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PostSubject: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Thu Jul 04, 2013 11:07 am

So, I'm thinking that I need new shocks for the Caprice. I have lowered it about 2 inches, and it really handles funky on bumpy roads. Do I have to get shocks that are shorter because of the drop? Or do I just need a really good set of shocks? Thanks for any help and shock advise.
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PostSubject: Re: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:26 pm

I've run the stock length 9C1 Gabriel Ultra shocks from autozone on many lowered cars, Hotchkis, Vogtland, Moog, and cut stockers. They have worked great with all those. They are comparable to the Bilsteins, but have a bit less rebound control. But for less than 30 bucks a piece and a lifetime warranty, I'll live with it and change em every couple years. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Thu Jul 04, 2013 1:17 pm

I am with ^^^^^^^^this guy^^^^^^^^^. Very Happy 

Bill turned me on to the ultras a few years back. I have used them several times with great results. Cost and quality.

standard front

police/taxi front

Rear all except wagon

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PostSubject: Re: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Thu Jul 04, 2013 2:09 pm

Those or monroe severe service
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PostSubject: Re: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Thu Jul 04, 2013 8:03 pm

IMPALADAKID wrote:

Rear all except wagon

Pretty sure that's the shock I have in the back of the wagon now, and have used previously with success. It's the standard 9C1 Gabriel Ultra. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:36 pm

They say except wagon because of the air ride.
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PostSubject: Re: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Fri Jul 05, 2013 8:15 am

Looks like a set of Gabriel Ultras are in my future...thanks for the advise guys.
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PostSubject: Re: Shock absorber question. Please advise....   Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:07 am

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  x4 on the Ultra's (police/taxi) cheers
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