I need a good recommendation for a set of rear shocks for the 68 firebird. It still has the 70's popular air shocks that kinda scare me. I run them probably 3/4 pumped to give it a nice stance and some absorption. Im looking to switch to a gas, and not loose the ride height which I like. A good launch once in awhile, but mainly a street car. I installed new factory height leafs two years ago. Also added traction bars then. Recommendations?
I put Bilsteins on my 74 Firebird front and rear and have been happy with them.
Like you, I removed a set of air shocks at the same time. I used to have a problem with carrying passengers in the rear and rubbing the tires against the fender lip. I haven't tried putting passengers in the back seat since the shock replacement but the ride high suggests that I will be golden.
What Brian said. You can't go wrong with Bilsteins. I've tried many different shocks for the street over the years, and found the Bilsteins to be far superior. However, as you orobably know shocks won't affect ride height as that is controlled by the springs (except for coil overs and air shocks).
Bowties are for Pee-wee Herman. LS swaps in Pontiacs should only apply to Fieros.