Shock absorbers for 65 mustang

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Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« on: April 13, 2021, 04:14:13 pm »
Seeking advice on quality shocks for 65 mustang. The car is lower than standard by about two inches of that makes any difference.
I note Scott drake do them but I can also buy the right size from super cheap, Repco etc.
just want something good without paying Komi prices
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Tony

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Re: Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 04:36:40 pm »
KYB Gas-A-Just are a good mid-range shock for the 65's.

About $450ish for the full set of four corners.

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Re: Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 04:46:08 pm »
Thanks Dwayne

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Re: Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2021, 04:46:27 pm »
Have used both Pedders Comfort Gas and Sports gas on a 65 and a 68. The sports were a little harder but both travelled well.

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Re: Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2021, 09:16:29 pm »
Personally I've found the KYB Gas-adjust a bit too firm on the front of both my '67s, IMO the springs being over-controlled and so not reacting to lesser bumps in the road. I don't like a soft car that wallows but I also don't like Mustangs with roller skate like stiff suspension that skips across road surfaces.
So on my present car I swapped over to Gabriels on the front, inexpensive and am happier with them.
On the back I use Monroes, they seem just fine.
Just MO.

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Re: Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2021, 12:52:20 pm »
I have Bilsteins on my 65 Fastback front and rear - might be a little more than you wish to pay though. Got them from Street or Track in the US.

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Re: Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2021, 02:17:41 pm »
I have Koni shocks and King springs, really happy with the result. Not incredibly expensive for a normal use car.
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Re: Shock absorbers for 65 mustang
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2021, 08:55:04 pm »
Thanks all. Picked up some KYBs