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ZEATER
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From: Mount Pleasant,IA,USA
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posted 02-12-2002 11:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ZEATER   Click Here to Email ZEATER     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As recommended here I picked up the 9204 shocks. Do you have to use the boots? Can't see using the ugly red truck boots on a street car.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-12-2002 12:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
No you do not. They are ugly aren't they?

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67Coupster
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posted 02-12-2002 12:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by ZEATER:
As recommended here I picked up the 9204 shocks. Do you have to use the boots? Can't see using the ugly red truck boots on a street car.

I just did the same thing. Any recommendations on a initial shock setting? Last trip to the track my best 60' was 1.66. I've done the shocks, added a 8 point cage and am working on installing some 6 cyl. front springs. Hopefully I can get it in the low 1.5's or better. Cal-tracs are currently set at 1 round of pre-load and bar is in the lowest hole. My cal-trac front plates have 3 holes to work with. Seen some with just 2. Anyway having fun dialing in the suspension. Learning quite a bit!!

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James
67 Coupe
393W, AFR 185, 4 Speed, 4.11 9 inch
7.39 @ 96MPH 1/8
1.66 60'

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-12-2002 12:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3 clicks on the right and 2 on the left with a stick. 2 clicks on the right and one on the left with an automatic is a good starting point.

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Alex Denysenko
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67Coupster
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posted 02-12-2002 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67Coupster   Click Here to Email 67Coupster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Moneymaker:
3 clicks on the right and 2 on the left with a stick. 2 clicks on the right and one on the left with an automatic is a good starting point.


That's a quick response!! Thanks a bunch Alex :-)

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James
67 Coupe
393W, AFR 185, 4 Speed, 4.11 9 inch
7.39 @ 96MPH 1/8
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n2oMike
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posted 02-12-2002 02:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine worked best on full soft. My car has fairly stiff springs because it sees a lot of street miles. Ideally, for the drag strip, really soft springs are used, and most of the suspension actuation and tuning is controlled with the shocks.

My stiff springs, combined with shocks on stiffer settings were just too much. The suspension just didn't move like it needed to, and the whole back of the car would just bounce. I had to back the shocks off all the way to get it to work. Less spring and more shock would have worked better.

You'll have to experiment to find works best for your car. Alex is right about the passenger's side needing a little more stiffness. The extra resistance helps plant that less loaded tire harder for a more even launch. A little extra preload on the caltrac for that wheel doesn't hurt either.

Good Luck!

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Richard Swart
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posted 02-13-2002 12:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Richard Swart   Click Here to Email Richard Swart     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had been in the search mode the other day looking for ajustments for the Cal-tracks. Then I seen this post. Thanks guys. Alex I may be wrong but didn't I read that the Cal- tracks sould have two full turns on the ajustments. Thanks Richy

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-13-2002 02:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Depends on each individual car and the rear spring rate Richard.

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Alex Denysenko
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chips67
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posted 02-16-2002 10:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
heres an oddball thing. got less than 2 years on my landrum rear drag leafs (stiff/high rate) and the right side is noticably softer than the left...hmmmm. swap springs time guys???? will probably be getting the adjustable ranchos shocks for my 67 coupe...what parts number do i need? will probably need to set the up full soft like mikes....my car hooks like its on icecapades. my new changes for this year include a hayes clutch, detriot locker (replacing my blown trac-loc), 31 spline strange axles, rancho shocks, and swapping springs on the rear. how much 60ft. time improvement should this net in a normal situation?

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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chips67
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posted 02-16-2002 10:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chips67   Click Here to Email chips67     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
do i need the 9204's like james has got? im running slapper bars instead of cal-tracs for money reasons.

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67 coupe, 650dp and rpm intake on 5.0 with afr 165 heads, 4 speed, 4.11's.....best so far is [email protected] in 1/8 mile with 1.79 60ft. time.

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Moneymaker
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posted 02-17-2002 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes Chip.

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