Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: San Diego, CA USA
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.
'69 RS Z28 Cortez Silver, Original Driveline, M22, 73K, Van Nuys Built, Chassis Broadcast Copy
'69 Chevelle SS396 4SP, Fathom Green, Original Engine
'06 GTO Brazen Orange, M6, 400HP LS2
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