Jamco suspension - problems!!! HELP NEEDED!

has anybody installed Jamco lowering suspension?????
I got the 3" lowering kit from them as well however Imnhavig problem with the rear suspension!
The shorter coil is ok BUT the shock that Jamco sent me is literally the same Monroe shock that I had installed previously and it is too long to close the coil, I mean when I'll install it and lower the jack the compressed coil opens up and comes out!
Of course it would be fine if I put the wheel back on and put the car down but I thought that shock suppose to keep the coil compressed!?

My question for you is - did they send you the shorter shock or the same Shock that is the identical size like the stock one???

Looking forward to hear back,

Ps-I've called Jamco 5 days straight and they keep telling me that this shock is the proper shock...

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Comment by Roland Moser on October 11, 2015 at 1:50am

install these Monroe shocks in the rear 31069, the are about 4 inches shorter

Comment by Chris Codd on September 8, 2015 at 7:36pm

Did you ever figure out which shocks to use? I'm interested to hear how it all turned out. 

Comment by Mack on August 18, 2015 at 1:30pm
As much as I hate doing 'Mickey mouse' fixing like that, I'm going to put the shock they sent me but only for now so I can put the car back on the road!
When I'll have more time I will just measure it what size of the shock I should have there installed!
Comment by Tony and Ginny 429 on August 18, 2015 at 10:38am
When you lower the car on to the new springs ,they will stay in place by the weight of the car and the sring seats
My 63 Chevy had the same type of rear spring design
Try that ,it should work for you
Comment by Jason Edge on August 18, 2015 at 9:40am

Not sure what all is involved in a lowering the kit. In my drag racing days running a 1968 street/strip Camaro we just cut a loop or two out of the coil spring on the front to keep it lower to the ground to keep the air out from under the front. If the adjusted 3" height is still within the travel specs of the shock you should be fine unless you plan to do some baha road jumping with your low rider, in which case if the wheels are completely in the air, there might be slight chance the coil would pop out on the rear. The fronts would be really hard to pop out as they are locked between the upper and lower control arms.  If you lift a car up in the rear the shock will keep it the rear end from traveling down but so far but that is not their function and does not occur when the weight of the car is sitting on the coil springs.

Comment by Russ Austin on August 18, 2015 at 8:05am

 If the supplier sais its correct, then either look for shorter springs, or just put the tires on and drive it. 


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