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    President Member Lou Van Anne's Avatar
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    Shocks: 79 Avanti

    ....any recommendations?
    Lou Van Anne
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    79 Avanti II

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    Doesn't a '79 still have a Studebaker Chassis?

    Just ordinary '63 & up Studebaker, Lark, Hawk and Avanti Gabriel H.D. Gas Shocks should be fine.
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    Here are a few notes to look at
    http://www.studebaker-info.org/rjtec...p2g.html#shock

    If you want a truly impressive ride, try the performance shocks ( larger diameter ). One precaution tho, Koni's are definitely a challenge to install due to their diameter, but will fit. Once you have them ( or others installed ) you won't look back..
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    Koni, Koni, Koni,
    Wait for Dave L to get his order going.
    I have them for every Stude I own as they are simply the best for ride quality, handling and outright performance. That's why they cost more than $20.00 Monroes or no names.
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    PS: And yes Rich a '79 is Studebaker

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    That is what Ted used on his "TOMATO"
    https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mu...k/1495511.html

    Fill us in on Dave L shock project!

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    Any 2nd gen Camaro shocks will work with a little modding to the top (rear) and bottom (front) mounts. I'd not recommend waiting for anyone to produce Stude-specific parts.

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    Use Blisteins fora 2nd generation Camaro (71-80) and never look back as you pass the guy with the Konis.
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    Bilstein numbers please. Lou Cote

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