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Post by KC77Monte on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:52 pm

Alright guys, the plan is to replace the shocks this weekend on the monte and to be honest with you I am clueless when it comes to picking out new shocks. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.............
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Re: Lets talk shocks

Post by bigredlaguna on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:17 am

I like Monroe sensatrac shocks. They are a good value for the price.
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Post by 77mali on Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:55 am

I am just as clueless & need to do this eventually also. Another member posted the other day that 50/50 drag shocks were good for the rear because they were great for weight distribution back there.

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Post by dynchel on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:31 am

bigredlaguna wrote:I like Monroe sensatrac shocks. They are a good value for the price.
X2 these are a excellent all around shock for s car that is a cruiser.  If you plan to go road coursing, or drag racing on a regular basis you would want something a little more performance orientated.  Bilsteins are nice also  but pricey.
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:51 am

I have Belltechs at all 4 corners, and they work well and are reasonably priced.
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Post by driveit on Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:07 pm

I put HD Gabriel Ultras on mine all the way around. They were about 30 each I think. That is what Autozone recommended when I went in. Them so to do great just for dd purposes.
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:43 pm

Unless its a street strip car with a good amount of strip I would stay away from a drag type shock. Monroe shocks are good the higher in grade you go the better the ride. But like I said if you are looking for straight line performance and not too concerned about ride, by all means go for a 50/50 drag shock.
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Post by driveit on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:23 pm

What would you want if you want to stiffen it up in the corners and on hills? Mine is still too bouncy for my taste. Would that be shocks, springs or both?
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Post by dynchel on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:27 pm

driveit wrote:What would you want if you want to stiffen it up in the corners and on hills?  Mine is still too bouncy for my taste.  Would that be shocks, springs or both?
A higher spring rate would stiffen up the ride and make it less bouncy.
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Post by KC77Monte on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:01 pm

Thanks for the replys guys. I went with the Monroe Sensa-Trac all the way around. Got them for $103 at a local parts store. They should ride a little better than the Goodwrench HD shocks that were on it.
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Post by cees klumper on Sun Aug 03, 2014 1:50 am

On the El Camino site the consensus seems to be that KYB gas-adjusts and Billsteins are the best choice.
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Post by 73CopperMonte on Mon Sep 01, 2014 9:44 pm

driveit wrote:What would you want if you want to stiffen it up in the corners and on hills?  Mine is still too bouncy for my taste.  Would that be shocks, springs or both?

I would recommend Monroe SS (severe service) shocks front and rear for a mid 90's Caprice 9c1 police car. They are the best bang for the buck imo and car handles much better.

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Post by driveit on Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:00 pm

Thanks. I think I have decided to save up and go for the adjustable coil overs. That way I can get the ride height where I want it.
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Post by 76 Malibu on Tue Sep 02, 2014 10:30 pm

cees klumper wrote:On the El Camino site the consensus seems to be that KYB gas-adjusts and Billsteins are the best choice.

I second the Bilstiens. That's what I have on my car. They are pricier, but they are top quality. The ride is very controlled firm but not harsh. I have run Bilstiens on my trucks too with good luck, they last a long time compared to cheaper shocks.
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