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Dirt Freak

Total posts: 429
posted October 17, 2004 04:09 AM  
Been running afco stock mounts for two seasons. How often do yall replace your shocks if they dont appear damaged. Also is the bilstein shocks a better choice. I run a 3500 pound metric monte. 1200rf, 1000 lf,
225 lr and 200 rr.Rf is dipping hard tought about going to a 1400. but I was curious on what shocks yall would run. What number in bilsteins or should I stick with the afco. Seems like there are more choices in afco.

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posted October 17, 2004 08:30 AM  
White Lighting, I recently had a diving problem on my metric car, it actually came from to short of spring in the RF what height are u you running.

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posted October 18, 2004 06:17 PM  
My person experience is that Afco's start changing after about 4 weeks (100-125ish laps). I think the Afco numbers I was using were 1020, 1022, 1030 and 1035. In the middle of the year I switched to Bilstein AK3030Rs in the rear, AK4040F in the LF and AK3050F in the RF. After 4 MONTHS they hadn't changed or faded one bit. The first number in the Bilstein PN is the rebound and the second is the compression. At least with these digressive pieces. So the 3050 is a "30" rebound and "50" compression, 50 being the hardest they make. Those are the only 3 digressive PN's Bilstein stocks. They'll custom make anything you want (like a 1010 or 1050 or 5010 or whatever) but that's like $100+ each.

I made the decision to use those after talking with a tech (and dirt racer) at Bilstein. He said the 1043 and 1044 shocks were mainly for asphalt racing. He wouldn't use anything but the digressives on a dirt track.

Find a part store that orders from Motorstate distributing. My parts guy was able to get them quite a bit less than what I've seen them sell for on the net.

[This message has been edited by Raz_900 (edited October 18, 2004).]


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