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4/18/13 5:52pm - Original Message: 'Question on replacement rear shock bottom rubber bushings'
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Long Valley, NJ - USA

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1972 454 Coupe, 4 speed, Targa Blue with blue interior, luggage rack

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Dumb question.. replacing my shocks with KYB gas adjusts and was wondering - for the rear shocks, do I use the rubber grommet that came on the new shocks by themselves (for the bottom - on the shock and strut support shaft) or do I need to replace them with (or add) rubber grommets specific to our cars, hard to tell from the factory assembly manual.  The rear KYBs did not come with any hardware (washers) like the fronts do, so I will get new cupped washers etc.  Was wondering about the rubber grommets.  Thanks as always!Confused

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4/18/13 6:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Question on replacement rear shock bottom rubber bushings'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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Right or wrong, I used the grommets with the new shocks.  Everything went together fine.

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4/18/13 10:17pm - Reply: 'Re: Question on replacement rear shock bottom rubber bushings'
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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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Hmmmm....don't guess I've ever felt the need to replace the bushings that come in new shocks. I say if they fit over the shaft/support, go for it! Thumbs Up

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4/19/13 11:20am - Reply: 'Re: Question on replacement rear shock bottom rubber bushings'
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Told you it was a dumb question!  Thanks!

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4/19/13 12:08pm - Reply: 'Re: Question on replacement rear shock bottom rubber bushings'
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Not a dumb question.....inquiring minds wanna know!Thumbs Up


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4/20/13 12:26am - Reply: 'Re: Question on replacement rear shock bottom rubber bushings'
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Just did mine, used what came with the shock.
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