1978 Chevy Malibu Performance Suspension

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    • (0 reviews)
      # 55184438
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, 1.5 Street Performance Series Monotube Shock Absorbers by Hotchkis®. This is a mono-tube shock absorbers produced under license by Fox. Civilized during street driving,...
      $134.95 - $471.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # 289177803
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Hyper-Flex™ System Master Set by Energy Suspension®. This is an all-inclusive kit which includes bushing sets for front and rear control arms, front and rear track bars, and front sway bars. Hardware such as...
      Incredible Improvement In ControlMaintains Proper Caster And Camber Alignment
      $256.66
    • (0 reviews)
      # 240298695
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, Front Non-Adjustable Tubular Control Arms by Hotchkis®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. Hotchkis Geometry Corrected Tubular Upper and Lower A-Arms will dramatically increase...
      $620.94 - $821.27
    • (0 reviews)
      # 261589981
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, Sway Bar Rebuild Kit by Hotchkis®. Includes: Bushings and End Links. Hotchkis Sport Suspension has a wide range of car accessories for adding ride performance and...
      Precision engineered for your vehicleTested to outperform all comparable products on the market
      $39.98 - $45.98
    • (0 reviews)
      # 396360503
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Front and Rear Handling Kit by QA1®. You can also use QA1 parts to get to the level of performance you want by building your car in stages, instead of buying the whole kit at once. Each component in our kits will work...
      $857.61 - $3,459.96
    • (0 reviews)
      # 78605093
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Pro Series Front Lowering Coilover Shock Absorber System with 0"-2" Front Body Drop by QA1®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. QA1’s Pro Coil Systems are a 100% bolt-in coil-over shock conversions without the hassles. Choose...
      $381.07 - $665.24
    • (0 reviews)
      # 440123719
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Pro Series Rear Lowering Coilover Shock Absorber System with 0"-2" Rear Body Drop by QA1®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. QA1's Rear Pro Coil Systems include specially designed USA made mounting brackets, single or double...
      $565.48 - $730.02
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2888013468
      Chevy Malibu With RideTech Lower Arms 1978, HQ Series™ Front Coilovers by RideTech®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. The HQ coil-over allows the driver to tune and adjust the shock performance and/or ride quality at the turn of a knob located...
      $750.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2888014936
      Chevy Malibu With RideTech Lower Arms 1978, TQ Series™ Front Coilovers by RideTech®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. The TQ coilover has a single rebound adjustment and a dual stage (high speed and low speed) compression adjustment. It uses a...
      $1,900.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2888014937
      Chevy Malibu 1978, HQ Series™ Rear Coilovers by RideTech®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. The HQ coil-over allows the driver to tune and adjust the shock performance and/or ride quality at the turn of a knob located on the shock body. The HQ...
      $900.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2888014938
      Chevy Malibu 1978, TQ Series™ Rear Coilovers by RideTech®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. The TQ coilover has a single rebound adjustment and a dual stage (high speed and low speed) compression adjustment. It uses a remote reservoir that is...
      $2,050.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 502978524
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Front Lowering Coilover Kit with 0.5"-1.5" Front Body Drop by Aldan American®. Coilover kit makes it easy to install custom coil-overs on your classic car or truck. Custom coil-overs help maximize...
      $462.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 502978431
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Lowering Coilover Kit with 0.5"-3" Rear Body Drop by Aldan American®. Coilover kit makes it easy to install custom coil-overs on your classic car or truck. Custom coil-overs help maximize performance—improving...
      $548.95 - $729.25
    • (0 reviews)
      # 96887287
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Drag Racing Front and Rear Suspension Kit by QA1®. You can also use QA1 parts to get to the level of performance you want by building your car in stages, instead of buying the whole kit at once. Each component in our...
      $2,023.34 - $3,371.29
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1392130
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Landau Coupe 5.0L / 5.7L 1978, Front and Rear Handling Lowering Kit with 1" Front and Rear Body Drop by Belltech®. Quantity: Sold as a Kit. This is a lowering kit that gives your truck an aggressive...
      $871.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17174703
      Chevy Malibu 1978, AK Series Driver or Passenger Side Monotube Shock Absorber for Stock Height Vehicles by Bilstein®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Sealed steel body stock mount shocks and struts. These shock kit packages are perfect for...
      $71.88 - $72.10
    • (0 reviews)
      # 542419395
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, B6 Series Front Driver or Passenger Side Heavy Duty Monotube Shock Absorber for Stock Height Vehicles by Bilstein®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. If you expect more damping...
      $80.31
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17923199
      Chevy Malibu Coupe / Sedan / Wagon 1978, Monro-Matic Plus™ Driver or Passenger Side Shock Absorber by Monroe®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Nitrogen gas charged Monro-Matic Plus shocks and struts feature VPV (velocity proportional valving)...
