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Author Topic:   bilstein shocks?
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted December 24, 2004 02:42 PM  
Is there a performance differance between the 36mm and the 46mm shocks?

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted December 24, 2004 07:14 PM  
the 36 can build up heat problems on large tracks or long races, but 90% of the time you wont be able to get them too hot. i run them on the front, ligheter and more clearence.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 67
posted December 25, 2004 10:01 AM  
The longest races I run are 30 laps. Is that what you would call a long race?

What shocks valvings would you suggest for a 4-bar Lr behind on a dry slick and a tacky fast track? I have not used the Bilstein's before.


Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted December 25, 2004 10:14 AM  
Depending on the shocks you use now.You can find in catalogs what your pound rates are and then compare to the Bilsteins.Ran the Bil for years real good shocks.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted December 25, 2004 10:57 AM  
I run the small Bilsteins on the front for clearance, and they do work well. I wouldn't consider 30 laps a long race, so you shouldn't get them warmed up much in 30 laps.

Shock rates on a 4-bar, LR behind:

Tacky track: lf-4545, RF-5555, lr-3030, RR-4040

Dry Slick: Lf-30-50, RF-50-30, LR 20-40 or a 20-60, RR-3030

[This message has been edited by sdracer12 (edited December 25, 2004).]

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