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Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 82
posted February 02, 2003 09:43 PM  
Hey guys,Ihave been reading and studing shock info in catalogs and news articles and now am absolutly confused on what to get.I have noticed each brand rate them diffrently,and a shock techno operator just wrote that stock mount racing shocks aren't much diffence then 'napa' over the counter shocks.We have a 79 pontiac grand prix metric car,we race on a 1/4 mile high bank clay track.Springs are LF 1000,RF1200,LR200,RR250.What I would like to hear from you guys is what would you order in my case,brand and part # please....

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted February 02, 2003 10:13 PM  
The insides of a racing Street Stock shock absorbers are built just a like regular racing shock.Only the exterior body and mounts resemble a stock absorber. These shocks are basically a 50/50 shock, meaning that they are close to the same rating in compression and rebound. As a comparison, stock passenger car shocks are not even close to the 50/50 rating. I have run both PRO Shocks and Carreras and prefer the Carreras. Carrerra part numbers are 2858 front, 2385 rear. PRO Shock part numbers are SS100 front, SS201 rear. Hope this helps...

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 130
posted February 06, 2003 08:34 PM  
I bought the adjustable pro shocks this year. The are stock mount but can be fine tuned easily. I havent tried them yet, but they are the only adjustable ones Ive seen and it sure beats buying lots of expensive race shocks to meet the changing needs of a racer with a limited budget. I havent tried them yet, but with a little black paint I think they will be the hot ticket for me.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 570
posted February 06, 2003 10:13 PM  
I ran stock Napa shocks for 3 years on a Pure Stock, then last year switched to the adjustable Pro Shocks. Both my wife and I drive the car and both agreed that the difference was noticable. Go with the racing shocks. They do make a difference.
P.S. We won 0 races in 3 years, then won 2 last year

[This message has been edited by uforacing51 (edited February 06, 2003).]

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted February 08, 2003 05:31 AM  
Hi doubletrouble: A good friend of mine has a pure stock. I tryed over the counter life time warrenty shocks,and with the heavy front springs my car was Hobby Horseing. Well he told me to find a Oil Filled Shock. Well i finially found some at a Shock Shop near me, and the differance was incrediable. They are hard to find, though if interested,i could put you in touch with this dealer.

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