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Frango100 01-04-2017 07:17 PM

Rear shocks for 58
Hi guys, I want to change all four shocks on my 58 Bird. I understood that the Monroe 5801 will be ok upfront. But what about the rear? The Monroe 37191 is not good on a 58 model?
I just see that Rockauto has Monroe Matic Plus 31125 shocks for the 58. Anyone using these and is happy with them?

Frango100 01-06-2017 05:37 AM

Anyone who can help me with this?

simplyconnected 01-06-2017 05:52 AM

What type of ride are you looking for?

RustyNCa 01-06-2017 12:12 PM


Originally Posted by Frango100 (Post 105821)
Anyone who can help me with this?

I'm bringing our 58 home from the body shop today. I can see, weather permitting, what the part number is on the KYBs I'm running. I would think the damping in the KYBs would be stiffer than Monroe's.

Frango100 01-06-2017 09:52 PM

I would like to have a comfortable ride. This car will only be for the fun and will not be driven hard. So a smooth comfortable ride is what im looking for.

jopizz 01-07-2017 10:52 AM

The Monroe 31125 shocks will give you a ride as it came from the factory which is on the soft side. The Monroe 37191 shocks are for a Range Rover so I imagine they will be on the stiffer side.


Frango100 01-07-2017 06:14 PM

I know the control will be better with stiffer shocks, but I kinda like the soft floating feeling. Anyone who is using the 31125 shocks overhere who can comment on their performance?

Frango100 01-10-2017 05:00 AM

Anyone using the Monroe Matic Plus 31125 shocks and can advice if they are too soft?

Cheech347 01-15-2017 08:18 AM

1960 T-Bird
Any thoughts on which is better for my 60 Ford thunderbird ?Gabriel shock absorbers front & rear OR Monroe shock absorbers front and rear ?
I have Cooper radial tires which give it a softer ride from the steel ply tires...

Frango100 01-17-2017 03:46 PM

I just ordered Monroe shocks for my Bird via Rockauto. Will take some time before they are here and I can commend anything about them. I have used Monroe and Gabriel on my Jeep Grand Cherokee before and the Gabriels became leaky quite soon (at less then 30K km when I remember well), so no more Gabriels for me.

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