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    Shock recommendations?

    I still have factory shocks on my '79 wagon. You can probably imagine how the ride feels.

    I'd planned on getting Bilsteins but I just talked to the guy at Firm Feel and he said they've discontinued the rear shocks. I guess that was the best quality option... any ideas where I could find some? Or what would your second recommendation be? Thanks!

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    Choices are limited for F-body. I have KYB Gas-Adjust on my car and they seem fine (to me anyways).
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Are these the right ones?
    https://www.summitracing.com/search/...oview=SKU&ar=1

    And that's priced per shock right? And the two different part #s are front and back? Thanks for your help!

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    The only thing with the rear KYB shock is the design of the shock makes it a real tight fit at the top cross member. Some shocks have a more curved shape to the cover.

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    I didn't have any problems with rear shock clearance.

    Yes, those are the ones and yes, the price is each.

    Odd part is, I bought mine at least 10 years ago and for all four it was right about $120. The price doesn't look to have gone up since then by any amount to speak of.
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Ordering now. Thanks for the help!

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    Just wanted to say thanks again. I got them on and they seem to do pretty well. Certainly a hell of a lot better than the 40 year old shocks...

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