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Old 09-07-2017, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default 72 1210 shock specs?

Hello again everyone,
This months mess is in the shock world I need to replace the shocks but cant find the original specs to accurately replace. Of course there is plenty info for Scouts but the 1210 gets the good ol "uuuhhh" response. Looking at Bilstien 33-062518 but looking to you guys first...
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:23 PM   #2
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Default Re: 72 1210 shock specs?

I just put Bilstien's on my personal truck, a 1974 200 4x4. Still rides like an old 3/4 ton camper special truck of the 70's but in the end it did help the overall handling of the vehicle especially on windy roads. Your 1210 might take the same shocks that my 200 used but overall the chassis is way different so I would measure what you currently have and match them up to the measurements we show on our online store.
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Old 09-07-2017, 05:48 PM   #3
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Default Re: 72 1210 shock specs?

Hey Jeff,
I hear ya, I question whether the current shocks are even correct though. I have no real clue about its past and I am always a major skeptic. That's why I'm looking for original specs....I think that I have narrowed it down to those though by looking at other sites referring to the same shock. If you have any other ideas though I'm all ears!
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:21 AM   #4
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Default Re: 72 1210 shock specs?

I bought the bilstein 33-233970 for the front of my 72 1210 4x4 travelette with heavy duty springs. I was torn between those and the ones with slightly more travel. I only realized after installing them that there are two options for upper mounting hole. Using the higher position may have more shock options as the travel would be a smaller percentage of overall length. I have only driven around town after installing them so I don't know if they bottom or top out. I haven't upgraded the back shocks yet.
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:26 PM   #5
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Default Re: 72 1210 shock specs?

Hey Jeff and thank you!
Just spoke to bilstien again. For anyone curious, the current shocks are Monroe 59001 the other #stamped on is the production date. They are 19.5 extended 12 compressed with 7.5 travel. My static ride is at ~18.5 in. The expert there is recommending the 33-185590 which is 21.63 extended 13.66 compressed with 7.97 travel. With the increased travel there shouldn't be any problem with over or under stressing the shock. Jeff, the shocks you mentioned have an inch less travel he says but it didn't seem like a major issue. Hope this helps anyone who is looking!!
Edit- these are for the rear shocks....just remeasured and the fronts are 17....

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