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Author Topic:   fixed bearing shocks
cmiller9x
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted February 15, 2001 06:48 AM
The rules at my track allow these shocks. My question is where is the best place to mount the shock? In front or behind the a-frames? Thanks.

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted February 15, 2001 07:32 AM
mount the shock on the lower control arm as close to the ball joint as possible. Are you allowed to run tubular upper control arms? If you are, use these to allow the shock to pass through the control arm.You may also have to trim the outside of the spring bucket on the frame for clearance.

MOD RACER#93
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 251
posted February 15, 2001 07:35 PM
cmiller, I have a camaro chassis stock car, and I mounted my shocks in front of the A-frames. I have seen some with them behind, but for my application in front seemed best. We are allowed to use tube uppers, but I have not yet installed a set. I hope this helps.

Fast Guy
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted February 17, 2001 12:16 AM
quote:
Originally posted by cmiller9x:
The rules at my track allow these shocks. My question is where is the best place to mount the shock? In front or behind the a-frames? Thanks.

We need to know what kind of chassis you are running. I raced a camaro last year and had decent luck with the shocks if front of the a-arms. But the year before I had Really good luck with them in the rear of the A-arms. And I agree with owracer the bottom needs to be mounted as close to the lower ball joint as possible.

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