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Author Topic:   AFCO, PRO, or BILSTEINE
xhubby
Member
posted May 21, 2003 05:41 PM
Thinking about changing shocks, and was wondering what you other guys think are the best & WHY. We now run Bilsteins, but have been told that they have a tendency to hold the car up off of the springs somewhat.
PS, the guy trying to get us to change is not a shock dealer, just a friend who happens to be very fast. Thanks


MOD75D
Member
posted May 21, 2003 09:07 PM
I have tryed many different shocks but have yet to try Bilsteins . Currently I like Qa1 shocks.


xhubby
Member
posted May 21, 2003 09:55 PM
Mod75, he runs AFCO shocks on a HOT Chassis. Ours is a older DW6. We run in a limited mod class.


race crazi
Member
posted May 22, 2003 08:58 AM
we switched to the bilsteins because we got a deal on them but to us they worked so much better. plus with them being rebuildable for a cheaper price you can get one rebuilt for cheaper than buying a new afco. also if we wanted to change the valving it can be done pretty easy as well. our deal is now done though but i still will stick with them, at least this year


HRT187
Member
posted May 22, 2003 06:01 PM
36mod are those the take apart Bilsteins you are talking about? The ones that are kinda like a penske?

I've been very happy with Koni's in the past.

MOD75D
Member
posted May 22, 2003 06:21 PM
We run Pros on all corners.


dadwhisky78
Member
posted May 22, 2003 08:04 PM
We run Pros on all 4 corners.


dirtracer14
Member
posted May 22, 2003 08:42 PM
I have run the pro for a few years and they seem to be unconsistant in rates. I normally have to bench dyno then to make sure what they are befor using em....i am starting to swith over to the afco for more consistance.


xhubby
Member
posted May 22, 2003 10:47 PM
Whats the cost of getting shocks dynoed (on average)?


Dman
Member
posted May 23, 2003 01:27 PM
i have run pro,carerras and bilsteins, and in my opinion the bilsteins seem to work the best on my dw8. but the jury is still out on the harris car. got any set-up tips for a ford stubbed harris? its a 1990 restubbed in 2000. 2 link with long pull bar.

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CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
Member
posted May 25, 2003 08:38 AM
I dont think there is gonna be much help for a Harris car you stubbed with a Ford stub. Why did you stub it with a Ford stub instead of restubbing it with a chevelle like it was built with? Also a 1990 car is to old to really be stubbing and racing anyway.


speedman
Member
posted May 27, 2003 08:21 PM
Penske Steel Bodied
Kind of pricey but they a far superior to anything else on the market.
Have allready won 18 features with them.


HRT187
Member
posted May 28, 2003 03:18 AM
What makes the Penske's so much better? I believe they can be, don't get me wrong... I just dunno why. Are they completely resistant to fade? I've never noticed any fade with my Koni's and I like the adjustability without disassembly. How hard is it to revalve a penske? Do you carry extras built or just rebuild them at the track?


36modracer
Member
posted May 28, 2003 12:22 PM
HRT187, yes they are the silver rebuildable ones. we run the smaller ones(not rebuildable) on the front but have the same numbers for the fronts as spares in the bigger version if i need them. havent run anything else on this car though so kind of hate to try something different at the moment


spde
Member
posted May 28, 2003 01:55 PM
JR MOTORSPORTS has a new program setup for racers. If you buy the shocks from them I like it cost $5.00 to get them on the dyno. If you get the shocks somewere else it cost $15-20.00 I think. The program takes a little paper work to be filled out and you have to update some stuff, but thats real cheap to get shocks on a dyno! Bill Harris is the guy running the dyno and I think he knows what he is doing. We run bilstien and they work very good. If you run standard shocks and go to bilstien shocks you will have to allow for the gas charge. So you need to order softer shocks. gl ltr spde



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