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Old 11-25-2017, 02:24 PM   #11
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I have read people like the Calvert fronts better. Yes, trailer miles are tough on shocks for sure. I would buy the Santhuffs but I just don't know if we'll keep this car so I really don't want to cut the lower arm up so I can't reinstall the Lakewoods to resell the car. I know I will NEVER get my money back from high dollar parts.
No real "cutting" involved...just minor grinding of the existing shock hole. I found we had to grind both the Camaro and the El Camino even to use the Lakewoods...only slightly more for the Calverts. At any rate you will not harm the a-arms and can install any shock you choose at any time.
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Old 11-25-2017, 02:25 PM   #12
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Todd, I run mine almost as tight as they will go on compression to make it just settle from wheelstands. After tieing it down in the trailer, I set shock extension full tight to stop excessive movement while towing. Easier on shocks, and the tie down straps stay tight.
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Old 11-25-2017, 03:14 PM   #13
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Todd, I run mine almost as tight as they will go on compression to make it just settle from wheelstands. After tieing it down in the trailer, I set shock extension full tight to stop excessive movement while towing. Easier on shocks, and the tie down straps stay tight.
Very good plan!
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:28 PM   #14
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I would suggest you stay with the rear Calverts and upgrade the fronts. Look for a double adjustable. You will want it soft on the rebound but very stiff on compression to control bounce from launch and gear changes. Consider Afco, they use a single knob on bottom for compression and you adjust rebound through upper shaft with allen wrench. Remember you must modify lower control arm to suit for clearance and or mounting.

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What Hacksaw was saying is you will likely need to clearance the holes in the lower control arms...the body of the shocks are a bit fatter than factory units.
Thanks guys for the tip, shocks came in today and yes the lower arms need some tweaking for fitment.
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