      $14.69 - $16.19
    • (0 reviews)
      # 17914789
      Chevy Malibu Coupe / Sedan / Wagon With Towing Hauling Package 1978, Sensa-Trac™ Load Adjusting Shock Absorbers by Monroe®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. These shocks feature position sensitive damping (PSD) and application engineered valving...
      $52.72 - $93.68
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn684197
      Chevy Malibu Coupe / Sedan / Wagon With Towing Hauling Package 1978, Max-Air™ Load Adjusting Rear Shock Absorbers by Monroe®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. If you use your vehicle for towing trailers or carrying heavy loads, these shocks are...
      $57.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # 83535464
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, 1.5 Adjustable Performance Series Monotube Shock Absorbers by Hotchkis®. This is a mono-tube shock absorbers produced under license by Fox. Civilized during street...
      $181.00 - $657.17
    • (0 reviews)
      # 433418382
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Stock Mount Coilover Shock Absorber by QA1®. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product by QA1 features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it...
      $127.70 - $641.20
    • (0 reviews)
      # 433417492
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Stocker Star Aluminum Driver or Passenger Side Shock Absorber by QA1®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. QA1’s Stocker Star is a lightweight aluminum non-coil-over shock. Used in drag racing, street performance, autocross, road...
      $121.80 - $258.30
    • (0 reviews)
      # 433415858
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Stocker Star Steel Economy Driver or Passenger Side Shock Absorber by QA1®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Economy line of stock mount, stock appearing shocks. These shocks provide a significant upgrade from stock and are very...
      $64.65
    • (0 reviews)
      # 81787727
      Chevy Malibu 1978, HQ Series Shock Absorbers by RideTech®. The HQ (handling quality) Series shocks adds rebound adjustment for the driver who wants to tune ride quality and handling quality to their specific taste.
      $185.00 - $470.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 81787740
      Chevy Malibu 1978, HQ Series ShockWaves by RideTech®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. The Handling Quality ("HQ") series features adjustable shock valving. It is housed in a lightweight aluminum impact forged construction that is available in a...
      $925.00 - $1,125.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 81787752
      Chevy Malibu 1978, TQ Series ShockWaves by RideTech®. The Track Quality ("TQ") shock line goes beyond the typical double adjustable units that have been popular. The TQ shock has a single rebound adjustment and a dual stage (high speed...
      $1,950.00 - $2,150.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 96507729
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, 70/30 Series Drag Shock Absorber by Lakewood®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Excellent Weight Transfer. Maximum Traction. Makes Vehicle Safer. Easier Control At End Of Track....
      $63.81
    • (1 review)
      # mpn2541140
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, 90/10 Series Front Drag Shock Absorber by Lakewood®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Features Twin Tube Construction. Special Hydraulic Oil Formulation Reduces Foaming....
      $64.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn2541143
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, 50/50 Series Rear Drag Shock Absorber by Lakewood®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Specially Formulated Hydraulic Oil. Eyelets On Both Ends. Lakewood front 90/10 struts are for...
      $64.90
    • (0 reviews)
      # 538533602
      Chevy Malibu 1978, 38 Series Front Driver or Passenger Side Coilover Shock Absorber by AFCO®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product features premium quality and will perform better than advertised....
      $269.99 - $359.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 332964710
      Chevy Malibu 1978, 70 Series Stock Mount Driver or Passenger Side Adjustable Shock Absorber by AFCO®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. AFCO Racing Products is proud to announce our new Monotube racing shock technology in a stock mount shock...
      $139.99 - $239.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 538539534
      Chevy Malibu 1978, 71 Series Stock Mount Driver or Passenger Side Non-Adjustable Shock Absorber by AFCO®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. AFCO Racing Products is proud to announce our new Monotube racing shock technology in a stock mount shock...
      $139.99 - $149.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 538536937
      Chevy Malibu 1978, 10 Series Stock Mount Rear Driver or Passenger Side Non-Adjustable Shock Absorber by AFCO®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product features premium quality and will perform better...
      $79.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 538541246
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Reactor Rear Driver or Passenger Side Single Adjustable Coilover Shock Absorber by AFCO®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. AFCO Racing Products is proud to announce our new Monotube racing shock technology in a stock mount shock...
      $206.99
    • (1 review)
      # 522384353
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Drag Race Shock Absorber by Competition Engineering®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. 3-Way Adjustable Drag Shocks are designed to allow the racer to dial-in the race car to meet changing track conditions. Shock valving plays a...
      $66.16 - $66.38
    • (0 reviews)
      # 522382830
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Shock Absorber by Strange®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and lifestyle, it is...
      $179.01 - $286.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4479497360
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Front Coilover Shock Absorber by Strange®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your vehicle and...
