Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

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Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby Slideways86 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:33 am

Are camero shocks on the rear of a 86 better? If so what specific model of camero shocks will bolt up to my 87 gt-s?

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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby carbd7age » Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:14 am

Whatever body style a 2000 Camaro is. All 2000 Camaro's whether RS or SS or whatever, they bolt up the same. I have them on my car. They are about 2" shorter than AE86 rear shocks, so that's better if your car is hecka lowered. Plus they are valves for a much heavier car, so they are a lot more firm. Plus you can find them at any parts store, and they are considerably cheaper than AE86 parts.
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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby Slideways86 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 8:10 am

Will they work if my cars only lowered 1.85 inches

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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby RLZ » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:03 am

I have them on my car and they works great, I don't know how low does my car, but it is less than one finger space between the tire and than arch.
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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby morgan » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:56 am

1970's toyota corona rear shocks work too. i have a set on my 86, and the rear is stiff. big change from the oem replacements i had for the 86 originally.
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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby Jacare » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:43 pm

So to clarify
2000 camaros
Early corona's
Mustangs?

What other modifications have to be done?
Bearings have to be pressed in right? Part number for those?

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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby carbd7age » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:31 pm

I didn't do any modifications to mount the camaro shocks.
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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby LongGrain » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:35 pm

Thread title is LOL

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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby Latino Hibino » Thu Jan 31, 2013 1:08 am

I have Autozone Camaro shock on the back of my car with cut SN95 Mustang GT convertible springs. Amazing is all I can say.

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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby 4agewin » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:28 pm

what springs where you guys running with the camaro shocks?

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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby T.C » Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:50 pm

2000 camaro is a safe bet for what year to use, people usually use the camaro shocks as an alternative for short strokes. Any spring would be fine to use.

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Re: Camero shocks on the rear of an 86

Postby gotzoom? » Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:14 pm

Just for the record, the only thing about Camaro or Mustang shocks that is good for the AE86 is the size and relative ease of installation. The damping is not very good for our cars, since it is set up for a much heavier car. If you get something adjustable, you may be able to get close to the correct amount of damping by running the adjustment at the low end of the range, but it's far from ideal.

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