Author Topic: Rear Shocks on 1976 Eldorado Convertible  (Read 346 times)

Offline JHJSR

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  • Name: Hank Jamerson
Rear Shocks on 1976 Eldorado Convertible
« on: May 03, 2021, 12:46:26 PM »
The Forum offered great advice on replacing my front shocks, any thoughts on rear shocks.  I currently have the "air adjustable shocks, but they seem weak and in need of replacement.  Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Offline TJ Hopland

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Re: Rear Shocks on 1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2021, 09:55:44 AM »
My theory on the rear air shocks for these cars is we were down to 2 manufacturers for a long time and the both quit making them a while ago so now we are working from old stock which isn't good for something like this.   I seem to be replacing them every couple years either because they leak air or oil.   I should have kept my old ones since its usually only one side that fails.

Since the rears do have coil springs I had wondered if we could convert to an air bag in the springs and that would give is more options for the shock?
StPaul/Mpls, MN USA

73 Eldo convert w/FiTech EFI
80 Eldo Diesel
90 CDV
And other assorted stuff I keep buying for some reason

Offline JHJSR

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  • Name: Hank Jamerson
Re: Rear Shocks on 1976 Eldorado Convertible
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 07:11:23 PM »
Thank- sounds like I should keep what is there.  Doesn’t leak that bad.  The ride was so much better replacing front shocks and I hoped for same change with front replacement

 

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