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    topher5150 is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Car Year, Make, Model: 1947 FORD COUPE

    shorty shocks


    I have the front shock kit from Chassis Engineering for my 47 Ford, and I have no room for shock movement. I emailed them and they recommended P&J shorty shocks. I checked out the specs and it says compressed the shocks are 7.8". I measured the distance between the mounting bolts as it sits and it's at about 9.75"
    Is that enough travel for a somewhat decent ride?

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    Car Year, Make, Model: '33 HiBoy Coupe, '32 HiBoy Roadster

    As it sits you'll have 2" of compression travel, and assuming equal extension nearly 4" of total suspension travel which is good, lots more than I have on the '32 and '33.
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    Car Year, Make, Model: '66 Mustang, 76 Corvette

    If you are running a straight axle just put friction shocks on and be done with it.
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