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allzway
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted August 16, 2004 01:27 PM  
I-Stock 3100 lbs with driver.

I was running an AFCO 1294 on the right rear and it broke and ruined a tire and bent the wheel.

What does everyone else run on the rear?

crew42tx
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 53
posted August 16, 2004 06:52 PM  
I run a wb94 on lr and wb95 on rr

iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted August 16, 2004 09:29 PM  
pro adjustables at www.jrmotorsports.com
they come in stock mount or heim joint styles

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted August 17, 2004 05:03 AM  
I have pro ajustables and I do not like them at all. I know alot of people that dont like the pro ajustables also so I would steer you away from using them.

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted August 17, 2004 07:45 AM  
Hey IowaToolman can you give us any info on how you work with those pro adjustable shocks.
I have a set in my trailer, would like to try them, but cannot quantify the adjustments, so i've never put em on the car. I've even used a pull scale, but the low speed valving must fool the scale because every setting pulls the same. As i understand the only thing adjustable on those shocks is the rebound, correct ?

racerguy500
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted August 17, 2004 12:33 PM  
We run 94 or 95 depending on the track on most of our cars. I would check to see that it is not binding or the rear end is causing a bind from side to side movement in the corners. Generally speaking if it broke, something broke it. Just a thought.

allzway
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 136
posted August 17, 2004 05:16 PM  
quote:
Originally posted by racerguy500:
We run 94 or 95 depending on the track on most of our cars. I would check to see that it is not binding or the rear end is causing a bind from side to side movement in the corners. Generally speaking if it broke, something broke it. Just a thought.

In this case...the bottom mount broke, or at least that is my best guess.

Thanks for the replies.


iowatoolman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 369
posted August 18, 2004 12:38 AM  
check the directions and only turn the direction they tell you. i noticed a difference in the adjustments by pulling and pushing by hand but yea they are close in range between the settings and make sure they click when you adjust them

quote:
Originally posted by marshalr:
Hey IowaToolman can you give us any info on how you work with those pro adjustable shocks.
I have a set in my trailer, would like to try them, but cannot quantify the adjustments, so i've never put em on the car. I've even used a pull scale, but the low speed valving must fool the scale because every setting pulls the same. As i understand the only thing adjustable on those shocks is the rebound, correct ?


racer038
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 111
posted August 18, 2004 09:32 AM  
I found the directions packed with the PRO adjustable stock mount rear shocks confusing so I e mailed the company. NO RESPONSE. They list three settings, but there are nine positions. I've installed, but still not sure what I've got. Any comments would be appreciated.

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted August 18, 2004 11:18 AM  
Yup i found the same results. It would seem the clicks would correspond to the marks on the body, I thought maybe 3 adjustments in each of the 3 ranges maybe. Like i said they have sat in their original boxes in my trailer for two seasons now. Maybe we can get together and sell them at at a discount price to somebody at another website. People at the Dirtforum are too cool to do wrong like that.

hobby10k
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 226
posted August 19, 2004 04:33 PM  
check out the QA1 shocks, they are real nice and rebuildable and valvable, i just got 4 of them. and as my pro ajustables, dont like them buggers, getting rid of them, mabye can sell 6 for good price LOL

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bobaluuu
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted August 19, 2004 08:27 PM  
1293-5 on lr and 1295 on rr 3400lb street stock car

Raz_900
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 635
posted August 19, 2004 10:54 PM  
'86 Metric Monte

Switched to Bilstein's this year. They're twice the shock of the Afco's they replaced, and they don't seem to die after 4-6 weeks like the Afco's did.

LF AK4040F RF AK3050F
Both Rears AK3030R

First number is rebound, second is compression. So a 3050 is a medium rebound and super heavy compression.

    

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