1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

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1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

Postby BloFish » Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:09 pm

Looking to replace my original rear shocks with something better. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.
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Re: 1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Feb 18, 2021 4:08 pm

KYB's low pressure gas shocks are good. There are limited choices for reasonably priced shocks, I would say these are about the best. There are some big dollar ones from Viking and Ridetech
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Re: 1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

Postby BloFish » Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:14 pm

I checked KYB’s website and saw only one choice, but the picture of that particular shock does not look like a match.
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Re: 1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

Postby gt350fme » Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:48 pm

Recently purchased Monroe fronts and KYB rears from rock auto for my 1973, perfect fit.
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Re: 1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

Postby Smiley » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:21 pm

I have KYB’s front and rear on mine.
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Re: 1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

Postby BloFish » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:23 am

Part numbers?
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Re: 1973 Vega GT rear shock recommendations

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:42 am

343132 rear...... they are not showing a number for the earlier H bodies with shallow front control arms. For later ones with deep pocket it is 343129. You could probably still use these but they may need to have a spacer to extend them down a little from the control arm. Ideally you want the shock about in its' half way extended position with the car at ride height. This allows enough travel in jounce and rebound so the shock is not bottomed or topped out.
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