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gould
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posted December 13, 2004 05:04 PM  
what shocks for a harris 2 link with torque link?

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nolimit92
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posted December 13, 2004 05:34 PM  
We use a 10-90 bilstein small body shock.

Mike

gould
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posted December 13, 2004 07:12 PM  
thats just for the link right? what about on the wheels?

Xtreme12x
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posted December 13, 2004 07:31 PM  
i'd keep it simple.... get 2 pro 75's for the front and pro 94's for the back, 200 bux for a set of shocks, not bad at all

gould
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posted December 13, 2004 08:44 PM  
what about my afco stock car shocks?

Xtreme12x
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posted December 13, 2004 08:46 PM  
what are the numbers on them

gould
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posted December 13, 2004 08:57 PM  
ill look tomorrow, i got like 10 of them plus the 4 on my mod

pbrcowboy2
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posted December 13, 2004 11:26 PM  
i use 94 and 95 afco off a street stock and 75 and 76 pro on my front. my car is a 94 sardeson three link

Xtreme12x
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posted December 14, 2004 01:09 PM  
a modified isn't a street stock or a hillbilly stock car...
if your running the blue afco's, run 76's in the front and 94's on the rear, and when it goes dry put an easy up on the left rear. Pro's are about the same in numbers and are as cheap as the Afco White shocks. I personally use Pro's because 1. they are cheaper and 2. they work just as good, just don't over work them... i get about 2 years out of a pro then hand them down at a swap meet, at which time they still work very well. You'll be fine with a shock combo i worked with this year. I was fast most nights on all pro shocks.

gould
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posted December 14, 2004 03:49 PM  
heres what i got..
blue afcos 1076,1077-4,1093-5,1095,1094
white afco 1294
pro wb96

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zeroracing
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posted December 14, 2004 04:13 PM  
well with the shocks you have got here would be my pick on them.
i would put the 77-4 on the lf- it has a hard comp and soft rebound. so it will keep the lf from slamming down if you come off the gas hard, and will let it up easy.
put the 76 on the rf.
then on the rear. put 94 on the left and then on the right put the 93-5. so it will comp easy and hold the car over longer.
if you go to buy new ones, in shocks it seems you get what you pay for. and as far as new ones go here are my choices in order.
bilstien, qa1, afco(the espensiver ones), pro...................cheap afco way down here.
just my take on them.

gould
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posted December 14, 2004 06:20 PM  
get this....i just went out and checked the shocks on the mod, the guy i bought the car from had the same shocks that you suggest but they were on the opposite side of the car.
77-4 is on the rf
76 lf
94 rr
93-5 lr
how would the car act set up like that?

nyimcamod8t
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posted December 14, 2004 07:15 PM  
thats a typical 2 link shock setup for a dry-slick type track.we used to run a setup like that on our old 2000 Harris and that car went really well on slick tracks.i wouldn't run them the other way as suggested on a 2 link car, the car will stay layed over on the right rear and not get back on the left rear to drive off the corner. We always ran our 2 link cars real soft on spring also. like a 600 LF 650RF and a 200LR 175RR. might want to bump them front springs up a little with an older heavier car though.

gould
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posted December 14, 2004 07:23 PM  
whats typical, the way the car is now or what zeroracing suggested

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autoshop
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posted December 15, 2004 12:13 PM  
My 2 cents, 77-4 lf 76 rf 94's accross the rears , But I like the 77-4 on the lf so it pins the rr just for a second when entering the corner.

zeroracing
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posted December 15, 2004 02:35 PM  
the car now is more typical of old schoolers. just picking. it is typical if you want the car level.
the way i suggested is for a hiked up car more.

nyimcamod8t
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posted December 15, 2004 03:01 PM  
exactly,the way your car is set up now is what we were doing four years ago. the whole idea was to get it back on the LR for exit. I could never get a 2 link car to go worth a **** all hiked up. but then again i havnt ran one in two years now.

gould
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posted December 15, 2004 03:40 PM  
ok so being the rookie that i am what will be easier to drive?

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nolimit92
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posted December 15, 2004 05:00 PM  
When we ran a 2 link we had Afco white shocks and ran this set up. After some shock dino time we started running Afco and got rid of the Pro shocks. The Pro's started to fad and loose compression after only a couple of dino runs. I purchase 2 brand new Pros (same valving) and neither dinoed out even close to the same. The Afco's definately hold up better and they also dont fade a quickly as Pro's. Noticed a difference as soon as we bolted the Afcos on. We run a usually rough dry track.

LF- 74 Rf 76-3

LR- 93 LR 94

nyimcamod8t
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posted December 16, 2004 07:28 PM  
i would prolly start with the more conventional setup and keep the car fairly level for now and experiment as you get more seat time with the hiked up setups.

gould
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posted December 30, 2004 06:23 PM  
what about shock mounting? shock body up or down? does it matter? I'm sure the split valve shocks have to be mounted a certain way

Xtreme12x
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posted December 30, 2004 06:41 PM  
run them with the body's mounted up on the car... not upside down

mod70
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posted December 30, 2004 07:50 PM           send a private message to Xtreme12x   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
gould - compression is compression no matter which way they are mounted regardless of valving. Either way will work the same.

gould
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posted December 30, 2004 07:54 PM  
i just got my afco catalog out and it said they can be mounted in any position.

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Larry Lundin
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posted January 03, 2005 11:07 AM  
They can be mounted either way. However, the advantage to mounting them body "up" is that they reduce unsprung weight at the wheel.

wfoondirt
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posted January 03, 2005 12:02 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by Larry Lundin:
They can be mounted either way. However, the advantage to mounting them body "up" is that they reduce unsprung weight at the wheel.

Reguardless of mounting position you still figure 50% of the shocks weight as unsprung. Position is typically a matter of packaging.

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