: DRAG SHOCKS
Aug 14th, 00, 02:10 PM
Will 90/10 shocks(front) and 50/50 shocks(rear) help a stock 3300 lbs. Camaro, with stock suspension except for traction bars, to get better traction in drag racing or will it hurt it. How bad is it to drive on the street. Right now I run 13.3 hoping to go low 11's with NOS and 4.11 gears. Hope anyone can help.Thanks.
Aug 14th, 00, 06:48 PM
It will improve your launch. You will have to play with them to get the right combo, though. I set mine at 40/60 in the rear and 80/20 in the front, but for the street, you may want to set the rear at 50/50 and the front at 70/30. Then when at the track, just adjust them for the run. Bob
Aug 15th, 00, 03:12 AM
What kind of shocks did you get. I was told that Competition Engineering adjustables are good. Are yours hard to adjust? How good of an improvement did you see or feel? Thanks again for the help.
Aug 15th, 00, 03:28 AM
I got an excellant acelleration. The rear squated and the front climbed. I bought the cheap ones from Summit, because I wasn't sur if I would like them. They adjust easy by just turning a round disc. They have a positive click when the move. The Summit ones are manufactured by Doetsch Tech. Bob
Aug 15th, 00, 09:30 AM
what gears you have now?, i'am right behind you with a 13.5 (2.73 gears and radials), keep me up to date with your mod.s . i have a 4.10 to put in, just need time.haha.
Aug 15th, 00, 09:36 AM
It is in the hsop now getting 4.10's but before I had 3.08 and slicks but I was bogging the car down. Have you heard anything about the shocks?
Aug 15th, 00, 12:26 PM
hear alot of people like them, i have no experience with them myself.talked to a buddy with a flat 12.0 car who braket races, and he loves them.(he has a 68 BB Chevele)
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Aug 15th, 00, 06:59 PM
69er,are the Summit shocks that you have the $26.95 ones from thier catalog?Do you have to take the shock off to adjust it?I was just looking into these myself.
67 RS RAGTOP # matching
4X4 Chevy truck
Aug 15th, 00, 07:19 PM
I have the Competition shocks and they work well. You do however have to remove the shock in order to adjust them. They must be fully compressed. I run 90/10 front and 50/50 back.
Aug 16th, 00, 03:19 AM
KIKNSS, what type of car do you have? Did you feel a difference? Do you drive it on the street, and how is it on the street, do you have to be careful? Thanks for the info.
Aug 16th, 00, 01:44 PM
KIKNSS, I was also wondering if it is hard to put the front ones on with the coil spring in the way. Did you take it somewhere to have it done? Thanks again.
Aug 16th, 00, 07:14 PM
Yes they are the ones for $26.95. They work great for me. They were cheap enought to buy and try. Yes you have to remove them to adjust just like kiknss said, they have to be compressed to adjust. Bob
Aug 16th, 00, 07:29 PM
67 RS RAGTOP # matching
4X4 Chevy truck
Aug 21st, 00, 07:07 AM
I think you would like the drag shocks. I have been using Competition Engineering's adjustable shocks for about six months now, and am very happy with them. I am running 90/10 on the front, and 50/50 on the rear. The rear is pretty stiff on the street, but not worth pulling the shock to change it. It should definitely help you at the track, because if you're not running into traction problems yet, you will be by the time you get into the 11's. I'm running 12.20's now with the front wheels about 2 inches off the ground on launch(4.56 gears/3200stall). I'm running custom traction bars and a multi-leaf setup from a 73 Nova.
68 SS Camaro
73 Nova Hatchback
Aug 21st, 00, 03:25 PM
I am the Product Manager at Competition Engineering. We have tested those particular shocks very thouroughly at the strip as well as in our test lab. Our shocks currently are the only true 90/10 shocks available. We have a proprietary design with the manufacturer (Gabriel) to make these shocks for us. I personally have spent many hours at the track fine tuning the valve packs in these shocks so that they deliver the desired performance. Remember to spin the shaft several revolutions before installing and listen for the clicks when the shock is fully compressed. There will be two soft clicks and one loud click. This repeats three times around the shock. The loud click is the valve pack resetting to the regular setting. It then continues up one click to the firm then another to the extra firm. Hope this helps you!
Mark W. Winning
Aug 22nd, 00, 12:23 PM
After reading these posts, I am glad to see I am not the only one breaking the "rules" of hi pro street cars. I was always told, no drag shocks, no spools, and no 0 degree aligmnments. Now I have all three and it even handle fairly decent. Oh well.....
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