Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Adjustable shocks for Mopar A-bodies
Well, if you've compared A-body shocks to the ones found on pickups, you probably won't be surprised that there is something out there that fits if you look hard enough. Well, somebody did look hard enough, and the results are floating around the Internet on various message boards and web sites. I'd found the application once, but the site where it had been posted went offline.
Ok, enough rambling, here's what to ask for:
'87-'95 Nissan Pathfinder front shocks, P/N RS99214
'86-'94 Nissan Pickup front shocks, P/N RS99188
The latter, although built for a lifted truck, apparently works better for lowered A-bodies than the Pathfinder parts.
Dodge W-series pickup front shocks, P/N RS99111
While not purpose-built autocross shocks, these sound like a good way to get adjustability on a budget. An added bonus is that you can use some of Rancho's add-ons to make them adjustable from inside the car. That's not easy to rig with a set of Konis.
Big thanks to Joshua Skinner.
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I was going to order them for my Challenger (same as for A-bodies) but they stopped giving away the free "remote 2-way pressure adjuster" with a set of 4, and I found a set of konis for $100.
It would be pretty sweet though to be able to adjust both front and back shock pressures from the drivers seat...with gauges to boot. I've got the Rancho shock spec sheet in pdf if you want to look them up? Just let me know.