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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 06, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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NOS Shock Absorbers

I was wondering if NOS shock absorbers lose any functionality having been sitting on a shelf for years? I want to install a set on my bone-stock 68 coupe so that it looks, rides and feels like it did originally. I do not want the heavy duty type. I was thinking about a set of Delco TRS series or Delco Pleasurizers. Any opinions on using these? Any other recommendations? Thanks.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 06, 04:28 PM
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Re: NOS Shock Absorbers

Not sure if they loose any functionality. I'm still running the original front shocks on my Chevelle. No leaks, seems to recover from bounces quickly. I took them off in 1990 and re-installed them in 1999 (cleaned them up and re-painted them). No ill effects noted. They probably have 110,000 miles on them, so I'd gotta think NOS sitting on shelf should be ok. The seals may be a little dry, but after a little use, they might recover.

I'm sure more modern shocks will perform better, but, hey, it's a 37 year old car and my expectations around handling for stock configuration are pretty low.

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'69 Chevelle SS396 4SP, Fathom Green, Original Engine
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