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Old 03-15-2019, 08:24 PM
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1982 Base mod shock recommendations? I'm running 255/70R15 tires if that means anything.

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I've been looking at shocks myself for my 72. For my purpose, I will probably go with a simple AC Delco OEM style replacement.
Most vendors sell them as a matched set of 4 for around $160
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That is what's on it now. was just wondering what other people thought.
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I have had AC Delco, Koni Oil, KYB, and currently Bilsteins on my 78 C3 over 40 years and by far, the biggest improvement in ride and handling that was very noticeable are with the Bilsteins..hands down. Bilsteins are quite reasonable in price, come with a lifetime warranty (they used to), and in all the cars that I have used Bilsteins over many years, I have never had one wear out or fail..German quality.

I also use Bilsteins on my 1994 Mustang GT and 2008 Chrysler 300, both applications the Bilsteins transformed the ride and handling. They are simply the best shock/strut you can by at their rpice point..period....
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Highly Recommended. Bilstein !

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Originally Posted by fastimes View Post
I've been looking at shocks myself for my 72. For my purpose, I will probably go with a simple AC Delco OEM style replacement.
Most vendors sell them as a matched set of 4 for around $160
HI,

On my 71 base coupe I've used Delco gas shocks, front and rear. work well, not stupid expensive. However they don't last forever. Good luck.
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HI,

On my 71 base coupe I've used Delco gas shocks, front and rear. work well, not stupid expensive. However they don't last forever. Good luck.
I have rarely had most shocks or struts wear out over 40 years of driving (never with high performance units) but just recently, on my daughter's 01 Grand prix that I replaced OEM struts with Monroe Police/Taxi struts (the only thing I could find with any performance), I had a front strut leak after 20-25,000 miles....Life time warranty BUT replacing the pair is a hassle.......not worth the lifetime warranty for carp parts...

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Bilsteins only cost a bit more than cheap shocks. For a stock-ish car, Bilstein HDs. For a stiffer slung car, Bilstein Sports. If you have an unlimited budget, then QA-1 double-adjustables, and the shocks won't be the only thing you change.

Are you sure about that tire size? 255/60R15 is stock for your car.
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Depends on what your going to do. The Bilsteins are good for racing and autocross. I put KYB on my 79 for street driving and I did do autocross and they performed well enough for me. The biggest help I found was to put a strut brace in as well.
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QA1, very good shocks.
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Yes, 255/70R15 I bought them by accident but they are working very well!!!
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