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Question Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

I'm LOVING the Hotchkis springs front & rear... they did what they were supposed to and really lowered the car. Poly bushings really stiffen things up and the 1" bar in front keeps it planted like a rail car. I'm sure the frame connectors and wide tires play a major role.


But I cheaped out and put passenger car AC Delco shocks on it. MISTAKE! The front is fine.... doesn't dive or bounce.
The rear is another story... I can tell easily that they're not doing anything back there. It feels like just springs in back... feels bouncy. The shock dampening is all wrong.

Without buying $80ea. shocks for the back, what are my over-the-counter (budget is BUSTED) choices?
I'm thinking of just replacing the rears right now because the front is fine. I don't want to stiffen it any more than it is.

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

KYB's? Edelbrock's IAS?

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

I had KYB gas adjusts all the way around when I first installed my hotckis spring and sway bars.
Way to stiff. I bought the bilsteins for the front and they are so much better.
That said, all I know is don't bother with the KYBs, something softer maybe a cheap monroe ?
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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

I'm hearing Monroe's over and over.... maybe I'll give them a shot. But which ones? Just a set for a Camaro... or is there a part number I should be looking for?

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

I understand the budget thing all to well. But, if you buy Monroes , for example, and still aren't satisfied you might as well go for the better shock. I have Varishocks on the front and the cheapest CarQuest shocks on the rear so I could get the 68 driving.

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

I know I know!! That's why there's Delco shocks on it now.... just to get it on the road.
Guess I'll save my pennies and deal with the issue later.

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

I'd try Monroes first, whatever the part number is, might even go for a BBC convert.

Seems to be one part number for multi-leaf springs Monroe 32146.

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

I've got the AC Delco Premiums with Road Response all the way around. No complaints and they were only like $35 apiece.

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

Joe with your suspension Koni Classic's in the light setting will rock your street world and stiffen them up if you get a chance to run on an open track. Fresh new tires will help make the ride better and will handle better than the exact same tire that's 5 years old with like new tread...

Monroe makes some adjustible shocks that might get you by until you can afford the Koni's. Also look into Rancho adjustible, I understand they have a truck shock that fits a 1st gen and works well...

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Re: Hotchkis springs\poly bushings - A\C Delco spounge shocks

Rocking my street world is right up my alley!
Thanks Dennis... I'll check them out.

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