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canadair

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69 z replacement spiral shocks
« on: December 20, 2011, 11:16:04 AM »
has anyone tried the replacement spiral shocks are they gas charged and I see there are 2 differant numbers for 69 z's, also price.

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Re: 69 z replacement spiral shocks
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 05:44:25 PM »
I got the replacement spirals for my 68Z.  They are alright on the back, but the front ones don't work as shocks.  The first trip I took the front end bounced 3 or 4 times on every bump, very squirrelly.  They are only for show.  I put the gas shocks that were on the front back on and painted them gray.
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Re: 69 z replacement spiral shocks
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 09:35:28 PM »
Mine are great up front, stiff as a brick in the back........I really hate how they feel, but............it's correct.

If I drove my car a lot, I would take them off, and go back to the monroe shocks I have in my basement.....


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Re: 69 z replacement spiral shocks
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 11:50:53 PM »
...  inconsistent manufacture??....
Gary W / 09C 69Z28-RS, 72 B 720 cowl console rosewood tint
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Re: 69 z replacement spiral shocks
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 05:57:52 PM »
If you want to enjoy driving your car, you don't want the reproduction spiral shocks - most of them are pretty flabby, and don't even come close to having the correct jounce and rebound damping valving specs; they're just for looks.
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