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speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 15, 2001 09:49 PM
this year they are letting us use adjustable shocks. so i was wondering if anyone has used these steel street stock shocks that you collapse and turn to adjust and if so what do you think about them and where do you start with them? any help would be great i think i need it with these thanks. by the way these are pro shocks if that makes a differance.

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dirtracer4u2
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted April 17, 2001 11:10 PM
Speedster,
I would like to hear about these also. We have considered using them but I'm hesitant to do so without hearing from some one that has tried them. If you are sucessful in finding the info elsewhere please post it here.....Thanks

widebody
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted April 19, 2001 02:50 PM
They work good..
side note: the middle setting on the pro adjustable shocks is the same valving as the Pro non adjustable. Bottom the shock out turn it around until it cliks line it up to the setting you want. and hook it up. You can tell he difference by moving the shock with your hands.

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 21, 2001 12:04 AM
what kinda car did you use these on and do you remeber where you had them set im trying to get a starting point and a base line setting any help would be cool.

2RACE63
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted April 21, 2001 09:37 AM
There are several companies that make the compress and click shocks out there. I have yet to see any of them that do what they say. When you go from a med to a stiff valving how much did it move? Was it 20#'s 10#'s and at how many inches per second was that. Oh yeah, these things do all kinds of neat stuff on a dyno, I have yet to see two of them alike.

2RACE63
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted April 21, 2001 09:49 AM
WIDEBODY, You can't tell the valving of a shock by hand feel. You are moving the shaft at such a low speed you are literally bypassing most of the valve. What you do feel is rod guide seal drag and some resistance from some fluid going through the valve. You can identify a broken bag, bent shaft, or a bent rod guide;common when you bottom out a shock.

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 25, 2001 10:36 PM
hey 2race63 sounds like you have been there with these thangs? i have to say im trying to set these up and i cant figure out wich is what man im lost with these and they cost a lot too! please fill me in with all your wisdom lol i need help!!!!!

2RACE63
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted April 27, 2001 12:52 AM
Speedster,
If you want to use one of the collapse and click type shocks I would suggest having the shock dyno'ed. This is the only way to know what changes are being made in the valving characteristics of that shock when you change it. The ones that we used would only change the shock by a fraction from soft to stiff and would change both the compression and rebound forces of the shock. When we want to make a shock adjustment becuase of changing track conditions we will most often want to change just one or the other not both.

PEDDLER
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted April 28, 2001 09:02 PM
If you can use wb or heim end shocks, one might investigate QA1 brand as they are changeable and rebuildable.

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted April 29, 2001 07:28 PM
they will allow adjustable shocks just have to be in stock location and mounting and steel???? my proublem is i tried to adjust them and fiqure out where i have them set .all i can do is keep adjusting cause i have no idea if they are hard soft or what. but thanks to everyone who has replied to this post and good luck.....

speedster
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 94
posted May 06, 2001 01:01 PM
after the first race and win im happy with the shocks on a smooth track ... but i dont know what to say about them on a ruff track.
our track stayed tacky last night and was very fast but it started to get some deep ruts and got really bumpy and the car got really hard to control. there were cars breaking axles spindles shocks you name it... my right rear shock is traveling the intire length of the shaft should i stiffin that spring a little???? the other shocks are between 2-3 inch travel!!

#11StockCar
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted May 11, 2001 12:11 PM
Toward the end of my Street Stock racing, I purchased some Doushtech adjustables, they were signifcantly less at the time than any AFCO or PRO or those, and they worked awesome, they are not Gas (then). I would recommend these shocks to a racer on a budget. Just make sure you get the big ones not the small drag shocks. You could buy four for the price of two of the bigger named brand shocks.

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widebody
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted May 23, 2001 04:55 PM
Race63;
I wasnt making any reference to my feel of the shock .. I was stating what the litature included with the shocks read when I bought them!!
They are what they are! Cheap stock apearing, stock mount shocks.
When thats all you can run they are better than an OEM or aftermarket replacement.
Pro-shocks have a rubber max compression height indicator on the shaft, what other brands have them?

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