Shocks
#1
I would like to replace the shocks on my 1969 Mach 1. It currently has Gabriel Striders. I like them, they have three adjustments, and are not a high pressure gas shock. The problem is last time I replaced my front coil springs one front shock would no longer adjust and the other front shock had the threads get pulled off one of the lower studs when I removed the nut. Gabriel Striders are no longer made so now I need 4 shocks.

Any suggestions for a reasonably low cost shock? I drive the car fairly easy so I don't want to spend the high dollar for Koni or Bilstein shocks. And preferably not a high pressure gas shock since I have fairly high rate springs, 600 lb. inch front and 205 lb./inch rear. Anybody use just stock replacement shocks like from Monroe? Scott Drake has some nice looking shocks but it's not clear if they are a high pressure KYB Gas-a-Just made for Scott Drake or not. Opinions?

Thanks,

Mike
Reply
#2
I finally decided to go with new Koni STR.T street shocks.  I've always wanted Koni shocks and they recently released a new lower cost line of non adjustable street shocks.  They are much more robust with larger diameter bodies, pistons, and rods them anything else I've seen in the $45-$55 price range.  They are gas charged, but not high pressure like a KYB Gas-A-Just.  So far I like them.
Reply
#3
It's amazing the way a new set of shocks can change the feel, Thumbup and sometimes the personality of a car. Especially our old Mustangs as their suspension wasn't the absolute greatest when they were new. Good Luck 

JTS
Reply
#4
The Koni STR.T's must of came out after I purchased my KYB's because I would have definitely picked a set for that price.  I actually have the poor man Koni shocks.  They are KYB's painted orange.  I refer to them as Phoni Koni's!  I have no complaints about the ride with them.
Reply
#5
You could have also got the Scott Drake shocks.  They are KYB Gas-a-Just and already painted a reddish/orange color.
Reply
#6
(09-30-2017, 09:42 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: You could have also got the Scott Drake shocks.  They are KYB Gas-a-Just and already painted a reddish/orange color.

Interesting, I didn't know Scott Drake offered shocks too.  Where did you see they are KYB shocks?

Mike
Reply
#7
Bilsteins Drink_to_that
Reply
#8
Bilstein are good shocks.  First, they were too pricey for what I wanted.  Second, Bilsteins were original equipment on most GM cars and trucks back in the 1980's and 1990's. In my mind I associate Bilstein with General Motors.  Therefore, I didn't want GM shocks on my Ford.
Reply
#9
(09-12-2017, 06:24 AM)1969_Mach1 Wrote: I would like to replace the shocks on my 1969 Mach 1.   Scott Drake has some nice looking shocks but it's not clear if they are a high pressure KYB Gas-a-Just made for Scott Drake or not.  Opinions?

Thanks,

Mike
I recently saw a video that had the owner of Eaton Detroit Springs. They have been making springs for the automotive industry for a hundred years. He said that our spring/shock system was designed for hydraulic shocks, not gas. I agree with the above comments that Bilsteins are great shocks
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)
[-]
Latest Threads
Hotchkis coils?
Last Post: Limeyboy
Today 12:13 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 22
Look up VIN by search of previous owner?
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
Yesterday 08:03 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 32
Opticalrectomitis
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-16-2021 02:57 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 331
Olympics Question
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-16-2021 02:42 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 291
New member
Last Post: Limeyboy
01-16-2021 11:02 AM
» Replies: 18
» Views: 642
44 Magnum
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
01-15-2021 11:11 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 86
wiring problem
Last Post: JackWagon3
01-14-2021 11:58 AM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 7030
Will a Monte Carlo bar fit?
Last Post: Shaker70
01-06-2021 04:45 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 399
Leaf spring shackles
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-28-2020 01:29 AM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 527
console restore 1969 1970 mustang
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-27-2020 03:48 AM
» Replies: 5
» Views: 7423
Merry Christmas
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-26-2020 05:57 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 414
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-26-2020 02:22 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 371
Replacing brake lines
Last Post: JackWagon3
12-25-2020 12:28 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 516
Top loader ID
Last Post: Tom W
12-24-2020 11:08 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 378
That new/old Jeep smell
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-24-2020 03:31 PM
» Replies: 6
» Views: 3003
Rear end woes...
Last Post: JTS71 Mach1
12-23-2020 02:44 AM
» Replies: 13
» Views: 2795
Yellow 70 Shaker Cleveland here!
Last Post: Shaker70
12-20-2020 03:59 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 689
Heater control knobs D1AZ 18519-A
Last Post: JackWagon3
12-19-2020 10:08 AM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 707
Parking Brake Warning Light
Last Post: crendave
12-18-2020 09:43 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 408
Holley sniper fuel injection
Last Post: pkfordman
12-16-2020 07:35 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 3652

>