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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Sep 6th, 18, 06:31 AM Thread Starter
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recommendations for which front shocks to go with ....i own a 1968 with a 427 big block, aluminum heads.

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Re: front shocks

are you sticking with standard coil springs and stock front suspension set up? making any other changes? viking makes a very nice double adjustable shock & coil over set up that replaces springs and shocks and gives you all kinds of adjust-ability in ride height and quality. there are several other companies out there that make similar set up's. i'm just partial to the viking stuff.

all depends on what you want out of the car and what you're doing over all.
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Re: front shocks

i am sticking with the standard coil springs and stock front suspension. at this point, its a show car...so it will be driven on a limited basis, but i do drive it as much as possible. i have spared no expense with this project so i want it to be the best it can be. i will look into viking...thanks for the info
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I used KYB. Not too much money, and work well. I don't drive my car like its on rails.

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Re: front shocks

90-10 drag shocks.
I like when the front end lifts
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Re: front shocks

when you go adjustable you get the best of both worlds. i can click the knobs a couple times and yank the front wheels or turn them back and drive like a modern car
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Re: front shocks

With the 90-10's my front came up so hard it tore the anti sway bar out, so be careful.
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Re: front shocks

90/10 shocks are not recommended for street use....

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Re: front shocks

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90/10 shocks are not recommended for street use....

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been running them for over 20 years without a problem
a lot of things are not recommended , but used.
such as D.O.T. slicks in the rain .
you just have to know what the limitations are
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Re: front shocks

CompEng 3-ways....cheap and effective.

But, DA's would be best IMHO....like the Vi-Kings

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Re: front shocks

I have found the KYB gas shocks to be a little harsh. Off he shelf Monroe’s or Gabriela work pretty good

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