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MRB
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted December 14, 2004 09:19 PM  
If you could only afford one double adjustable shock, what corner would you put it on ??

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted December 15, 2004 01:25 AM  
most likely a 9" stroke unit for the left rear.

kevpow
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 172
posted December 15, 2004 08:47 AM  
WHAT TYPE OF CAR? IF ITS A LATEMODEL, I TEND TO DISAGREE. ON CORNER ENTRY THE SHOCK ASSY IS UNLOADED AND DOESNT HAVE A TREMENDOUS EFFECT. I WOULD SAY MOST LIKELY RIGHT REAR BECAUSE YOU CAN DIAL IN AMOUNT OF ROLL WITH A STIFFER OR SOFTER COMPRESSION. JUST MY OPINION.

MRB
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted December 15, 2004 06:50 PM  
On a 4 link Latemodel.I cant afford all 4 so im tying to find some options..

[This message has been edited by MRB (edited December 15, 2004).]

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted December 16, 2004 07:38 AM  
Have to go with the RR as well. That corner of the car has major input on what the car does or does not do. And it's always got a significant amount of load on it in both compression/extension travel.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1876
posted December 16, 2004 11:49 PM  
i have heard alot of bad things about most he adjustables on the market, like they are not consistant. and must be constantly dynoed to ensure that the shocks are right.
you may want to look into a qa1 shock that you can rebuild yourself. or the rebuildable bilstien.
i have just not heard good about the adjustables, and mainly problems with rebound adjustment.

racerwilson
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 357
posted December 18, 2004 07:18 AM  
You would need to look into Shadow's Supershocks best adjustible shock on the market. WWW.SHADOWRACING.COM Give Shadow a call and he will set you hooked up.

rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted December 18, 2004 01:53 PM  
my thought of the left rear was due mainly because we usually only change from a straight 4 to a straight 3 valve shock on the right rear where as it is regular to change from a 4 to a 9c/3r or a 9c/1r or 9c/0r and some of the standard rocket setups use a 6c/4r so i thought that would be the corner with the most variance, but i guess it would depend alot on the tracks you run (whether they are similar and whether the surfaces vary alot during a night) and what style of setup your using.

sdhnc29
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 934
posted December 18, 2004 04:36 PM  
The two most important shocks on a dirt car are the RF and LR. It is rare that we will ever change from a 94 valve shock on the RR, or a 75 valve shock on the LF, unless the track is extremely slick. Most of our shock adjustments are on the RF first, and then the LR second. This same thing holds true for spring changes as well. But for the price of one double adjustable, you can buy a new LR split valve shock, and a new RF split valve shock, and do the same thing.

On momentum tracks, where your not up on the bar's hard, I'll run a 94 behind on the LR, and a 0/4 in front on the LR (first number is compression, second is rebound). As the track slicks up, I might go to a 94/2 behind, and keep the 0/4 or go to a 0/6 in front, depending on the drive I'm getting. On the RF, I'll start with the 75, and I might go to a 73/5 or a 73/6 as the track gets slick. Spring changes may be in order as well.

On tight short tracks that get real slick, I would run pretty much the same shock combo as above, but I might go to a 93/5 on the RR as well to get the car over on the right side quicker. In some cases I might even use a 95/3 on the LF. You just don't want to get carried away with static bar angle on the LR when your running such light compression shocks on the right side.

Steve

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