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Racefan20k
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted December 20, 2004 07:20 PM  
We have to run stock shocks, Does anyone know good shocks to run that are stock but can give me the response I want

doubletrouble racing
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted December 20, 2004 10:47 PM  
Cant beat Bilstein shocks,they are "over the counter" shocks.We ran the "pro shocks" adjustables this past year(our pure stock rules say any stock mounted shocks) and thought they were junk!Going with Bilsteins this year

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Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 21, 2004 06:54 AM  
I would go with the Bilsteins too. At our track, we have to run stock shocks, can't even be stock mount racing shocks. They check for brand names such as Bilstein, Pro, Afco, etc. Anybody have any good ideas for stock shocks that work good on a full size chevy or do you just use heavy duty shocks and do what you can?


I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted December 21, 2004 05:02 PM  
I have had very good luck with the carrera 50/50 valved street stock shocks alittle cheaper than bilsteins ..Actually have a set of billsteins and I like the carrearas better they seem to have a softer feelling but still wont bounce..

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 21, 2004 07:27 PM  
I would go with the Bilsteins too. At our track, we have to run stock shocks, can't even be stock mount racing shocks. They check for brand names such as Bilstein, Pro, Afco, etc


Bilstein shocks are "STOCK" you can buy them at Auto Zone and O'Reilly's

Does your rules specify "no bilsteins"??

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supwitchew
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 122
posted December 22, 2004 06:04 AM  
This is the written rule that 92 and I must follow.

5. No racing shocks. NO filing of numbers off shocks. Bilstein, Carrera, etc., "stock replacement shocks" are NOT stock shocks and are, therefore, not allowed. No "helper" springs on shocks (coil-overs).

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 22, 2004 09:56 AM  
Thanks for the info guys!
Racer 17j, I have some 50/50 adjustable racing shocks that are just cheap Doetsch Tech shocks from Summit but they made the car handle real nice in practice. I kind of did what you did and painted them with a few coats of black paint until you couldn't even read the numbers anymore. But then I got real tricky and ordered some actual Monroe Sensa-Trac shock stickers to put on the shocks. With the black paint and the Monroe stickers, they look good. I also cut off some boots from old stock shocks and welded them to the top of the rear shocks so they do look stock. They don't look real pretty on top where it is welded on but it is on the top end where the shock is mounted to the car so you can't tell anyway. The problem is, sometimes the tech guys make you pull a shock off and look at it closely. If it is a 50/50 and doesn't rebound, it's illegal. So after all the work I did on those shocks, I still don't run them very much after they started looking closer.

uforacing51
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 570
posted December 22, 2004 11:58 AM  
Racing shocks are valved differently than a shock for a stock vehicle. racing shocks dampin the movement of the wheel at the extreme ends of the movement more than a stock one does, a stock shock dampins the movement only where the most comfortable ride is given to the driver. a stock shock is virtually worthless in a racing enviroment, I guess I shouldn't say worthless, just that they fade throughtout the race as they heat up. They are not designed to take the pounding either. You should pursuade your promoter to change his mind as you will be buying new stock shocks every 4 months and racing shocks will last a couple of seasons. If he tells you he is trying to control the cost of the sport, clearly he doesn't understand that the racing shock is, 1 safer, 2 cheaper in the long run, 3 better for the entertaiment value, etc...etc...

Blind Barney
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted December 22, 2004 12:20 PM  
I had KYB's on my Buick Regal enduro and they were good, with the purchase I asked them to send me a copy of the parts list that showed the part number and the make of car that they were for and kept it in the tool box to answer any questions.

Eljojo
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 968
posted December 22, 2004 03:46 PM  
Try: Shockshop@webtv.net I think he can "customize" shocks for you. BTW I had a set of thgose Dortch Techs...just another way to spell "junk" IMHO

PEDDLER
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 446
posted December 27, 2004 10:24 AM  
It never ceases to amaze me at the stupidity of promoters when writing rules.

The better the car handles, the less motor needed.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 27, 2004 08:29 PM  
Double trouble,Which one is it?Any over the counter or stock shock.

Speedracer92
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 70
posted December 28, 2004 11:52 AM  
a shock claim? that's an interesting rule.

racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted December 28, 2004 04:11 PM  
Mudslinger66
(Name sounds familar....)
My last post starts with a quote from a previous post. My comment was that Bilstein shocks ARE 'stock mounted' over the counter shocks.And can be purchased at the local parts house as stock replacement.
(now your comment isnt possibly vengeful is it?)

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