Coil over rear shocks

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goldwinghg
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Coil over rear shocks

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Has anybody,installed coil over rear shocks,on there 56 tbird. If so,how was the ride? Does it cause the rear to sit high.

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Re: Coil over rear shocks

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Hi, In 1956 the TBirds came with a spring OE in the bottom of the shock. That doesn't do a thing for ride height. If your talking about an overload style spring, well that's just what it is "overload". If you need them it's spring time, and I don't mean the season. Non original you could go with an air shock. Good luck.

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I have air shocks on my 56 rear end, my car sits 24". which is the suggested height. I feel that the coil over shocks would bring the rear end higher. This would spoil the esthetics of the car.
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Coil over shocks are usually adjustable for ride height. There should be an adjustment ring on the shock. If you have good springs, a coil over shock should not be needed.

A true coil over shock actually replaces both the spring and the old shock. This is one variation
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