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Re: tube shock conversion

To: Jim Stuart <>
Subject: Re: tube shock conversion
From: Chad Cooper <>
Date: Mon, 26 Oct 1998 21:48:08 -0600
Those shocks can be remembered more easily by their application, '84-'87
Corvette, rear...
72 B Daily Driver (w/Corvette suspension)  = ' )  Front and rear.

Jim Stuart wrote:

> I know this is an old thread, but I just took a 2 hour ride with my
> Gabriel Pro-Rider Heavy Duty Gas Shocks (installed, as opposed to
> sitting in the passenger seat), & I wanted to howl a bit. Pn 73626,
> $12.99 each @ Pep Boys- How's that for a price, Lawrie?  As is often the
> case, a volume discounter will beat the "wholesale- to- the- trade
> price" from the local parts house. This is NOT a knock on Lawrie, who
> has many good reasons for dealing with an auto parts house instead of
> running to the discount auto supermarket. It does point out that in a
> large, metropolitan market, some auto parts are very cheap if you have
> the free time to do some shopping.
> First, many thanks to the gentleman who spent 3 hours looking through
> shock books to find a correct shock. I can't thank you enough.
> I had a Spax conversion that I installed several years ago, when
> autocrossing. It was good at the time, but too stiff, even at the
> softest setting, for normal driving. I started to replace the Spax with
> the Monroe shocks that Moss was using in their kit, but some
> advice/complaints from the list warned me off. Glad I waited.
> For any out there who have an existing tube shock set-up, you will find
> that the Plymouth shocks will not fit the shock mounts you now have, as
> the hole in the bushing is smaller that the existing stud. Rather than
> replace the studs I had, I got a set of poly bushings from Rancho which
> had the larger hole & replaced the originals in the Plymouth shocks.
> Jim Stuart

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