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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 12, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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What rear shocks would you recommend?

Hey guys, I want to get your opinion on what rear shocks to get. I have a 67 Camaro with Hotchkis 1 1/2 drop leafs in the rear along with CalTracs. In the front I'm using SpeedTech Upper and lower controls with RideTech single adj. coilovers. I was wondering what shock would you recommend. This will mainly be a street car.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jul 8th, 12, 06:34 PM
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Re: What rear shocks would you recommend?

The valved bilsteins from hotchkis since you have their springs. Very happy with mine....no wheel hop at all when letting loose

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The valved bilsteins from hotchkis since you have their springs. Very happy with mine....no wheel hop at all when letting loose
Thanks Don. I'll check them out.
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Re: What rear shocks would you recommend?

I did some research and guys like the Hotchkis Bilsteins for the rear shocks. I also found guys also like the Koni Classic. Anyone using the Koni Classic on the rear? I can get them for $40 cheaper than the Bilstein's.

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Re: What rear shocks would you recommend?

Considering you have Ridetech coil-overs on the front, have you given thought to running Ridetech's single adjustable shock in the rear. That way you will have a balanced front and rear setup. The cost will go up over, say, Bilsteins, but the superiority, as well as the balance from front and rear, will be a welcomed comfort when driven.

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Re: What rear shocks would you recommend?

I'm very happy with Koni's on my '69 with Hotchkis 1.5" drop springs in the back. For street use where the road surface is not smooth set them to the light setting, and for smooth track surface adjust them to firm.

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Re: What rear shocks would you recommend?

Very pleased with my Koni classics... I have DSE 3" drop springs... Ride height is awesome and with four adults in the car still no bottoming out!






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Very pleased with my Koni classics... I have DSE 3" drop springs... Ride height is awesome and with four adults in the car still no bottoming out!





Sweet looking ride Tango68SS. Thanks for responding back.
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Re: What rear shocks would you recommend?

I have the valved Bilsteins and Hotchkis springs all the way around and am very happy with them. Like Don said, it make's sense, since they are matched to the Hotchkis springs.


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Re: What rear shocks would you recommend?

I used the Bilstein/Hotchkis ones as well - Front and Back. Couldn't be happier, went with them since they are matched to the springs.

I bought mine from Streetsideauto.com, you will get them under $100 each shipped. Find an online coupon and save even more.

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