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Author Topic:   SHOCKS & SPRINGS ? HELP
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 76
posted March 21, 2003 12:41 PM
Ok, I put on my 11" race springs on the rear of my 72 Buick skylark, and of coarse it lowered the car. Will my stock shocks(monroe) still work correctly. Rules state I have to use stock shocks. Then, I was thinking about taking out the body mounts, will lower the body even more. What do you guys do or is all this going to be OK. I notice my upper control arms are almost level, is that Ok. Running on a 1/4 mile semi-banked dirt track. Lone wolf so any help appreciated.

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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted March 21, 2003 04:21 PM
I've been racing a 73-77 Monte Carlo chassis with the 11" springs and stock shocks with no problems. The body mounts being removed will not affect your ride height on the chassis but may give you transmission tunnel clearance problems. I cut my floor pan even with the inside of the framerail to get rid of the rocker panel weight and welded the floor pan to the frame at stock height. You will have to leave a little extra on the floor to be able to beat it over to the frame rail.I don't now if you can do this at your track or not but it worked out real well for me.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 91
posted March 29, 2003 03:16 AM
tru coil and afco stock replacement rear pigtails are 14 inches in length. You may need to add a space to make the ride hieghts right

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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted March 29, 2003 02:56 PM
If you ever get a chance look in a JR Motorsports Mag or a Midwest Motorsports Mag. They sell Bill Stein Shocks, which are considered by most dirt track Associations as a stock shock. They are a circle track shock for racing. You WILL notice an increase in handling!!

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