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I just got a 1975 fastback that rides a little rough
...any bump or man hole in the road makes it sound like I just took it off a ramp.

what could it be that is causing that?
Its only the rear end. the front seems fine
....replace suspension maybe?
and if so what is my best option for a super soft suspension without any major modifications?

I've seen the Monroe shock absorbers online
is that my only option for replacing rear suspension?

I desperately need a smoother ride. Not to mention how loud and obnoxious it is.
I'm not all experienced but mechanically inclinced
any info helps on how to fix my issue?
Thanks guys
 

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New shocks, new swaybar bushings (if you have a rear swaybar), and check the leafs where the U-bolts and plates are. I've seen several that cracked or broke leafs right at the rubber insulators (very dangerous if they come apart while driving...)
 

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no sway bar. Should I maybe put one on?
If you can find a donor for the brackets and lower plates, yes. While the stock upgraded rear swaybar isn't particularly thick, it does help.


and for smoothest ride around town what new shocks should I get?
Just about anything is better than what are probably old and worn out units :gringreen

I'm planning air shocks for my Ghia (partly because of the onboard air system I'm using anyway) and on the Rat Snake as well (for the adjustable ride height...295/50R15's...) but I haven't kept up with what is still available that'll fit our cars.
 

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Awesome thanks for the info man.
I've got a junkyard here in boise that as two mustang ii's.
I'll check this out and see if they have the brackets and plates
 
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