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Author Topic:   Is there any between a two shock fastback and a four shock mustang with a trunk
wesley1313
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted November 29, 2001 08:54 PM  
I was just wondering i have a fast back with two shocks, and I noticed that the mustangs with trunks have laderal shocks also! which is FASTER!

hughes
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 194
posted November 29, 2001 09:45 PM  
welcome

AJ GARBE70
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 203
posted November 30, 2001 12:22 PM  
SAME HERE WELCOME TO THE DIRT FORUM WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY FAST BACK DO YOU MEAN HATCH BACK IF YOU ARE ASKING WHAT CAR IS FASTER BETWEEN THE HATCHBACK AND THE TRUNK LID MUSTANG THEY ARE BOTH FAST THE HATCHBACK CAR IS 200 POUNDS HEAVIER THAN THE TRUNK LID CAR BUT IF YOU DO YOUR HOMEWORK YOU CAN LOOSE THAT WEIGHT MY HATCHBACK WEIGHS 2150 WITHOUT ME IN IT THE TRICK TO IT IS TO USE MOLY CHROME STEEL AND GUT EVERYTHING GOOD LUCK I HOPE THISE IS WHAT YOU WERE ASKING IF NOT LET ME KNOW AND I WILL TRY TO HELP YOU OUT

FASTPromoter
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted November 30, 2001 12:47 PM  
I may be wrong, but I think he is more asking about the use of quad shocks. These came on V-8 mustang from 85 to 93 and on all SN95 cars. I frankly don't know of anyone who is using this setup. A website I just checked out says that quad shocks control axle "wind up" to eliminate wheel hop and increase traction. This all sounds good, but as I said I don't know anyone who is using it. A good rule of them is to keep things simple. The more variables the more things to go wrong, and the more things for you to think about. Generally, you want all your suspension adjustment in the springs. Then and only then do you use shocks for fine tuning. Hopefully I've helped you out some.

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KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted December 01, 2001 12:30 AM  
Fast is right. The quad shocks are used to control axle windup. But I haven't seen any dirt track racers use them. Even when we were drag racing the mustangs, we would remove them and contol the windup and wheel hop with other suspension mods.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted December 27, 2001 09:28 PM  
mustang svo's have quad shocks and racetuned suspensions but are rare and hard to find good wrecked ones. cutting up a good one that is still roadworthy is a bad idea. because they are rare and worth about 3,500
dollars in bad condition.they offer higher horse power engines and roadrace non overdrive five speeds and nine inch rearends. the five speeds work great on long tracks and of course the nine inch is the best rear end you can get. they also have stiffer chassis than stock to reduce flex

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