Mustang II Member
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: East Coast
Mustang II Rear Shock Variations
So, in my quest to find a good monotube shock for my 78 Cobra II I'm finding that there just isn't anything out there. I did find a KYB Gas-a-just for a Peugeot (French car; pretty popular over here) that has about the same dimensions (compressed and extended) as the stock II shock though.
But that got me thinking. Do I have to use a shock with the same dimensions? I imagine I do if I use the stock wheel and tire size, but what if I put bigger wheels and tires on the car? The Fox chassis cars have a rear shock that is about two inches longer when compressed and about four inches longer when extended. That sounds like those would work on a II with a 15" wheel and the appropriate sized tires (assuming the stance is ultimately taller than stock).
I don't have the care in front of me so it's a little hard to picture (and figure out the geometry), but I thought I'd put it out there for you guys to chew on. Any thoughts? I know a lot of you are running bigger wheels and I wonder what your shock solution was.
Thanks in advance...
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