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Hi guys, me again. I am now wondering what kind of front shocks you guys would suggest for a decent price. My car is a '67 coupe, with a newly rebuilt 302... (someday it will be ready to drive again... once I get that engine back in there...) I have air-shocks in the back, and I'm looking for some handling difference to go with my new magna 1 1/8 " sway bar. I don't have a ton of money to spend on them, but I would like something better than the kragen gas shocks I have in there now... What do you guys put in yours? Your suggestions, as always, are highly valued and appreciated! :) thanks a lot!
 

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I'd like to say put on Koni's, but they are expensive. I've heard a lot of good things about KYB gas shocks.

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get yourself some kyb gas-a-just. remove the air shocks that you have in the back immediately! the upper shock support structure wasn't meant to take the load of the weight of the car. i'm running kyb's myself and i have to say that they do their job very well.

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KYBs are good. You don't want the front to be too stiff since you're running the air shocks. Too much stiffness in the front causes understeer. Konis might be too harsh but it all really depends on how you want the car to handle.

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[color:blue]i run monroe and i love em

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[color:blue]I agree about the shock area not being able to take the load, my holes got punched through on my '66 and those were with regular shocks! now i'm running a totally different setup so i dont have to worry about that aspect of it anymore, but i run monroe all the way around (88 volvo ones in the rear (see website if confused)

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For the money nothing beats the ride of KYB's.
I've had the same set on my 73 for 4 years now...o.k i know i live in NEW ENGLAND and our summer doesn't last long but also the roads S#CK out here.

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