too quick for the rear. So I went with plain KYB gas shocks in the rear. I have this set up (w/ factory replacement springs) on two 69's and it's perfect for my taste. KYB's up front feel like worn out shocks compared to the Bistein's. I also use the next larger size 13/16" sway bar in front vs. the 11/16 stocker. The 1" was a bit much for my taste. Also, solid body mounts are a worthwhile investment to keep the car from 'swaying'.

Both cars corner great with very little body roll and ride is nice and smooth. Couldn't be happier.
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Just say no to KYB.
I ran some edelbrocks that were nice for a while.
I have bilstein now.

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Good street driving etc. - Monroes

High performance - Bilstien, Edelbrock, Koni

Stay away from KYB gas-A-justs

The newer Kyb's are not bad. (from what I have heard.)

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Re: So what are good shocks for a 67?

After tightening up my car with poly bushings everywhere the KYB's were just to harsh for cruising. I swapped in a set of Monroes and now I am much happier. I have the KYB's with about 1200 miles on them if any is interested just PM me.

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Good street driving etc. - Monroes

High performance - Bilstien, Edelbrock, Koni

Stay away from KYB gas-A-justs

The newer Kyb's are not bad. (from what I have heard.)
Are you running tpi f.i. in your camaro?
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