Related Photo Galleries
Shock length is critical to making sure the suspension is working. To check it, unbolt the shock's lower eye, suspend the car by the frame so the rear is hanging by the springs, and extend the shock; if you cannot get it over the eyelet, you need longer shocks. If the shock bottoms out, it can unload the back tires and cause spinning. One economical fix, though not pretty, is using aftermarket shock extensions (shown) or junkyard shocks from a '70-'73 Imperial; many new replacement shocks will not extend as long as the old Imperial versions.