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Correct rear shocks for my Baja bug
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Post Post subject: Correct rear shocks for my Baja bug
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 01:42 AM
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I bought a set of KYB KG5529 shocks for the rear of my 73 Baja. I have stock suspension in the rear except for the the torsion turned, that brings me up close to the stops. My question is the shocks extended are 16" bolt hole to bolt hole and my shock mounts unloaded are 16 1/4 my shocks take the hit when my suspension unloads not the stops. My local shop that sold me the shocks tells me they are the correct shocks and I either need to add limiting straps or build up my stops. Is this correct or is there a better shock for my application?

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Post Post subject: Correct rear shocks for my Baja bug
Posted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 03:32 PM
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Your shocks won't last long like that- they shouldn't reach their max travel before the suspension is stopped by either bump stops (compressed) or limit straps (droop). If you want to leave the ride height like it is, you're going to need to find another answer for shocks (longer). Start by finding what you measurements between your upper and lower shock mounts are at full compression and then full extension. Then find a shock that's travel range is greater than those two numbers.

Hope that helps some. Sorry I can't give you specifics on what shocks you do need.


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Post Post subject: Re: Correct rear shocks for my Baja bug
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Any idea where I could find a KYB or Bilstine site with there shock specs. Thanks

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Post Post subject: Re: Correct rear shocks for my Baja bug
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chucky73 wrote:
Any idea where I could find a KYB or Bilstine site with there shock specs. Thanks

kyb.com/catalogs/index.php

www.bilsteinus.com/car...php?zenid=

These sites will be a good place to start. Cool


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