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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 10th, 19, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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69 rough rider

I'm getting tired of the rough ride in my 69.
Basic stock set up with traction bars.
Three leaf Detroit speed leaf springs, Hotchkiss shocks front and back, Detroit springs up front.
Is there a way to improve the rear ride without having to spend an arm and a leg or going 4link, are adjusted coilover rear shocks worth the money, I will be removing the traction bars this week, car rides like a lowrider.
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Re: 69 rough rider

It may just be your rear shocks and body mounts.. I've got lakewood traction bars, multileaf springs, new body bushings and my ride is nice and smooth.Though being yours is mainly stock, traction bars would be overkill.

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Re: 69 rough rider

How is the gap on the traction bar snubbers ?

I would suggest some double adjustable (DA) shocks Vs. buying and swapping a bunch.....cheaper in the long run too

I made some CalTrac copies and bought some Rancho 5-way shocks....I can change from street to strip in a few clicks and/or dial in for good/bad track conditions. There are better shocks.....and I should get

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Shocks front and back are new bilstiens, snubbers are slightly touching on both sides, I was just wondering if rear coilovers are worth the money as far as making for a smoother ride.
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Re: 69 rough rider

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Shocks front and back are new bilstiens, snubbers are slightly touching on both sides, I was just wondering if rear coilovers are worth the money as far as making for a smoother ride.
Open the gap upÖ. you're limiting your suspension.


Try that first

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Re: 69 rough rider

Deleted. Misunderstood.

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