Edel IAS shock equivalent for 68 Mustang ???

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Edel IAS shock equivalent for 68 Mustang ???

Post #1 by sefus » Thu Feb 23, 2017 3:00 pm

Back in the mid 2000's where all the forum posts are dated that the google searches take me to, the ideal shock for street mustangs was the Edelbrock IAS. They sold their entire suspension line to QA1 (in 2009 I think), but from what Im reading, the equivalent nowadays is actually a KYB Excel-G. I have a hard time wanting to buy KYB anything, but also dont want to spend Koni money for this simple project.

So the question besides who can confirm all that above, is, what the heck is the right shock for a bare bones stock-ish coupe out on the road?
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Re: Edel IAS shock equivalent for 68 Mustang ???

Post #2 by bubba22349 » Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:17 pm

sefus wrote:Back in the mid 2000's where all the forum posts are dated that the google searches take me to, the ideal shock for street mustangs was the Edelbrock IAS. They sold their entire suspension line to QA1 (in 2009 I think), but from what Im reading, the equivalent nowadays is actually a KYB Excel-G. I have a hard time wanting to buy KYB anything, but also dont want to spend Koni money for this simple project.

So the question besides who can confirm all that above, is, what the heck is the right shock for a bare bones stock-ish coupe out on the road?


Hi sefus, yes most of what you stated above is accurate, personally I like the Knoni's for some performance applications. That said for a stock street ride on a low budget yet you still would be gaining a big step up from the old style OEM shocks that these Mustangs came with back in their day. If that's your goal then you should look at the Monroe's and Gabriel's these are both a gas charged shock that will give very good performance combined with a decent set of Radel Tires. You can probally still find the NOS old Heavy Duty stock type non gas charged shocks too from some of the Antique Auto Parts houses prices would be about the same price range as Monroe's and Gabriel's.

I believe these are the part numbers that would fit your Mustang "Monroe' # 33059 Fronts and # 31069 Rears", "Gabriel's # 81076 Fronts and # 81270". Either of these brands should be able to be found in the under $75.00 price range for a full set of four not counting tax. After that the next step up are the Scott Drake shocks he makes a set of performance shocks too in the under $150.00 range. Hope that's of some help to you, Good luck :nod:
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