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    A Body shocks and tires replacement

    Need new shocks and tires for my 1973 GA with 53k miles (2nd owner), original Cameo white/oxblood, honeycomb rims, stock 455.
    Looking for shocks with original ride or slightly stiffer.
    Everything I find on original tires seems to show thin whitewalls. Not happening. Has white outline Firestone S/S Radials on it now which don't look bad. What brands of raised white letter tires do you all favor for this ride? BF Goodrich Radial T/As? Goodyears? Firestones? Uniroyals? The car is all original so I'm leaning towards USA brands that fit in with the time period.
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    #2
    Hi, this forum is for the front wheel drive A and X body.

    That being said, there might be a few folks in here who are familiar with the classics like yours. But I think you would find better resources in another forum.

    I always did like those honeycomb wheels!
    1989 Celebrity CL 4 door, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, summer daily driver
    1989 Cutlass Cruiser wagon, 3.1 MPFI, 4 speed auto, special summer ride
    1996 Cherokee XJ 4 door, 4.0, 5 speed, winter daily driver & towing vehicle
    1991 Tracker 2 door, 1.6, 5 speed, needs work
    Previously several Celebritys, 6000s, & 2 U-vans

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      #3
      Check out G3GM.com

      I have a '73 Malibu wagon and I got KYB shocks for the front and Monroe air shocks for the rear. It rides fantastic. I can't say how it compares to original, because the previous shocks were seized from the car sitting for 25 years.

      BFG Radial TA's are a great tire, but spendy these days. My current choice is Mastercraft Avenger GT, they ride and handle like the BFG's.
      -Andy

      '86 Eurosport VR coupe
      '86 Eurosport sedan
      '88 Eurosport VR coupe
      '89 Eurosport wagon

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        #4
        I'll try a picture...

        -Andy

        '86 Eurosport VR coupe
        '86 Eurosport sedan
        '88 Eurosport VR coupe
        '89 Eurosport wagon

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          #5
          Dang Andy! How many cars do you have? LOL
          1959 Chevrolet Apache 31 235 I-6 SM420
          1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Conv 350-4 V8 THM350
          1988 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport 2.8 V-6 Getrag 5 Speed

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            #6
            Originally posted by Drop Top Olds View Post
            Dang Andy! How many cars do you have? LOL
            Lol, I'd hate to count them all. I'm probably hovering around 20.
            -Andy

            '86 Eurosport VR coupe
            '86 Eurosport sedan
            '88 Eurosport VR coupe
            '89 Eurosport wagon

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              #7
              Well, if the OP is still checking here. I would say, I am running Micky Thompsons. For the best shock I would recommend Bilstein. They are the best I have experienced.

              Andy- I am up to six now. Its getting out of hand. 1959 Chevrolet Apache, 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible, 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity, 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD. 2013 Audi A6, 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Whew! Andy you have some interesting vehicles. That wagon is the bomb.
              1959 Chevrolet Apache 31 235 I-6 SM420
              1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Conv 350-4 V8 THM350
              1988 Chevrolet Celebrity Eurosport 2.8 V-6 Getrag 5 Speed

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                #8
                Originally posted by Drop Top Olds View Post
                Well, if the OP is still checking here. I would say, I am running Micky Thompsons. For the best shock I would recommend Bilstein. They are the best I have experienced.

                Andy- I am up to six now. Its getting out of hand. 1959 Chevrolet Apache, 1971 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible, 1988 Chevrolet Celebrity, 2005 Chevrolet 2500 HD. 2013 Audi A6, 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Whew! Andy you have some interesting vehicles. That wagon is the bomb.
                If I only had 6, I probably wouldn't know what to do with myself. I've had handfuls of Celebritys, 3rd gen Camaros and squarebody Chevy trucks/Suburbans for years. And my original favorites, the '69 and '70 Impalas. But in recent years, I've ventured off into new territory with the '73 SS wagon, a 454SS pickup, a 2nd gen Camaro, a GMT800 Suburban and a 2013 3500 Savana.
                -Andy

                '86 Eurosport VR coupe
                '86 Eurosport sedan
                '88 Eurosport VR coupe
                '89 Eurosport wagon

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                  #9
                  I'm still here. Bilstein B6 are $366 for the set. Koni Reds would be $447, but red shocks might look good under the white care. Are Koni as good as their price suggests?

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                    #10
                    I used 1973 Firebird for my shock search, they sights I was on did not go to 1973 for a Grand Am.

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