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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 04:46 PM Thread Starter

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Rear Shock Replacement

Need OEM or Stock Reproduction replacement shock for rear. Any ideas or suggestions welcome.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-17-2019, 07:07 PM
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Is this for a show car? Meaning you want the shocks to look original? If so, maybe paint replacements the same color as original?

If not, the aftermarket should be full of options that perform as well or better than original.
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12000 mile car, wanted to keep original. Oil leaked out of the right rear, from sitting I guess. Been searching the internet, found used set. Not sure if that is the way to go. What do you think ? thanks

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I'm going to relate a tale from the days I used to both show and drive a 1972 Porsche 911S, a car I kept from 1974 until 2007...kept it pretty well, really. Anyway, even though only 50,000 miles or so, it's original Konis weren't working all that well. So, after a bunch of head scratching and the know how of a guy who had a good shop, I began running "Billy Konis"...he was able to machine the original front struts to accept Bilstein insets. Bilsteins for the rear as well...knowing that Chevy engine block Orange was a good match for Koni Orange, the job was done via rattle can. The judges never caught on...

So, maybe this will help you in your decision? Maybe not. Your car, your choice.
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NAPA sells an OE spec shock, looks like OE.


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I thought the Bullitt had Eibach shocks...

https://www.jegs.com/c/Steering-Susp...29852&sbv=true
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Does the '01 have quad shocks on the rear? If so, when do you replace all four?

I don't have an '01 but seems that I heard or read this somewhere. But then again, I may have just been dreaming.
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I thought the Bullitt had Eibach shocks...



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Does the '01 have quad shocks on the rear? If so, when do you replace all four?



I don't have an '01 but seems that I heard or read this somewhere. But then again, I may have just been dreaming.


Yep. Quad shock in the horizontal on each side. Not many people replace them.


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When I brought 3250 home from Chicago in 2009, the left rear shock was already leaking.
I purchased 2 new OE Tokico shocks from the local Ford dealer and installed them.
In 2013 and only 3000 miles the left rear shock started leaking again.
3250 now is Bilstein equipped at all four locations on the rear axle.

I know you want to keep it stock but based on my Tokico experience, I'd go find something other than OE.

YMMV!
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every tokico factory shock I have seen did not last anytime. worthless in my opinion.

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I have true blue Bullitt # 4133 with original tokikos and 122k on the clock, still tight and no leakage yet.
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Tokico. Spell check 😂
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