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  1. #1
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    Cocktail Shackers

    A time honored question. Do I, or don't I need to install the Four Fluid Dampeners ?

    69 Convertible, with all Chris Alston's Front end, Subframe, all components, X brace and Sub-Frame connectors, installed.

    is it still advised to re-install the four Cocktail Shackers ? Or can I leave them out.

    Thanks Marc

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    I went through the same thing. DSE subframe connectors and Hotchkis handle bars in the hope that it would tame the infamous cowl shake. I decided to retain the shakers since the car is not intended for track use etc and they would be extra insurance against the shake.

    Don
    1969 Camaro - LSA 6L90E AME sub/IRS
    1957 Buick Caballero - huge project
    1959 El Camino - Ironworks frame
    1969 Mustang Sportsroof
    1956 Cameo - full C5 suspension/drivetrain

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    This guy ditched the shakers:

    https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...ars-no-shakers

    Don
    1969 Camaro - LSA 6L90E AME sub/IRS
    1957 Buick Caballero - huge project
    1959 El Camino - Ironworks frame
    1969 Mustang Sportsroof
    1956 Cameo - full C5 suspension/drivetrain

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    I think it really just boils down to preference. I've seen people who say they ditched them and have no complaints, while others say their cars were unbearable without them. It's a toss up...
    Josh

    1968 Firebird project thread - https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/...41#post1180941

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    I have my shakers in the back but never put in the front. I get the cowl shake at certain speeds and on certain roads. I would guess with SFC and the right bracing to the firewall the shake could be eliminated.
    Some times I'm fast sometimes I'm half-fast

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josue View Post
    I think it really just boils down to preference. I've seen people who say they ditched them and have no complaints, while others say their cars were unbearable without them. It's a toss up...
    Thanks for this link. Very helpful.