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Author Topic:   Gas shocks/scales
X-1R Guy
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted July 19, 2000 12:19 AM
I run Bilstein shocks on my 99 Rayburn. These shocks will raise the overall ride height of the car. My question is, should I unhook the shocks when I weigh the car? Bilstein says to compensate 1" when checking ride heights with shocks hooked.

I still think that a car should hit the scales with the driver in the car and all shocks hooked. Why would you weigh a car other than the way it will hit the track?
I've seen guys unhook shocks and no driver in car when they scale. You sure dont race like that. I know I'll get 20 different answers if I ask 20 different people this question, but is there a tried and true guideline on this?

4b316
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted July 19, 2000 10:23 PM
I run bilsteins on my asph. late model and I leave my shocks hooked up and set just the way I run the car on fri.sNever had a promblem that way just make sure you are cosistent in whatever way you do it

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 20, 2000 07:34 AM UIN: 16262997
What if a shock is bent and you dont know it? Binds up the suspension, gives you the wrong readings...Its insurance.

4b316
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 39
posted July 20, 2000 09:26 PM
Jammin I sure hope that you would check shocks for straightness long befor you put your car on the scales,should be part of your basic maint. even for begineers

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 21, 2000 07:19 AM UIN: 16262997
How do you know that a shock does not hold you up, or bind the suspension in any way? This is what the are built to do, dampen suspension.

SCOOTER M40
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted July 22, 2000 11:03 AM
Am I missin something here???
How are U going to hole Up Your Rayburn L/M If you unhook the shocks?

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 3279
posted July 22, 2000 02:45 PM UIN: 16262997
LOL, very true....I am speaking from a modified stand point...I guess that your really don't have much of a choice with coilovers...LOL

speedinfrenzy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted July 26, 2000 09:28 AM
jammin...Bilsteins are gas charged shocks. They do lift the car. Not just control motion.
X-1R...As long as you do the same thing everytime, it shouldn't make a difference. Try it both ways, one right after the other. Let me know what happens.

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