Bottoming Out

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ponypastor

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1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1, 429 Super Cobra Jet, 4.11, Detroit Locker
To cure my 1971 Mach 1 SCJ from bottoming out so easily, I removed the leaf springs and installed a new set of springs, bushings, and bolts from Eaton Springs in Detroit. The car does ride a bit stiffer, but still seems to bottom out in rear way too easily. New shocks installed a year or so ago. Wondering if these ponies require extra heavy duty shocks in rear. What experience have you had?

 
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In my green Sportsroof, I made a mistake and placed new Monroe Shocks....these had me bottoming out at the front - they also turned my 71 into a waterbed

I re-loaded with KYB - a bit more expensive ... but definitely a better ride

at rear I put gas adjustable to raise the rear 1"

 

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1971 mustang mach 1 351c 4v auto fmx
1968 mustang gt 302 4v 4 speed
In my green Sportsroof, I made a mistake and placed new Monroe Shocks....these had me bottoming out at the front - they also turned my 71 into a waterbed

I re-loaded with KYB - a bit more expensive ... but definitely a better ride

at rear I put gas adjustable to raise the rear 1"
Could you share the part #s for ordering kyb? also the the rear shocks? 

Thanks

 

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