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Could anyone tell me the approximate length/stroke shock absorber to go for when relocating to behind the A-arm. My car is a 1960s full size GM, so maybe it is similar enough to an Impala of the same era.

I'm relocating them to the same point along the A-arms, and leaning tham back about 30, maybe 40 degrees, so the stroke will be standard at the most, but probably shorter.

I presume I could go for a shock with a visibly longer stroke, then mount it with the suspension at full lift (car on stands, suspension 'topped-out') but making sure that the shock isn't quite topped out, then I'll know that the longer stroke will ensure that it can't bottom out when the suspension is dumped.

Any comments?

Thanks :cheesy: .
 

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Thanks! I was being a bit lazy and hoping to avoid that. . . .

Oh well, back to the workshop . . . . :biggrin:
 
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