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Old 03-27-2020, 12:42 AM   #1
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Shocks

Hello,

I lowered my 1969 burb 2 1/2 spindles and 4 inch springs. Trying to figure out shocks for the front. I would like to install KYB but not sure which one to get to fit properly. If anyone can tell me what they are using maybe I can cross reference and get the correct size.

Any help greatly appreciated
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Old 03-27-2020, 10:43 AM   #2
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Hello,

I lowered my 1969 burb 2 1/2 spindles and 4 inch springs. Trying to figure out shocks for the front. I would like to install KYB but not sure which one to get to fit properly. If anyone can tell me what they are using maybe I can cross reference and get the correct size.

Any help greatly appreciated
Just spindles for the front? If so, stock replacement shocks work fine. KYB makes different shock lines so it depends on what you like. Their Gas-a-Just line is super stiff in my experiences. The Excel-G are a little more forgiving.

I personally like Bilsteins on C10's.
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Old 03-28-2020, 01:11 PM   #3
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2 1/2 spindles and 4 inch springs
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Old 03-28-2020, 02:07 PM   #4
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2 1/2 spindles and 4 inch springs
Let me re-phrase the question. Is that 2.5" spindles and 4" springs on the front?

OR....

2.5" spindles on the front & 4" springs on the rear?
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Re: Shocks

If you have drop springs and drop spindles up front you can use stock fitment shocks and just move the shock mount farther up to regain full travel. I did this on a '66 with stock fitment Gas-A-Just shocks and it worked great. Rode as good as dad's completely stock '66, actually better since it had sway bars and a lower center of gravity to minimize excessive body roll and pitch. It did have 15" wheels with 215/75 tires, so maybe the tall sidewalls kept the shocks from feeling too stiff like Scoti describes.

I modified a set of Currie axle mounts and bolted them to the frame rail.



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