84 MC SS drop shocks

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  1. krawler00

    krawler00 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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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.
     
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    Gremlinsteve Greasemonkey

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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
     
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    krawler00 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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    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.
     
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    Gremlinsteve Greasemonkey

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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
     
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    oranGekrate Greasemonkey

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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.
     
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    oranGekrate Greasemonkey

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    Very nice MCSS btw.
    Also, the fronts are BIL-AK1051 Not sure of price. probably simliar in price as the rears
     
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    pontiacgp Canadian Prime Minister

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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.

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


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

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    You must have this response saved on your puter so you can copy/paste it. :sneaky:
     
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    krawler00 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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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.
     
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    krawler00 Not-quite-so-new-guy

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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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