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Old 21st-April-2017, 12:18 AM   #31
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Well, I decided to go with the kyb gas-a-just shocks. I've never had a bad experience with them (the brand) , they're easy to find, and I paid $100 for fronts and rears after a mail in rebate through Summit. That's the same price as the oem spec kyb excel-g's. Reviews say these are stiffer than stock. Hopefully it will be a good compromise between stock and a nice performance shock. I did look at the bilsteins but I decided I could use the extra funds somewhere else and ordered a poly bushing set for my upper and lower control arms. Swapping my sumped fuel tank in from the nova soon then on to the front suspension. I have shocks and bushings, will order 2nd gen fbody eibach front springs and moog upper and lower ball joints. Then it will be waiting for time to work on the car as I spend too much time at work I'm taking vacation next month in which I plan to do the motor and trans swap. We shall see if I can stay on track.
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Old 21st-April-2017, 08:03 PM   #32
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Wasn't happy with the rear bumper tuck, I felt like it didn't get the body line where the filler panel should be. Originally I decompressed the bumper shocks for the tuck, now I've removed them, drilled new mounting holes allowing it to tuck closer to the car and up as well. Much happier!
My nova's untucked rear bumper

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The inner bumper support is now flush with the rear body panel.
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Here is a pic of the rear bumper with the shock fully decompressed

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New motor mounts came in. I bought OEM ones from summit and drilled the rivets to remove the stock rubber to replace with energy suspension motor mount inserts. I have the poly trans mount as well! Also upper and lower "Proforged" ball joints arrived. Very nice looking! Just need to order my Eibach springs and I'll start the front suspension rebuild. Motor mounts are being upgraded since I need to have the lower control arm out to get to the bolts!
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Engine mounting specs are the same as my nova. Reusing carshop inc 1" set back adapters, stock chevy clamshell mounts, ctsv oil pan. I expect everything to fit like a glove just like the nova unless the nova was an oddball or either subframe is tweaked. I hope it goes as smooth as just unbolting, swapping over, and rebolting!


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Well, I decided to go with the kyb gas-a-just shocks. I've never had a bad experience with them (the brand) , they're easy to find, and I paid $100 for fronts and rears after a mail in rebate through Summit. That's the same price as the oem spec kyb excel-g's. Reviews say these are stiffer than stock. Hopefully it will be a good compromise between stock and a nice performance shock.
I have those shocks all around on mine. I think they are great for the money. Really like them.
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I have those shocks all around on mine. I think they are great for the money. Really like them.


Glad to hear from another member about them! I hope they work well!
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Poly motor mounts finished up! Hopefully tear down the front end this weekend to get the control arms to a shop to get the bushings pressed in!
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