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Username Post: Front shocks        (Topic#349984)
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Loc: New Jersey USA
Reg: 06-13-14
03-07-18 10:49 AM - Post#2726750    

I would like to replace the front shocks on my 53' 150 with KYB-4503 "Gas-a-adjust" shocks. I have Monroe 5751 on now but they don't seem to have enough damping. The KYB's are listed for 53 Corvettes and have an inch more compression and extension. Has anyone used the KYB's on their cars.


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Bel Air kiwi 
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03-07-18 02:14 PM - Post#2726765    
    In response to oldblue53

Hi Old blue, yes I have used KYB with good results.
I am not sure I would go as far as having adjustable shocks on the front of a road car.
(If that's what you were thinking)

From what I see the "gas adjust" is just a marketing term.
It may be worthwhile if you have customized the front end, but generally all you need is just good quality shocks. Seems like these are in the right range of quality.

That makes the difference. $20.00 shocks are usually just dead weight and $3000.00 ones are overkill for everything but the highest end racers.

Cheers Kiwi

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Edited by Bel Air kiwi on 03-07-18 02:20 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


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