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konis for 67 gto where can i buy them...

hi, cant buy konis in australia, summit dont have them, i found bilsteins but would like to look into the konis but who sells the for the 67 gto, thanks
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google search, konis sold worldwide.
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google search, konis sold worldwide.
yes done that found distributers but none list konis for the 67 gto....i have sent off a few requests so waiting on replys....just got one reply from shox.com they say konis only start frome 68 onwards...they said buy bilsteins....so looks like bilsteins for me
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google search, konis sold worldwide.
yes done that found distributers but none list konis for the 67 gto....i have sent off a few requests so waiting on replys....just got one reply from shox.com they say konis only start frome 68 onwards...they said buy bilsteins....so looks like bilsteins for me
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Oy, fiesta, you can get KYB (Japanese technology) on Ebay. Why not try them? Here's some discussion from a few weeks ago.

https://www.gtoforum.com/f12/shocks-67gto-38419/
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Oy, fiesta, you can get KYB (Japanese technology) on Ebay. Why not try them? Here's some discussion from a few weeks ago.

https://www.gtoforum.com/f12/shocks-67gto-38419/
yes a lot of guys like the kyb...but after researching i think even more overall like the bilsteins...either would be great i guess but i'm leaning towards bilsteins....and they are original equipment on BMW, Ferrari, Jaguar, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota and GM trucks..so i figure they got to be ok...
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Thanks for your thoughts. Maybe I should be looking into Bilstiens as well, but research so far, have not seen any of these for GTO prior to 1968. I'm probably not doing shocks for a few months, so I got time to research.
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they are the same as a chevelle,try jegs, ebay they sell em
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actually 67 and earlier GTOs are always not listed because the original lower A arm had two different size opening for the shock to pass thru. One is the same size as the later A arm and the other does not. So it depends on what arms you are using. most of the 67 ones I have seen use the 68 and later sized opening. Now if you changed lower A arms to something else, either aftermarket or later GM factory arms, then order the 68-72 front shocks, so no problem. as for the rears, any 68-72 A body shock will work.
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The KYB's on my '67 are the same diameter as the OE shock. No fitment worries. But, they are '80's vintage so I don't know if they are still produced. Fiesta, I think you should dig into this some more, and perhaps upgrade to metric shock bolts and nuts....Research the thread pitch and the fastener grade. Lots of information to absorb!! Fine pitch vs coarse....maybe some Whitworth fasteners from across the pond? Gland nuts? Man, this is getting complicated.....
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