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Old 06-29-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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Air Shocks

I am looking for air shocks for my 64 t-bird. Does someone know where to buy?
Can't find the in the web.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-30-2016, 11:25 AM
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Air shocks are generally not recommended for these cars--the mount points aren't designed to handle that kind of load. If the car is sagging in the back, it's probably worn springs. Re-arching or replacing is the best solution.

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I will try to see if there is part # on mine (It had them when I got the car) this next weekend when I get it up in the air. Steve is correct but I keep mine at a max of 60 psi and have monitored the mounting posts with no problems in the 2 yrs I have had it. My springs are still pretty good but I like the rear up just a touch for looks. Once again though...Steve is correct. The shock mounts were not designed for the extra vehicle load. If you are compensating for bad springs in the long run you won't like the results.
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I will follow the recommendation from Steve to replace the springs. The bad thing is that the shipping costs to Germany is about 300$. After replacing the springs I will install air shocks to get the rear a little up as you already mentioned, just for the look. Looking forward to get the part#.
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