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    Anybody have any recommendations for extended length non-adjustable rear shocks for street/strip '67 Belvedere with 3400lb SS springs and manual trans ? Thanks
     
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    I think shocks from a C body work with that combo.
     
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      Yes, you're right, but kind of looking for something more suited for the track but will live on the street. Options seem limited,, unless money is of no concern, of course !
       
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      You can buy the long shocks for SS springs through Mancini Racing.
       
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      Years ago(!) ran regular shocks w/SS springs; didn’t know any better I guess. Don’t remember any issues with topping out. I’d go with C-body myself,now.
       
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      • 65wgn440

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        Thanks. Yes, looked at what they had first, just wondered what else might be out there. Seems like I see new stuff everyday since joining this site !
         
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        Pretty much all shock manufactures have a spec sheet for all the shocks they make. When you find the listing for the stock shocks for your car; the compressed length, the extended length, the top mount type and the bottom mount type, you can then find the same specs for mounting with the extended and compressed lengths you want and what the application is. Then you can check ebay, racing junk, etc, for a good used set or buy new for that application.
         
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          Jack the car up, let the diff hang free on the springs, and measure the extended length of shock required. Then search spec sheets, Summit, Jegs, etc for the correct extended length.
          I have used Mopar and QA1 shocks on some of my stuff.
           
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          Viking has double adjustable shocks that are ideal for street/track setting. If you pm the shock specs that you are looking for I can get you a price on a set suited to the lengths you need.

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            OK, I will do that. Thank you all.
             
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            Viking double adjustable shocks from James at PST. They work great and are super easy to set compression and rebound without removing shocks... DSCN0072.JPG DSCN0076.JPG
             
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              if you could give us the low down on that set up you have should would be nice. thank you in advance
               
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              Sure. 63 Plymouth Fury Convertible
              *Narrowed Moser fabbed 8.75" rear-end, axles and disc brake kit, Detroit Eaton Truetrac limited slip, 3.91 Yukon gears.
              * Calvert mono leaf springs
              * Competition Engineering traction bars
              * Viking double adjustable shocks
              * Magnum Force spring relocation kit and billet rear shackles (3" in, even with frame)
              * Mini tubbed, 15"X12" Wheels 29"X15" M/T radial tires
              Street car, driven most days... DSCN0135.JPG New rear end 005.JPG New rear end 008.JPG New rear end 011.JPG New rear end 018.JPG DSCN0101.JPG DSCN0106.JPG
               
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                I used '76 Dodge Ramcharger 4x4 rear shocks on my car for years. They are the correct length but might not work well on a 4-speed car.
                 
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                  that is a great setup one question with the relocation setup is it for super stock springs.
                   
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                  is that e brake setup. never seen that before nice job.
                   
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                  Sure. It's certainly not the cheapest kit but I liked the billet shackles and the adjustability for ride height.
                   
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                    Kit is from Moser. 1981 Cadillac El Dorado calipers & pads. Don't know if e-brake lever is stock for that application or something he fabs...
                     
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