      $286.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn822391586
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Specialty™ Air Lift Rear Shock Absorbers by ACDelco®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. ACDelco Specialty Air Lift Shocks are designed to help provide better handling for temporary situations, such as when a vehicle hauls a...
      $73.30
    • (1 review)
      # 79725915
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Load Carrier™ Coilovers by Gabriel®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. The Spring Assist (Load Carrier™) by Gabriel® is the perfect combination of shock and spring technology to help reduce the loss of ride height in ongoing...
      $69.67 - $89.29
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn735714925
      Chevy Malibu With Factory Installed Leveling Systems 1978, HiJackers™ Rear Air Adjustable Shock Absorbers by Gabriel®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. Gabriel® HiJackers® are the original air-adjustable shocks, providing customizable...
      $131.31
    • (0 reviews)
      # 661326258
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Street Performance Driver or Passenger Side Monotube Shock Absorber by UMI Performance®. Quantity: 1 per Pack.
      $124.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1686185
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, Sport Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit by Hotchkis®. Quantity: Sold as a Kit. Anti-sway bars that effectively reduce suspension lean and side-to-side body roll when vehicle...
      $424.97
    • (1 review)
      # 261589992
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, Sport Sway Bar by Hotchkis®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Anti-sway bars that effectively reduce suspension lean and side-to-side body roll when vehicle weight shifts....
      $214.99 - $268.85
    • (0 reviews)
      # 171399515
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Sway Bar by Hellwig®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. Each application effectively reduces side-to-side body roll around turns, enhances tire grip, and optimizes vehicle stability at higher speeds. Balanced for neutral steering...
      $152.56 - $237.55
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358508132
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Front and Rear Sway Bar Kit by QA1®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. QA1's Sway Bars are designed and tested on the road to give your car's chassis the stability it needs to keep your tires planted on the road. Each sway bar...
      $428.39
    • (0 reviews)
      # 96887299
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Sway Bar by QA1®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. QA1's Sway Bars are designed and tested on the road to give your car's chassis the stability it needs to keep your tires planted on the road. Each sway bar application is...
      $215.92 - $261.89
    • (0 reviews)
      # 81787721
      Chevy Malibu 1978, MuscleBar™ Sway Bar by RideTech®. MUSCLEbar™ sway bars were developed specifically for lowered vehicles and will greatly enhance the cornering performance of your car or truck.
      $250.00 - $525.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 732734326
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Sway Bar Kit with Bushings by BMR Suspension®. Quantity: Sold as a Kit.
      $159.95 - $359.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 746497761
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Xtreme™ Anti-Roll Bar Kit by BMR Suspension®.
      Designed for street performance and drag race applicationsDramatically reduces body roll
      $429.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4485994480
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Stabilizer Bar with Heidts 4-Link Kit only by Heidts®. Quantity: 1 per Pack. The sway bar is intended to force each side of the vehicle to lower, or rise, to similar heights, to reduce the sideways tilting of the...
      $241.00
    • (0 reviews)
      # 344428161
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Solid Sway Bar Kit by UMI Performance®.
      $159.99 - $199.99
    • (0 reviews)
      # 387451949
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Front Lowering Coil Springs by Belltech®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. Belltech Lowering Coil Springs have been engineered to provide the visual lowering you are looking for with the OEM quality that you have come to expect...
      $142.80
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1677584
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, Sport Front Lowering Coil Springs with 1" Front Drop Height by Hotchkis®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. This is a coil springs designed for the enthusiast who seeks to lower...
      $193.07
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn1677582
      Chevy Malibu Base / Classic / Classic Estate / Classic Landau 1978, Sport Rear Lowering Coil Springs with 1" Rear Drop Height by Hotchkis®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. This is a coil springs designed for the enthusiast who seeks to lower...
      $200.49
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4488539433
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Front and Rear Lowering Coil Springs with 1.5" Front and Rear Drop Height by BMR Suspension®. Quantity: 4 per Pack. There is nothing like the aggressive look of a car with the right stance! Over time, stock springs...
      $249.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4488539243
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Front Lowering Coil Springs with 1.5" Front Drop Height by BMR Suspension®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. There is nothing like the aggressive look of a car with the right stance! Over time, stock springs sag, get rusty, and...
      $149.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn4488539390
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Rear Lowering Coil Springs with 1.5" Rear Drop Height by BMR Suspension®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. There is nothing like the aggressive look of a car with the right stance! Over time, stock springs sag, get rusty, and...
      $109.95
    • (0 reviews)
      # 374181264
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Trick Front Coil Springs with Stock Height by Moroso®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      $148.35 - $153.88
    • (0 reviews)
      # mpn358581794
      Chevy Malibu 1978, Trick Rear Coil Springs with Stock Height by Moroso®. Quantity: 2 per Pack. Designed utilizing the latest technology, this product features premium quality and will perform better than advertised. Perfect for your...
      $133.88




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