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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted February 16, 2002 06:33 PM
what are some the basic shock numbers that you run (94 95 ect) to start with. what conditions will you change them. do you run split valve front and rear.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 240
posted February 25, 2002 12:24 AM
I ran splits on the RF and LR and 94 on the RR and a 75 on the LF. But, the shocks only smooth out what the springs really do. I ran a 800 LF 900 RF, 175 LR and 150 RR. The shocks just fine tune the springs. This is not to say shocks aren't important, but so are springs. I changed the splits if it was messy out, (let the car weight shift faster) other wise I just ran it the same way unless I was really having handling problems. Its my understanding that the shocks are important, but the springs do the majority of the work, can anyone fill in the blanks? I would like to understand more of this area too!

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old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 25, 2002 10:00 AM
It is my understanding that shocks control the speed of transfer both compression and rebound and that is all they are capable of doing. Is this the way you guys feel or am I missing something?

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted February 25, 2002 09:21 PM
Old Racer, you are absolutely correct... The springs determine where the weight is and the shocks determine when it gets there.


Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted February 25, 2002 09:43 PM
what brands are you running,if you switched did you notice the difference. I run afco right now but hear of alot of guys going to bilstens.

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 26, 2002 05:43 AM
I have had excellent luck with Carrera twin tube shocks. I can't tell a lot of difference in brands as long as I use the same valving.
The mono tube shocks required spring adjustments for me. They had an unusual feel to begin with, I think it is the gas charge that you feel. One of the advantages of Bilstein's is the valving can be better fine tuned. Disadvantage is the cost associated with all the different valving combinations.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted February 26, 2002 03:05 PM
Anybody using the Koni adjustable shocks?
How'd they work?

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted February 27, 2002 07:54 PM
I ran the Koni adjustables last year until IMCA said no. I still use them at outlaw shows. They are a neat piece. It is like having 4 shocks in one. I have been tempted to paint them white and run them anyway.

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted March 03, 2002 07:06 PM
QA1 shocks perfom as well as any, and is cheaper to repair. You do the repairs yourself. Also change your valving.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted March 05, 2002 10:45 PM

All shocks are not equal! You sould run the proper shock for your car. Super Shox LIght Wieght small body shock can be fine tuned and build for you suspension dynamics.
Vist WWW.SHADOWRACING.COM . We custom build each set of shocks to each car. There are a few simple forms to fill out to spec your suspension. We build shocks from TQ's to NASCAR modifeds.
The Question is do you have the right shock for your car?
We also offer chassis set up software. See what that change will do to your car before you drive it! The driver beating you every week is using it!

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted March 06, 2002 05:03 PM
sponsor me a set, and ill tryém

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 47
posted March 06, 2002 06:26 PM
Those shocks are nice but I did not see a steel shock, just aluminum. And the price is a little much for a piece that can be claimed for 50.00 ea. It looks like it would be better suited to latemodels. Thanks for the info. on a different product though.

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