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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 17, 09:14 AM Thread Starter
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Hello everyone. First post here. Been a long time reader and follower of all the info here.

Hoping for some expert input on this. I'm going to be relocating the shocks inboard of the leaf springs under my 67 Camaro. I'll be using the Competition Engineering crossmember part# 3019.

I'll be using the ears on my traction bars for the lower shock mounts as they have ears for the normal 67 shock location as well as fore and aft of the axle inboard of the springs. My question is can anyone recommend a good shock that I can get my hands on that has eyelet mounts on both ends and will be the correct length and work well. My car is lowered 1" in the rear with multi-leafs. I was able to cross reference a rear shock from a 96 Nissan hardbody truck, but I'm unsure on whether or not they would be the correct length and handle properly.

I'm relocating the shocks from in between the wheel and the leaf springs in order to fit my new 18x9.5 US Mags under there with a 275/35 tire, in case anyone is curious. That should fit, right? Maybe need to roll the fender lips a little?

Thanks in advance!!

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 17, 10:13 AM
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I've posted this elsewhere, so please remove if this doesn't belong.


Hello everyone. First post here. Been a long time reader and follower of all the info here.

Hoping for some expert input on this. I'm going to be relocating the shocks inboard of the leaf springs under my 67 Camaro. I'll be using the Competition Engineering crossmember part# 3019.

I'll be using the ears on my traction bars for the lower shock mounts as they have ears for the normal 67 shock location as well as fore and aft of the axle inboard of the springs. My question is can anyone recommend a good shock that I can get my hands on that has eyelet mounts on both ends and will be the correct length and work well. My car is lowered 1" in the rear with multi-leafs. I was able to cross reference a rear shock from a 96 Nissan hardbody truck, but I'm unsure on whether or not they would be the correct length and handle properly.

I'm relocating the shocks from in between the wheel and the leaf springs in order to fit my new 18x9.5 US Mags under there with a 275/35 tire, in case anyone is curious. That should fit, right? Maybe need to roll the fender lips a little?

Thanks in advance!!
I have 18"x 9" rims on my 69 with no further mods. My brother has 17"x 9.5" on the back of his 68 with no mods. I think you may be overthinking this.

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Jul 10th, 17, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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I see what you mean. However, the shocks are located in between the wheel and the leaf spring which is not the case on 69's or 68's and will need to be relocated in order to fit the 9.5" wide wheels. The 67's are the only Camaro to have the shocks there and they take up valuable space. Is that the part I'm overthinking maybe? Or the fender lip rolling part?

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