Air Shocks

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by davis, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. davis

    davis In Maximum Overdrive

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    i was considering using air shocks for the rear to help with sag when i load up the bed with stuff - like from home depot etc. Anybody have recommendations to mfrs?
     
  2. beerbelly

    beerbelly In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    They're not air shocks, but I'm using these Monroes on the back of mine. They really help, with out the hassle of running air lines & leaks.

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  3. 5.0 Chero

    5.0 Chero Bahumbug Staff Member

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  4. R.C.Heli Pilot

    R.C.Heli Pilot In Second Gear

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    I agree 100%
    I found this out as a teenager the hard way
    1966 cheby impala
    driving down express way loud sudden noise rear end drops on passenger side
    car starts driving weird pull over go investigate
    found air shock sticking half way thru trunk floor
    wasnt pretty big pain to repair also
     
  5. PonyExpressRider

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    I used coil overs on mine as well... good rake, and no wheel hop!

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  6. Jeff B

    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Mine came to me with Montgomery Ward air shocks and everything was toast. Replaced them with MONROE MA805's and they work for leveling or light assist. You would have to check to see if that number worked on your 67. I did have to request (insist) that Monroe send me a hose kit with enough line in it as what came in the box was about 2' short.
     
  7. davis

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    nice, thanks for the info/link.. monroe has sim version for my loop-stud factory setup. now, lets get past this virus crap.
     
  8. Dan the ranchero man

    Dan the ranchero man MODERATOR Staff Member

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    I would suggest going with a higher rate spring . Have seen shock perches crack and fail because they are not designed to handle the extra weight. And that is on full frame cars could not imagine the damage on a sub frame/uni body car.
     
  9. neil brown

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    Mine came with monroes, pita, always loosing pressure and rattling around. As soon as I can I’m junking them.
     
  10. stabmasterarson

    stabmasterarson In Third Gear BRONZE MEMBER

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    Air bags to help carry the load!
     

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