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1/1/11 6:50pm - Original Message: 'Shocks on my 68'
rlu1968
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Gordonvillle, TX - USA

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1968 Roadster 427

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Shocks are 23 years old but little mileage on the 68.. Monroe shocks. 
I am sure there has been some improvement in shocks in all those year. Any suggestions on a good shock for regular driver.


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1/1/11 7:01pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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1979, Targa Blue (72 Color), Pace Car rear spoiler, L88 hood, Dark blue factory interior, 525HP 406, HD 700R4, 370 gears,Steeroids, composite rear spring, TT IIs wrapped in T/A Radials.

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KYBs are the mosy popular from my experience...

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1/1/11 7:46pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Gordonvillle, TX - USA

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The KYB GRZ go for about 124.00 a set. and the KYB Gasajust Performance shock at $194.00 a set. Any idea on which one to go with.  Maybe you just get what you pay for. 
  


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1/1/11 8:40pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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#1 *1980 White, Red interior 14,000 mile #2 *1980 Red, Oyster interior 93,000 miles Resto project car, rebuilt to 383 stroker

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I have KYB gas adjust on both vettes and I'm happy with them.

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1/1/11 8:55pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Thanks, that is what I was wanting to find out.
 


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1/2/11 12:22am - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The regular AC/Delco gas shocks are fine for daily drivers, and much cheaper, too.
Not that the KYBs aren't good, or worth the $$$....just saying for a driver that don't get driven hard, the AC/Delcos work pretty well.


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1/2/11 12:12pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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1969 convertible L71 427/435 4-speed black interior

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I'd go with the AC shocks...they'll do for all but the most sporting purposes.  If not AC, I'd spend the money and get a set of Edelbrock IAS shocks...as good as shocks get.

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1/3/11 9:36am - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Morganville, NJ - USA

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1971 350 270 hp roadster millivanilli red, black interior, white rag top, white hard top, I've had it 18 years and intend on giving it to my son for his 25th birthday(another 18 years from now)

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I had KYB gas a just on my 71 convert, and switched to blistein sport shocks the ride was like night and day. I know it was better because the wife noticed it and she just doesn't care about car stuff so that just goes to show you the differance.You can pick up a set for about 235.00 if you shop around and it is worth you time.............my .02 

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1/3/11 9:40am - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Sykesville, MD - USA

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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For what its worth, I also prefer the Bilstein Sport shocks!
 
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1/3/11 1:36pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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Ok..so we got KYB..Bilstien and stock shocks..if he wants stock parts ie.. Judge quality, what and where can they be found? I think another thing that may come up is how to get them off the lower arm In the rear..
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1/3/11 2:04pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Morganville, NJ - USA

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1971 350 270 hp roadster millivanilli red, black interior, white rag top, white hard top, I've had it 18 years and intend on giving it to my son for his 25th birthday(another 18 years from now)

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Sock the nuts off or rust buster are whatever your favorite oil is and let it soak for a week or so

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1/3/11 2:26pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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York, PA - USA

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1969 daytona conv. all original 350 350 380 4 sp w/air..and hard top

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I found a tool called a shock removal tool..looks like you thread it on and hit it with a hammer..Mid America has it for 17 bucks..part number  602706..can also replace the shock mount also..if needed.
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1/3/11 8:27pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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edgwood, MD - USA

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1975 convertible,with the hard top and power streering.it a 350 L48 with auto trans. the color is light blue.

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I used CRC freeze off and a lot of patience,after I sprayed the nuts a couple of times the job went like clock work.
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1/4/11 1:37pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Holland Patent, NY - USA

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Rick now that's a Shocker, clocks usually never work on a Vette.

Other than original I have only used KYB so can not tell you if others are better. I do know that after a long winters nap that baby is a hard ride..........love it....miss it.....come on Spring 74 more days.........Big smile
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1/4/11 3:10pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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[QUOTE=yostusota]Ok..so we got KYB..Bilstien and stock shocks..if he wants stock parts ie.. Judge quality, what and where can they be found? I think another thing that may come up is how to get them off the lower arm In the rear..
Rich [/QUOTE]
For Judging purposes, it won't really matter what shocks they are...they're not gonna be original anyway. However, the AC/Delco shocks receive a smaller deduction because the are at least a GM part.

The car is  in Texas..so getting the shock mount off isn't likely to be an issue. The ones on my '74 slid right off. Tongue


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1/4/11 4:13pm - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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Lake Oswego, OR - USA

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1972 Steel Cities Gray T Top. Original Owner, Original Paint and Interior. The running gear has been rebuilt after 240,000 miles.

Joined: 10/17/2003
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I just install a set of Bilstien Shocks on my 72 last spring. Really made a difference from the old worn out Bilstien's that were 30 years old. Before that that I had a set of Koni's that I installed when the stock shocks went south.
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1/5/11 3:03am - Reply: 'Shocks on my 68'
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CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH - USA

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1975 C3 Red, T-Tops, Black Interior. All I need is time and money! Getting there!

Joined: 12/2/2003
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Just keep in mind, the shock you want depends on what you want from the car.  Best handling does not equate to the best ride.  First decide what you want from your Vette, the take another look at what shock you want.

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