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Just another Shock Question
#1
Need front shocks in my '71 M-code Grandé w/toploader and 3.50
rear end comp suspension package. What brand shock out of the
three choices?

mike

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#2
Hi Mike, I'll recommend the KYB gasAjust.

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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droptop73;192469 Wrote:Hi Mike, I'll recommend the KYB gasAjust.

That is what is in there now, lasted 5 years I think.
Least expensive of the lot also.

mike
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#4
Mike, The last I checked, the Konis for the front were no longer available for 71-73. Some have said using 70 top mounts and 70 shocks works but, I can't confirm that. The Bilstein site says they don't make a shock for 71-73. The Edelbrock IAS shocks were good pieces but they are no longer listed in the catalog. Another "slim pickins" area for 71-73s. Wait.... the tire rack site shows Konis being available, adjustable or non-adjustable $105/ $50. I'd call to make sure. Chuck
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goodnigh;192516 Wrote:
droptop73;192469 Wrote:Hi Mike, I'll recommend the KYB gasAjust.

That is what is in there now, lasted 5 years I think.
Least expensive of the lot also.

mike

I'm only on my 2nd year with the KYBs. I probably have 10,000 miles on them at this point. You likely put way more miles using your car as a year round DD.

Like Chuck said good shocks are slim pickings for our cars. I think my next set will be some rod end style double adjustables so I can tune for street and autocross but thosw will require some fabricated mounts. Big Grin

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#6
The bilstein shocks are available, Shaun have them on his site Streetortrack.com, Maier Racing have them to and I think there are a lot of other dealers who have them in stock Smile It sounds to be a really nice quality shock and the price seems very fair to Smile

Here are some links:

Front
http://www.streetortrack.com/Bilstein-fr...24513.html

Rear
http://www.streetortrack.com/Bilstein-re...24056.html

Daniel thumb

Pro-Touring 1973 Mustang named ''Creator'' ... Tongue
Under construction!!
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#7
I guess I should have known better than to go to the Bilstein Site. The dealers always have better information. Chuck
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#8
Just ordered the KYB Gas-a-Just KG4504.
Ordered from Summit Racing. Don't order
much from Summit they are mostly GM oriented.
But I like their shipping department. You place
an order before 1700 hours and it will be on your
doorstep the next day, standard shipping and
sometimes free.

mike

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c9zx;192575 Wrote:I guess I should have known better than to go to the Bilstein Site. The dealers always have better information. Chuck

We can't know everything, but now you know who have them Smile

Daniel thumb

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Under construction!!
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#10
Ordered the shocks from Summit Racing Sunday evening and they just arrived at my door.
Standard shipping, and if could have found a way to spend another $12, shipping would
have been free. I like Summit Racing.

mike

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