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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?
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Anyone who can help me with this?
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What type of ride are you looking for?
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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.

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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 i´m looking for.
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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.

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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?
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Anyone who can help me with this?
Not sure if this is any help but these are the shock numbers I have from my '58 restoration . Perhaps you can use them as cross reference .

Rear shocks, part # B8S 18125-A or Rotunda R22M .

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Not sure if this is any help but these are the shock numbers I have from my '58 restoration . Perhaps you can use them as cross reference .

Rear shocks, part # B8S 18125-A or Rotunda R22M .

Hope that helps .
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