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rear shocks for C3 (Read 861 times)
Oct 20th, 2015 at 5:48pm

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my 1977 seams a little soft on the rear end especially if you have a full tank of gas.  I want to stiffen it up a little and stop hitting the pavement with the rear end at every dip. I thought some spring over type shocks for the rear. Has anyone tried them and got any ideas about some good ones that do not cost 500.00 to buy.  My vette budget is suffering. Cry
 
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Reply #1 - Oct 21st, 2015 at 3:57am

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If your car is sitting level at rest it's not the springs. Any good shock will do the job, just make sure it's designed for a corvette. I use bilsteins but they are a little pricey. KYB are probably more like OEM.  A sway bar in the rear will help with handling big time & the smallest sway bar is the best...all the holes are there for the install.
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Reply #2 - Oct 21st, 2015 at 5:37pm

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The car sits level it just feels a little soft on the rear end on roads with a lot of waves in the finish. It corners great or to me it handles fine, just soft on the rear shocks. Wink
 
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Reply #3 - Dec 2nd, 2015 at 4:57pm

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I would inspect the rear end real good. Make sure everything looks correct and in good working order. The PO may have masterminded something he or she thought was a good idea at the time. If it sits OK, I don't think shocks are the issue. Are you running the stock or composite spring? If running stock, make sure none of the springs are broke. Just a thought, when it came off the production line new it did not have this problem,  Just my two cents. Good luck and let us know what the problem is Wink
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