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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-23-2002 12:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I have a ? about my shocks that are on my 68 stang now.I have Gabriel Strider 3 way adjustables they say reg.,firm, and xfirm for the ajustments.I have them on the front and rear.Are these shock settings aprox. the same as the summit or CE drag shocks.I have the fronts set at reg.and the rears set at firm for now.
Still havent made a trip down the strip yet but getting there.
I bought these shock a few years ago before I knew much about drag racing so If they wont work I'll be upgrading.
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Moneymaker
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posted 11-23-2002 01:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are very similar Bob. Gabrial manufactures the adjustable shocks for both C&E and Summit. The valving is considerably looser in the dedicated race shocks though. Your settings are on the money for what you have.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-23-2002 02:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Alot Alex.I appreciate the help
Bob

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Fastymz
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posted 11-23-2002 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex I set my Summit shocks at the Reg setting fronts.And the car seem to lift less then it did with old stock shocks.
From inside the car it dose not seem to lift has high or stay up has long.
I knew you'll have fun with that line.
Are those setting always right or should I pull the shocks and try them by hand.I checked them before I installed they it seemed to the right setting?

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rockafellz
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posted 04-23-2003 01:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scoop, you still having this problem?

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Fastymz
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posted 04-23-2003 01:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Eric no they seem to be working better now.Maybe they just needed to be used a few times.The front of the car lifts good.I still have wheel spin but alot better then it was.The tires now leave dark marks,they use to leave real lite marks.I hope that means that more tire is getting to the ground.At least thats how I was taking it.
Removing the sway bar seemed to have helped the most.

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posted 04-23-2003 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
ALex what is a good starting point for QA1's coil overs. Front & Rear ? any suggestions?

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posted 04-23-2003 09:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted 04-23-2003 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Single or double adjustables?
How much tire?
What does the car weigh?
With or without a trans brake Jerry?

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posted 04-23-2003 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Moneymaker:
Single or double adjustables?
How much tire?
What does the car weigh?
With or without a trans brake Jerry?



Well I think they are single adjustable
QA1's ( one black knob on bottom )
14x32 in rear 24 inch goodyear skinnys in front ( eagles)
weight = 2800 with driver
Trans brake = YES

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posted 04-23-2003 11:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would start out with the fronts set at zero and the rears at 3 or 4 Jerry.
Tighten the fronts one click at a time if it wheel stands to much.
If it spins a tick back off the rears on click soft.
Soft is counter clock wise and hard is clock wise.

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posted 04-23-2003 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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