1972 Vega GT rear springs question

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1972 Vega GT rear springs question

Postby 7276vegagt » Fri May 31, 2024 1:33 am

Hello I got a question I'm building a 1972 V8 Vega Hatchback I put a 85 S10 rearend under it using the original Vega rearend brackets on it so it was a direct bolt in I went with a set of rear coil springs out of a 84-85 Chevy Camaro I put all new Vega shocks under it and now my rearend on it is really soft and bouncey its like my shocks are not even working my question is do I have the wrong style Camaro springs under it or do I have to get a stiffer set of shocks for it will Monza rear shocks be stiffer under it any help with this would l be great
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Re: 1972 Vega GT rear springs question

Postby NVEGAR8D » Tue Jun 04, 2024 10:54 pm

Hi, I have a guess that your shocks have an air bubble type of situation. You might try removing them and pumping them up side down to re-prime them.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT rear springs question

Postby 7276vegagt » Wed Jun 05, 2024 3:07 am

OK Thanks NVEGAR8D I will start there and see what happens they are brand-new rear shocks that I just put on the car a couple years ago when I put the Camaro springs under it and they haven't even seen the road yet I did the front as well but everything up there is working great just the back is bouncey like the springs are the only thing working
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Re: 1972 Vega GT rear springs question

Postby 283vega » Mon Jun 10, 2024 8:16 am

Kyb makes a nice shock that is newer and better than many.
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Re: 1972 Vega GT rear springs question

Postby 7276vegagt » Tue Jun 11, 2024 12:06 am

I found out both my rear shocks were junk I put on them brand new back in 2012 and they haven't even seen the road yet and they are both shot so come to find it it wasn't my spring they were fine
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