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mudcat #34
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted January 10, 2002 11:42 PM UIN: 114549278
what do you think is the best completely stock shock to buy?

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted January 11, 2002 01:25 AM UIN: 54865418
stock mount pro and bilstein make the best the qa-1 look like they might be pretty good but cost to much for me

RangeRover
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 174
posted January 14, 2002 05:18 PM
When I ran straight stock replacement shocks, I had good luck with Carrera Street Stock shocks, but Bilstein is arguably a better shock.

a1racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted January 15, 2002 10:07 AM
When I first got my car, I bought the best shocks that I could find at my local NAPA, they didn't last two races. Go with Pro shocks or other stock mounting racing shocks. Most rules only say they have to stock mounting, not OEM.

xcessivespeed
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted January 15, 2002 07:26 PM
Billstein #1 but once dinged they're no good, Carrera or Afco next then Pro these being a little more durable.

Racer B
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted January 30, 2002 11:06 PM
No crap, I run Doestech shocks than run in the low $30s with good results. They are 3way adjustable and look completely stock.

45cent
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted January 30, 2002 11:33 PM
I run 1022 left front and 1023 right front and the rear I run 1034 left rear and 1033 right rear Afco also use afco front springs 900 left front and 1100 on the right no sway bar remeber sand your shocks down and paint them glossy black Did I say that out loud

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted January 31, 2002 01:36 AM UIN: 54865418
i always go with bright yellow or white black makes it look like your hiding something most monroe shocks are bright yellow thats what i did this year i'm also going to paint over then when i paint my frame so it will be realy hard to tell then

Dunbar
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 119
posted March 15, 2002 02:01 PM
what kind of car you running? What I done was wet to advantce auto and I told them that I need the heavest shock for the front and rear of my car. I bought them 2yrs ago and there still in tip top shape and working great...

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted March 15, 2002 04:01 PM
This is one of those really touchy areas, stock shocks just don't do the job. They are meant for street vehicles that see smooth roads and potholes. Racing shocks control the transfer of weight, the valving is very different. This is one area that if you can run the racing shocks, do it. It makes the racing safer for all the competitors.

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