84 MC SS drop shocks

krawler00

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 27, 2017
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Hey guys. I have an 84 SS and recently installed 3" drop springs in the rear. I now am bottoming out and looking for a new set of shocks. I have had a difficult time finding a set online that will work for the 3" drop. So looking for advice, brand, part numbers to order a set to get this back on the road. Here is a video of the car before swapping wheels and the rear drop.
I now run boss 338 wheels and the interior is now black but other than that the car is the same. I appreciate any help on this.
 

Gremlinsteve

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Mar 6, 2018
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I am pretty sure my elky uses a 2 inch drop shock by bell tech
I'll look and see if I can get a number
 

krawler00

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 27, 2017
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I am pretty sure my elky uses a 2 inch drop shock by bell tech
I'll look and see if I can get a number
Thanks. I am looking for measurements for shocks online and most companies do not list them. It's gonna need to be a short shock for sure.
 

Gremlinsteve

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Mar 6, 2018
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Mine came from summit racing
I was in there show room when I bought them
They located them for me

I'll be home soon and get a number
They are for sure a short shock
 

oranGekrate

Greasemonkey
Oct 25, 2012
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The Bilstein BIL-AK1052 is 17.2 in extended. I know at least one forum member uses this shock and recommends them for lowered rear. They can be had for around $150ish. Pricey but from what I hear, worth the money. Hope this helps.
 

pontiacgp

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Mar 31, 2006
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these are the Bilsteins I use on my lowered GP.....they are kinda pricey but you get what you pay for. It's a linear shock that takes a beating and comes back for more. I destroyed a set of KYB's in less than one summer.

short front
11.93" Extended Length - 7.95" Collapsed Length - 1973-83 Chevelle, 1973-88 Monte Carlo - GM Intermediate Front
Item #: BIL AK1051


short rear
17.20" Extended Length - 11.28" Collapsed Length - 1973-83 Chevelle, 1973-88 Monte Carlo - GM Intermediate
Item #: BIL AK1052
 

oranGekrate

Greasemonkey
Oct 25, 2012
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Fredericksburg, VA
#8
these are the Bilsteins I use on my lowered GP.....they are kinda pricey but you get what you pay for. It's a linear shock that takes a beating and comes back for more. I destroyed a set of KYB's in less than one summer.

short front
11.93" Extended Length - 7.95" Collapsed Length - 1973-83 Chevelle, 1973-88 Monte Carlo - GM Intermediate Front
Item #: BIL AK1051


short rear
17.20" Extended Length - 11.28" Collapsed Length - 1973-83 Chevelle, 1973-88 Monte Carlo - GM Intermediate
Item #: BIL AK1052
You must have this response saved on your puter so you can copy/paste it. :sneaky:
 

krawler00

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 27, 2017
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Thanks for all the info guys. Gremlinsteve, if you can post up that info from yours that would be great! I can compare all info and figure on which one to get. I really do not want to put the old 2" drop springs back in.
 

krawler00

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Sep 27, 2017
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One more question, how are the shocks you guys are mentioning mounted? Bar pin on one end and hole on the other? Reason I ask is I ordered a pair not too long ago and returned them as the mounting ends were wrong.
 

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