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firebird1964
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted July 29, 2005 07:31 AM  
I'm running stock shocks on a 85 monte and wanting to change to racing shocks. I run on a 1/2 mile high bank, 3400lbs, hoosier racing tires. Wondering what would be the best set to buy ? Any help would be greatful.

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Mikey14
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 265
posted July 29, 2005 02:20 PM  
I use afco #5 valves on three wheels and split valve 5/6 on the left front.

Afco and Bilstein seem to be the common answer. I like the afco's I have on my 3300 # monte.

firebird1964
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted July 31, 2005 05:39 AM  
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hsracer158
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted July 31, 2005 08:54 PM  
We have had great luck with the bilstein street stock shocks. they are much better than the pro's in my opinion
Rick

CLBaker25
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted August 03, 2005 07:22 AM  
Do you have to mount the shocks in stock location? Or can you run bearing end shocks?

firebird1964
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 88
posted August 03, 2005 08:50 AM  
Must be in stock location, thats the problem I'm running into. Plus I'm trying to keep the price down as well, I foot my hobby on a very small paycheck without the help of anybody. So thanks for any help..

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sc1 racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 419
posted August 03, 2005 09:08 AM  
well i think the carrera shock is 4 times better than the afco.. and for a stock mount when you order shocks, they have a guy that will help you in determining what shocks you will need.. shocks kill me....

CLBaker25
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted August 03, 2005 11:31 AM  
If you can afford it I would get the bilsteins. From what I know they are awesome for stock mount shocks.

powerglides
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted August 04, 2005 09:05 AM  
The Bilsteins are great and now cheaper than afcos. Also they are smaller bodied so the do not interfere with the spacer in the front. afco, carera, pro are all low pressure shock based on 1950 tech. If low pressure shocks were the "hot ticket" all the late model and mod guys would run them but now 90% are going high pressure.

    

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