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Username Post: Shock Wave Shocks        (Topic#358318)
Posts: 36

Reg: 09-02-09
10-05-19 08:11 AM - Post#2777128    

Has anyone had success with the using the Shock Wave Shocks on there front end to cushion the ride. I have a 1955 chevy conv. and it rides rough. I'm in the process now of putting new leaf springs on it I sure hope this works. The ones I took of are no good.


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10-06-19 03:18 PM - Post#2777196    
    In response to Nicksd

New leaf springs should help the back. I like KYB gas shocks, but they are a little stiffer and work best if you have a shock bar to keep the shocks from going through the floor pan.

Regarding the shockwaves on the front, I do have them. I have them on the least firm setting and they are still a bit firm unless you air them up to at least 70psi or so. Anything less and they bounce around too much. Airing them up above 90psi or so causes a firmer than desired ride.

If your car is at stock ride height, I think you would be best staying with original coils and a good set of shocks.


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Nick P
Age: 73
Loc: De Queen, Arkansas
Reg: 10-15-03
10-10-19 08:04 AM - Post#2777552    
    In response to Nicksd

What do you have up front now that rides poorly

Posts: 36

Reg: 09-02-09
10-12-19 10:50 AM - Post#2777734    
    In response to Nick P

2" drop spindles and 2" lowering springs.


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