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Old 07-23-2013, 11:38 PM
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Originally Posted by winmutt View Post
New shocks people...
Doesn't help! Have nice new blisteins on the rear, the springs have just soften a lot after 34 years..
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by winmutt View Post
New shocks people...
Mine are new.
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Dubyagee View Post
Just threw in some 1.5" twist ins at the rear and 1" in the front. The rear sits level and the rear wheels sit straight when viewing from behind. Stopped a lot of the lane wander and the rear squatting when accelerating.
I did the same thing on mine, temporarily. But I wouldn't recommend it for a long term fix. When I inspected the coil sprigs a few months later, the inserts weren't sitting vertical anymore and had started to distort the roundness of the spring. Fortunately, the springs recovered after removing them.

The thing that made the most difference on mine was replacing the trailing arm bushings. They were nearly to the point of metal-metal contact. What a change in handling afterwards! Nice and tight without a trace of squatting.

This is why I don't recommend such a band-aid fix. If you repair it properly, you will love the difference and possibly avoid causing an even greater problem.

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