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fairlaniac
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted June 14, 2002 07:29 AM
Are passenger car shocks a waste of time in Enduro racing? The rules say "stock suspension", now that is open to a lot of interpretation and some gray area. What shock to use? We are running some Tru-Coil front springs 1250#/1000# and a 4" offset RF wheel. Are there some stock appearing racing shocks that could be used?

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Doug
"Ford man workin' on a Chebby""

Jimhobby02
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted June 14, 2002 11:27 PM
Bilstein shocks have an oem part number. They are better than any other shock I am aware of that has the all important part number.

racer17j
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Total posts: 1565
posted June 15, 2002 11:07 PM UIN: 54865418
jim is right bilstiens work great and they came stock on monte ss so that makes them a stock shock even tho they are sold in all the racing catologs

fairlaniac
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted June 17, 2002 06:55 AM
Thanks for the input. One unanswered question that I'd like to get some info on. We have passenger car coil over shock, shocks on the right side. Is this of any benefit or are we adding another problem to the handling chacteristics?

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Doug
"Ford man workin' on a Chebby""

racer17j
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posted June 17, 2002 02:17 PM UIN: 54865418
i would run them all the way around if i could but i don't think it's to much advantage on just one side if they are adjustable they might help but if not it might just be making the right side to stiff

SPEEDRACER91D
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted June 30, 2002 09:51 PM
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Originally posted by fairlaniac:
Are passenger car shocks a waste of time in Enduro racing? The rules say "stock suspension", now that is open to a lot of interpretation and some gray area. What shock to use? We are running some Tru-Coil front springs 1250#/1000# and a 4" offset RF wheel. Are there some stock appearing racing shocks that could be used?



WHAT KIND OF TRACK CONDITIONS? AND CAR? YOUR FRONT SPRINGS ARE BALL PARK IF YOU ARE RUNNIG ON A DRY SLICK TRACK TRY THIS FRONT SHOCK #S AFCO STOCK MOUNT L/F 1021 R/F 1022 JUST TAKE THE STICKERS OFF AND PAINT THEM BLACK. REAR GO EASY DAMPING WITH A 200 LB SPRING ON LEFT AND A 150 ON THE RIGHT.

uforacing51
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted July 01, 2002 01:30 PM
I guess one way of looking at it is: if you are running everything legal and getting the whumpus put on you then, it is likely that nobody else is running legal.

mike8822
Dirt Roller

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posted July 01, 2002 09:16 PM
Running Legal !!! Where do they do that AT ??????

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