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    Mouse action Well-Known Member

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    I’m having a very hard time getting front shocks for my 64 valiant,
    Every where I ordered from says none in stock,Or back ordered...any recommendations on what you fellows are using in your cars and feedback on what’s working better then others.
    Thanks Mouse.
     
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    I think it's like that with about any kind of wear item parts for our old cars. I had to replace the brake shoes and wheel cylinders on the back brakes of my 71 Challenger the other day, and the local NAPA was the only place that could get me shoes the next day. When they came in, the box looked like a barn find....lol. Also, it may be because of the pandemic, but there is a shortage of parts for cars, appliances, machinery....everything right now.
     
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    • Kendog 170

      Kendog 170 Let the boy go !

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      I hope it's just the pandemic. A lot of parts are out of stock since last year.
       
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      halfafish Damn those rabbits, and their holes! FABO Gold Member

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      I'm running Bilsteins all the way around on my 66, but I got them several years ago and ratholed them till install time. I got them from PST as suggested above.
       
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      Mouse action Well-Known Member

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    • pishta

      pishta I know I'm right....

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      Rocks got KYB's for $27/pc and Monroes for $20.
      KYB's are buy 4 get $25 gift card back.
       
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        I also got KYB's for my 65 Barracuda a few months ago from Rock Auto.
         
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        • Mouse action

          Mouse action Well-Known Member

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          Rock auto came thru in 2 days with the KYBs
          Never gave them a thought,,thank you all.
           
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            No at all happy with the KYBs,the ride height is way to high and the ride is extremely stiff,
            Would some other shock soften and lower the stance?
             
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            yellow rose Overnight Sensation

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            Shocks do not change ride height. If they do, there is something wrong.
             
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              If your ride to stiff Id go back to stock torsion bars and use the KYBs. Dustin
               
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              kyb are notoriously stiff. larger bars with a good shock would be better.
               
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              I must like a stiff ride then. I thought kyb was a good shock nothing stiff.
               
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                Kyb...Kill Your Back.
                 
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                  I guess the shocks that were in there we’re shot,but the KYB raised the height more then I like and the ride is rock hard so I’m swapping out for a set of Gabriel’s ,so there is a New set of KYBs up for grabs,,PM me.
                   
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