1970 GS 455 Shocks

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by IlliniGSX, Aug 23, 2017.

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  1. IlliniGSX

    IlliniGSX GSX #401

    I need to replace the shocks on my 70 GSX. It is a Stage 1 plus a little build on the engine with a stock transmission. What type and brand of shock would be best for my application. I do not plan on racing the car just liting the tires up once in while.

    Thanks Jim
     
  2. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I bought stock replacements for my 69 GS 400 and they are woefully inadequate.
     
  3. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    I use Monroe Sensa Trac gas shocks and paint them GM shock grey. They ride pretty nice
     
  4. IlliniGSX

    IlliniGSX GSX #401

    Yes that is my concern getting the right shocks. The old ones are 47 years old technology. There has to be a better choice. Thanks for the reply Jason. I will check them out.
     
  5. Stage 2 iron

    Stage 2 iron 475 IRON HEAD STAGE 2

    Go with KYB shocks paint them gray you can't go wrong.
     
  6. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    IMG_0563.JPG Jim I have these GM DELCO (Gas) shocks That I had on my 72 Stage1. I just installed Vintage DELCO Trac PAC Drag shocks . So I never really rode many hours on these. Since my car is not fully finished. I purchased these new from Year one 12 yrs. ago . They do ride very nice. I would expect Quality very good. Much better than Spiral knock offs . That are available today. They are painted Original GM blue/teal which is what the 70 Nova / Impala fleet color was . I over sprayed them black on the rear shocks like the factory did.
     
  7. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Steve, I would be interested in purchasing shocks if Jims not.
     
  8. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I had good success with the Gray KYB as well. Very good ride.
     
  9. 87GN_70GS

    87GN_70GS Well-Known Member

    Love the KYB gas-a-just
     
  10. IlliniGSX

    IlliniGSX GSX #401

    Steve,

    Thanks for the offer but I am wanting to find something I can get my hands on quickly. So I am looking for something I can pick up locally, hopefully tomorrow!!!!! My car has been off the road for 3 years and I am desperately trying to get it to a car show next weekend. And of course everything that can go wrong is going wrong. I will look for the KYB locally as I could not find the Monroes posted above. Thanks all for the comments and help. wish me luck to I need it. Am I looking for KYB numbers KG 5504 and KG 4513???

    Jim
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2017
  11. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    KYB Best choice. I think. Shocks are very important. Koni Very Good too
     
  12. scubasteve455

    scubasteve455 Well-Known Member

    Mike PM you
     

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