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Author Topic:   Rough track shocks
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted March 29, 2005 12:35 PM  
What would be a good starting point for shocks on a rough track? 4 bar with spring behind on lr and in front on rr. Track is usually smooth and we go pretty good but struggle a little in the rough. We run bilstiens and it is a half mile track. Thanks

A&M Motorsports
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 117
posted March 29, 2005 12:43 PM  
Afco used to make a shock designed for rough tracks but I don't know if they still offer it.

Artie Perilloux
A & M Motorsports

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted March 29, 2005 01:01 PM  
It was the like RT Shock that Afco Made

For a rough track Bilstein Setup,
Start with a 30/30 rr and a 40/40 lr
Lf run a 45/45 and rf a 55/55


if anything, you could run a 20/40 on the left rear for the feature, but keep the split valves off everywhere else

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 180
posted March 29, 2005 11:18 PM  
Extreme's numbers are what we run when the track is rough. Also, you could put the 40/40 on the RR, and the 30/30 on the left rear. Sometimes it works to let the left rear move a little quicker if you need the throttle to maneuver through the holes. Bilsteins work great in the rough stuff.

I have heard of people who tried the Afco RT shocks, and they said they are pretty stiff. They work great if the track is REALLY ruff, but they said most of the time you don't need that much of a change.

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