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cheap 4 inch longer rear ea81 shocks


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#1 archemitis

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 09:54 AM

so the roomers(how do you spell that?) are true. chevelle shocks fit on the rear of a lifted ea81, with very minor modifications.
had to drill the top holes out to the 12 mm subaru size, then i slid the metal sleeve from the original shock into the new shock bottom. and bling! they compress 2 inches smaller, and are 4 inches longer at full extension. i forget the travel, but its about 4-5 inches more than the stock shocks.

had to paint them to show off the chevy heritage! =]

oh ya, 15 dollar monroe gas charged, they come in white.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 10:02 AM

Let us know how they perform on the trail (as well as the street).

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 02:21 PM

they seem just like the old shocks... then again, when i went with the rancho9000s on my 4runner they felt just like the stock ones to me too so, i might not be a good judge

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 04:58 PM

Does that take the shock extender out of the picture or do you still use it??? Tim

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 05:25 PM

i did this instead of making a shock extender. so for 30 bucks you get rid of that extender.

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Posted 02 March 2005 - 11:55 PM

Another one would be on ford explorers and ford full size pickups in the early 90's.. with those you can use the eyelets that come with the shocks, just throw in a couple washers (same diameter, only not as long) I got the air height adjustable ones on mine. 10 inches of travel baby! Top end of the shock is the same story, drilling out the holes, etc..

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 12:38 AM

i think im gonna do the air shocks on my dads rig, since he doesnt want to gut his interior =p

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Posted 03 March 2005 - 11:47 AM

DO you have a part number for those? Or which year of Chevelle they fit? THanks, Kurt

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:12 AM

kurt the number is from checker
20802
22-0802-0
do you have one of those books with shocks in it? they usualy have a page that tells all the specs for all of the stock shocks. thats how i decided to order these. its from like a 75 chevell, the big ones =] not what they turned into in the 80s

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 09:14 AM

oh ya, you'll need longer bolts, and some sort of spacer, to kick the top of the shock out towards the tire, half inch, or less. depends on hammering =]




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