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Rookieracer76
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posted March 22, 2003 08:19 AM
i have the book Building A Street Stock Step-By-Step by steve smith. In the book it says to put a tie wrap around the shaft of a stock rear shock. What is the purpose of this? thanks

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gould
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posted March 22, 2003 08:33 AM
its for measuring how far you suspension is traveling. it wouldnt hurt to do it on the front either. gould

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racer17j
Member
posted March 22, 2003 09:20 AM
alot of times on racing shocks they will have a rubber bushing on them to see how much travle you get i know our bilsteins we have on our mod does anyway i'm going to do the zip tie deal this year so i can run my stock mount bilstiens that gives me an excuse to cut the plastic boot off them because thats a dead give a way because we aren't suposed to run racing shocks


c21
Member
posted March 24, 2003 10:32 AM
another trick that gives more difinitive info than the cable tie or o-ring is wax.

clean the shaft and then rub a piece of a candle on it hard enough to leave a visable layer of wax.
When you check it after the run you can see both max travel (which is all that the cable tie and o-ring will tell you) and ... average travel.

c21

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