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Old 08-03-2001, 09:14 AM
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Default Right shocks for 71 conv

Any recommendations for good riding, correct ride height shocks for a 71.
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Old 08-03-2001, 10:24 AM
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I just received the latest internet offereing from Zip with the Delco Reactecs that others have reported good results with.
http://store.yahoo.com/zipproducts/s...-packages.html
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I agree with Gary completely on this... The Reactec shocks available from Delco are an excellent choice and a real bargain as well. I've used these shocks on my 1969 convertible for several years now and am quite pleased with them.

You can go with Koni or Bilstein, but you won't notice any difference in street driving and you can count on paying three or four times as much.

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Default Re: Right shocks for 71 conv (mulchie)

I am also pleased with my AC Delco Reacteks. And ZIP has a good price on them at the moment.
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Slight technicality - I don't think the Delco shocks sold by ZIP are the "Reactec" shocks. They are something similar, but different. You can distinguish by AC Delco part numbers, which I dont have in front of me at the moment. MJ
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Default Reactec Shock Part Numbers

MJ,

The part numbers that I have for the Delco Reactec shocks that I purchased about two years ago are 22065207 (560-50) for the front and 22065208 (560-51) for the rear. I seem to remember that they were quite inexpensive when I purchased them, but that the price was increased recently (regardless, the price is still VERY reasonable).

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Old 08-03-2001, 01:43 PM
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so... can I buy these shocks from a GM dealer or do I need to get them through ZIP. seems like buyng through GM dealer would save postage. I have a 72 Ragtop that needs shocks too.
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so... can I buy these shocks from a GM dealer or do I need to get them through ZIP. seems like buyng through GM dealer would save postage. I have a 72 Ragtop that needs shocks too.
You can certainly buy them from a GM dealer, but unless you are already getting a healthy discount from this dealer on parts, it may be less expensive to locate the nearest Delco parts distributor in your area and purchase the shocks there. The same goes for any other AC/Delco part you are looking for.

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You need to get your Convertible top fixed before you worry about shocks......let me know if you are getting them....I may do mine also....let me know where you get em'. - Your Brother :cheers: :cheers:
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First I need to get my (Lars) newly rebuilt carb & distributor back in the car. Looking forward to cruising again this weekend. :seeya
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