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Postby mrblue » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:18 pm

I have a 1977 Monza with A V8,which is also a back half car. I've read some of the posts and need to know the best shock for the front will be.its a street car mostly. Thanks
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Re: Front shocks

Postby cjbiagi » Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:43 pm

KYB's are what I run, the ones for a H body have the correct internal bump stop built in. Some guys are running 1st Gen Camaro shocks I believe. There are also shocks made by Ride-tech for H bodies but they are $125each. There are not a lot of options out there.
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Re: Front shocks

Postby chevyart » Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:23 am

cji is right about the 1st gen. camaro(67-69) front shocks. look at the competition engineering(moroso) shocks, the are not real expensive, and are 3 way adjustable. and the only thing you probably have to do is to ream the hole on bottom of control arm a whisker to pass the shock through. probably jegs and summitt make this exact shock also(for camaro.) art
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Re: Front shocks

Postby cjbiagi » Thu Jul 30, 2015 4:28 pm

But do Camaro ones have the internal bump stop?
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Re: Front shocks

Postby chevyart » Sun Aug 02, 2015 11:56 am

cj dont know the answer to that. is that bump stop really that important for a passenger car.? i could see it as a necessity if a car was doing wheelies and needed that feature. art
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Re: Front shocks

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:54 pm

H bodies don't have a lot of suspension travel so it is possible to "top out" the suspension with a hard thunk. A external bumpstop could be added though with minimal work.
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Re: Front shocks

Postby chevyart » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:02 pm

CJ how would that bumpstop be built into my vega. thanks art
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Re: Front shocks

Postby cjbiagi » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:52 pm

It's basically a rubber bumper that mounts to the top of the spring tower so that it contacts the bottom of the upper control arm when the suspension is in full extension position. It could also mount to the bottom of the upper control arm too if that is easier. You just have to look where the contact would be and install a bumper there. So, basically a rubber bumper between the upper control arm and the spring tower.
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Re: Front shocks

Postby Monza Harry » Mon Aug 03, 2015 12:06 am

Art, this is my plan right here for the bump stop (second or third link is my specific part) http://www.autozone.com/suspension-stee ... 0l-2bl-ohv http://www.autozone.com/suspension-stee ... 05370_0_0/ http://www.autozone.com/suspension-stee ... 0l-2bl-ohv Adjusting sleeves (stock) look like this http://www.autozone.com/suspension-stee ... 0l-2bl-ohv Cam bolts are these http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/searc ... =Chevrolet You would possibly need a different number part as I don't know but these all look about the same. Harry
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Re: Front shocks

Postby chevyart » Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:34 am

thanks guys. now i undertand what CJ was saying on how to do the job and harry made it easy with the exact part(very simple part) to use. h-body old timers technology at it's best. love this site. art
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Re: Front shocks

Postby mrblue » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:25 pm

Would it be better go go with the S10 shock with a bump stop on the control arm? Considering the KYB-GR2 are pretty much the only ones for the Monza.. Are the s10 shocks a better ride..The car is a V8 car so it's heavy up front.
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Re: Front shocks

Postby hammerdown7 » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:28 pm

I have a pair of new OEM front shocks for the S10 ZQ8 suspension which was their ride and handling package. They have an operating range very similar to the Monza/Vega shocks but the body of the shock is somewhat larger in diameter requiring the opening of the lower control arm mount, $90 plus shipping.

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Re: Front shocks

Postby mrblue » Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:07 pm

Well my car came with air conditioning from the factory. so it came with a heavier front spring and I think the S10 shock will be a better choice to go with considering the S10 is heavier up front to begin with. The KYB 5450 seems like a good choice.
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Re: Front shocks

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:26 pm

Didn't S10's come with V6's? I wouldn't think they would be heavier than a V8 Monza equally equipped.
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Re: Front shocks

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