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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted September 09, 2002 10:33 AM
I have a pure stock monte carlo 1984 that i race on 1/2 mile dirt. I have a guy that has 1200 rf afco, 1100 lf afco , 225 rr afco, 250 lf tru coil,2 pro shocks for front and 2 afco for rear, there all stock mounts. he wants $250 for it all is it worth it or would this combo work for my car it weights 3600 pounds. he said its all has only 11 nights on them

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 89
posted September 09, 2002 08:59 PM
Buyer be shopper smart when buying used parts. I am a firm supporter of buying used parts,but know what you are buying. Just don't buy used parts because another car is running those parts,buy what is needed for your operation.Know what your buying,look for tell tale signs of damage.Look at the sellers operation,is it a junky operation,or is this a 1st class operation. Used shocks and springs I find are better bought new. Then you know what you have. Race run springs tend to lose there ratings,have the ratings checked on used springs before buying. I do buy used items to have as back up parts. It is a good way to keep cost down,but research whatyour buying and if you do really need it. When it comes to springs and shocks,banking of the track is a piece of the puzzle that has to be entered into the setup. What are your front and rear percentages,dry track or wet,alot of questions to be answered

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 349
posted September 09, 2002 09:24 PM
I agree with tom, but if you are looking for an answer, I run a 3/10 mile dirt and have 1100LF, 1000RF, 250LR and 200RR and pro shock all the way around. works for me!!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted September 09, 2002 09:36 PM
I would have the springs tested if you can and take a close look at the shocks to make sure they are not shot

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted September 10, 2002 10:52 AM
Thanks for input all, I think I will buy new and then I will know what I have bought.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted September 11, 2002 06:43 PM
our car is setup about the same in spring wise as uforacing51
we cut our springs down and done some trailing arm adjusting we have the right side from frame to ground at 7 inches and the left side at 6 inches. it helped us alot but may not be for every car. but helped us stay off the wall lol

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