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Old 10-17-2009
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Default Shocks... again

It is time to buy some shocks for my SV. At this time, I can not afford SPAX or Konis. I have been searching to forums and found a reference to KYBs, does anyone have a part number for these? Are there any other decent alternatives?
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There are a bunch of shocks that will fit, the 1st gen Camaro front and rear being one of them as I recall. Some of the "they will fit" pieces require you change the piece in the eye of the front shock, which if I recall does not work out with the KYB pieces.
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I found the gas version of the Camaro shock to be a very nice item for street use. Mine are Monroe, a little over $100 per set of four at Parts America. Do an excellent job of knocking the rough edges off the ride, yet provide good control. If you are wanting a performance shock, look elsewhere.

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The Tiger guys have been using Eldebrock shocks. I put a set on one of my race cars... they aren't great for the track but I think they probably make a good street shock. About half the price of Koni's


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Old 10-18-2009
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I have used the Camaro shocks as well. They are a decent price and are easy to get locally.
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Old 10-19-2009
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What shock will fit on the Alpine/Tiger (as compared to other cars)?

Your best bet is to buy a set of Konis or Spax for the Tiger from one of the
Sunbeam parts houses. Although expensive, you can be sure they are going to bolt right on.

The Gabriel “Adjustable E” models are also a good choice (model 63329 or 63170 for the front and model 63331 or 63171 for the rear). If you want to try a less expensive solution, some cross-reference info is presented here. I can’t vouch for the accuracy of these but they should be a good starting point.

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Sears # 79281 Ford Truck ‘50-’74
Full size Buick ‘65-’70 Lincoln ‘52-’54
Buick Riviera ‘66-’70 Corvette ‘60-’62
Cadillac ‘65-’76 Olds Vista Cruiser ‘63

With some of these shocks, it will be necessary to use different mounting bushings and/or bolts than supplied.
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Old 10-20-2009
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With some of these shocks, it will be necessary to use different mounting bushings and/or bolts than supplied.
Don't underestimate the difficulty of sourcing mounting bushings if you are going with non-standard shocks. I bought some rear shocks a few years ago (forgot which ones), but my old bushings were shot and I could not locate new ones. I don't remember if I posted the dilemma online at the time, but assume I did. I do know that I couldn't find anything or anyone who knew where to go to find correct new bushings. I ended up selling the shocks (now minus the original bushings, which I had to destroy to remove) on eBay at a loss.
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Does anyone have dimensions for the bushings?
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Don't underestimate the difficulty of sourcing mounting bushings if you are going with non-standard shocks. I bought some rear shocks a few years ago (forgot which ones), but my old bushings were shot and I could not locate new ones.
Jim, are you sure it wasn't the front shocks? The Monroe rears I bought were bolt on, but the fronts need a different or modified lower bushing.
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One of the uk sunbeAm stores sold shock bushes. I can't remember if they were urethane only or if they had rubber too. Maybe those would work on different shocks.
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