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  • Buzzard
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    Works great on my 1983.

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  • sweetolbob
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    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

    Bob does the '83 have the save "A" frame as the Studes?...........I was told there is a problem with non-stock front shocks being too long, which results in cracking, then splitting of the "A" frames.
    AFAIK, looks like a Lark frame to me. Just check any shocks you have against the old ones for length both extended and un-extended. Most shock companies should have that data on their websites as an initial data point.

    No problem on mine but not a lot of miles.

    Bob

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by sweetolbob View Post
    Yes - I'm running KYB gas shocks on my 83 and it rides and handles quite well. Check for numbers in Nate Nagle's notes from the club resources.

    https://studebakerdriversclub.com/wp...nformation.pdf

    Bob
    Bob does the '83 have the save "A" frame as the Studes?...........I was told there is a problem with non-stock front shocks being too long, which results in cracking, then splitting of the "A" frames.

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  • Hawklover
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    Too good to be true..............received e-mail that Bilsteins are back ordered in the US:-( Can I go with KYB as an alternative?

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
    I use Bilstein shocks on my cars. 71-80 Camaro. Both front and rear. Modifications to the lower mount are needed in the front, and the upper at the rear. Just press in the correct length tube and you're in business. You can't currently buy better.
    Brad just ordered 4 shocks for my Avanti............B4 they arrive would you please be specific as to what mods have to be effectuated to allow me to install same?
    many thanks in advance

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post

    You have to look harder. Fronts are BSN-24-011044
    Rears are BSN-24-001564
    Summit racing
    Thank you!

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  • Dwight FitzSimons
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    Brad probably meant "1970-81" Camaro & Firebird. That is the second generation of those cars.

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  • bezhawk
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    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

    Brad going to the Bilstein site proves to be a negative, no listing for the years 71-80 Camaro, so whatever you are doing as to ordering seems to be singularly beneficial to you;-)
    You have to look harder. Fronts are BSN-24-011044
    Rears are BSN-24-001564
    Summit racing

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  • Buzzard
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    Sam,
    Off the boxes they are packaged in.

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  • PackardV8
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    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

    Bill where are you getting these parts numbers from.
    IIRC, Bill was in the business for many years, including being a Koni dealer and installed them on several Studes personally.

    jack vines

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

    Bill nice to have the numbers, but........are they still being made???
    Bill where are you getting these parts numbers from.

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by PackardV8 View Post

    They still come up on a search; even Summit has them or at least will make you go through the effort of placing an order before they admit they don't.

    jack vines
    Jack I went to the Summit site, they have these numbers, but I have no idea if they will fit. The rears do not look like they will. Fronts, maybe.

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  • PackardV8
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    Originally posted by Hawklover View Post

    Bill nice to have the numbers, but........are they still being made???
    They still come up on a search; even Summit has them or at least will make you go through the effort of placing an order before they admit they don't.

    jack vines

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by Buzzard View Post
    OK everyone. Here are the Koni Part Numbers:
    8040-1087 Front
    8040-1088 Rear
    Sorry it took so long.
    Bill
    Bill nice to have the numbers, but........are they still being made???

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  • Hawklover
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    Originally posted by bezhawk View Post
    I use Bilstein shocks on my cars. 71-80 Camaro. Both front and rear. Modifications to the lower mount are needed in the front, and the upper at the rear. Just press in the correct length tube and you're in business. You can't currently buy better.
    Brad going to the Bilstein site proves to be a negative, no listing for the years 71-80 Camaro, so whatever you are doing as to ordering seems to be singularly beneficial to you;-)

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