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I went with adjustable Koni shocks and love them! They have 3 settings...soft, medium and hard, they are somewhat pricey, around 300 bucks for a pair of shocks for the front.

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I went with KYB GasAJust. They offer a nice firm ride and reasonable price.

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Bilstein here.


Edit: Bilstein 55-R056 in the rear


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1971 M-Code Mach 1 w/Ram Air, 408 stroker, 285/291 0.558" roller cam, Blue Thunder intake, TKO600, Hooker headers with electric cut-offs, FiTech EFI w/ RobBMC PowerSurge pump

Strange center section with Truetrac, 3.5 gear and 31 spline axles, 4-wheel disc brakes

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I went with KYB up front and Koni adjustable rear.

At the time I could not find Koni for front otherwise

Koni all around would have been my choice. I did

not know they were made in Nederlanden.




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I've had plain 'ol Gabriel gas, Koni, KYB Gas a Just and KYB GR-2.


If you want a stock ride type shock, the KYB GR-2 are hard to beat. Firm and controlled, but not stiff. About $15 each


Gas a Justs are firmer valved. Some find them too stiff for the rear. One issue is the front shock they spec for the 71-73 Mustang is an inch too short. You need to get the 70-71 Torino shock # 4505, it's a little longer, and the same length as the GR-2 for the 71-73 Mustang. About $30 each.


Konis are a very nice single adjustable hydraulic shock. Only problem is the 71-73 front is no longer made. IIRC, you can get them made by Koni's custom shop, or you swap the 65-70 shock tower cap and use those. They have a new series called STR.T that's a mid price shock.


Bilstein is another popular choice, they are custom made by RCD and available from Street or Track and Opentracker Racing. They come in several different valving options.


There are others avaialbe, such as Viking, QA-1 etc, but I have no experience with them.


RockAuto link for KYB shocks



Torino front shock - https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=502712&cc=1141074&jsn=3450


Link to Konis for 65-70 front and the STR.T shocks




Link to Opentracker for Bilsteins - about half way down, they also have Koni, Viking etc.





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