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hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

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posted December 05, 2004 08:25 AM  
I don't know if I misunderstood or just don't understand, but, it has been suggested on here about "disconnecting left rear shock" for dry slick track. It seems to me that disconnecting shock would cause car to react radically if driver was trying to evade a spin on accident and had to turn right very hard in an attempt to miss the problem. Is this just a "fix" for a driver that doesn't have an easy up shock to put on or what? I've been throwing this around in my head for a few weeks and couldn't come up with an answer on my own and would appreciate some input. Donavon Ooley

beachracing
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posted December 05, 2004 09:11 AM  
Donovan, get a hold of Pro Shocks, and ask their tech about it. My understanding is the shock with a light rebound allows the rear to be freed up on the left, giving max traction, and its compression is close to the same, but the valving is different.

backofpack
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posted December 05, 2004 09:20 AM  
years ago when we ran street we keep breaking left rear shock mount we won several races with this broke or would be broke when it came in i wouldnt tell the driver about it till later that it was broke i thought i just had a good driver could be something to it

hoosier transplant
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posted December 05, 2004 11:57 AM  
Thanks, Patrick. Backofpack, I was wondering if that when the left rear shock was inoperable, did the driver notice any bad handling or not. I can understand that if the whole race without an evasive move to the right, that the car would probably handle really nice. Just wondering.

backofpack
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posted December 05, 2004 03:45 PM  
well it was my wife she never new because i didnt want to mess up her concentration before the race 2 years ago on a different car we had a guy weld rear shock mount on the rear and the tubing went from side toside it broke both shocks loose i thought she was going to wreck before she got stopped the rear was jumping up and down about a foot off the ground

Istock66
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posted December 05, 2004 04:10 PM           send a private message to backofpack   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Do you run a leaf or coil car??

On my leaf car I REMOVE the lr shock on dry slick...


zeroracing
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posted December 05, 2004 04:17 PM  
many late models and mods now run split valve shocks on dryslick to help hike up the car. if that is what you are shooting for then it will help.
many cars go with a say 94 on tacky and then 91-6 for slick. this is a soft rebound and hard compresion. the hard compresion keeps the car from falling on its face at the end of the striaght(watch a mod or late model race there is always one car that almost bottoms out when he lets off the gas). the soft rebound lets the car get up very fast as if there was no shock at all.
hope this helps you guys out.
later
jason

hoosier transplant
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posted December 05, 2004 05:04 PM  
I run a coil car.

Istock66
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posted December 05, 2004 06:08 PM           send a private message to hoosier transplant   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
A coil car will bounce continuously I believe..


backofpack
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posted December 05, 2004 07:01 PM  
weve always ran a camaro leaf spring car

beachracing
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posted December 05, 2004 07:26 PM  
His car is a metric with 9" ford rear. Donovan, if you really want that car to come to life in the supers, and have more power, I can e-mail you some info of what internal parts you'll need. As for shocks, again call pro shocks, explain your car weight, track conditions(wet-tacky in heats, dry in mains), and they can give you a baseline on what shock rates to run in each corner. It would help if you can scale the car, and get your percentages. pwbeach@zianet.com

bobaluuu
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posted December 05, 2004 07:30 PM  
my coil car broke the rear mounts and it bounced so bad I thought the rear end had com out and was dragging the frame.

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