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Author Topic:   Shock advice (please)
posted August 27, 2003 07:52 PM
I've alwats ran Pro's or Carerra shocks, but I see a lot of you guys talking about the Bilstiens. I had thought the Bilstiens were popular with you IMCA guys because they were the only brand of SS shock ever available on a production car (SS Monte) Are they really a better shock than the others? Are the Street Stock models available in split valve? I'd appreciate some input from y'all on this question before I decide to buy new shocks.

posted August 27, 2003 09:12 PM
they are bolth real good shocks but i like the bilsteins better they seam to feal more consistant to me in a longer race

posted August 27, 2003 10:32 PM
They are split valved, the numbers are in the speedway motors catalog. They are all lighter on compression and stiffer on rebound.

posted August 28, 2003 02:41 AM
Talked to my supplier, he said Bilstein Street stock shocks increase spring rate by 10-12 lbs. Afco and Pro are less than half of that. Don't know 'bout you, but that has little effect on my chassis. Ain't tried it on the scales, yet. Anybody? Personally, I like Afco stock position shocks.

posted August 28, 2003 09:02 AM
just stay away from the QA1 stock mount fronts for metric cars.Trust me they are too long for them and you have about 1/2 of travel.

posted August 28, 2003 03:46 PM
How do shocks increase spring rate? they are designed to control rate not increase or decrease it.

posted August 28, 2003 07:56 PM
Seems like the only way a shock could add to spring rate from the gas charge.It would be so little that on most cars it would not have any efect. just my thoughts.

posted August 29, 2003 06:23 AM
I would agree that the effects of the gas charge are VERY small, I have a hard time believing that it changes rate 10-12#.

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