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Stang85
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From: Virginia Beach, Va. USA
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posted 03-21-2003 09:15 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang85   Click Here to Email Stang85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As a follow up to the QA1 rear shock topic, would the readers here share their opinion on the best strut/coil package for a drag only car and why? Looking for tuneability, realiability, repair and cost effectiveness. This will be going on an 85 stang destined to run in the low to mid 9's, n/a. Currently under construction.

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Mario428
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posted 03-21-2003 03:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mario428   Click Here to Email Mario428     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I used the new Strange struts on my car.Lots of adjustment on extention but none on compression. I made my own coilover setup fot it. They are a little more complicated than the Lakewood because the colar at the top cannot be ground off. Strange did say they are coming up with a way to make them coildover.

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jsracingbbf
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posted 03-21-2003 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jsracingbbf   Click Here to Email jsracingbbf     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'd definately get a set of double adjustable ones for the rear. a 9 second car like your talking about needs both adjustments.
Is it a front Strut car? I have a set of QA1's on the front of my car and I really like them. AFCO and ALDAN make double adjustable shocks for the rear. You may get sticker shock pricing them though, I know I did. The QA1's are a much better price, they just don't have the adjustment on both the rebound and compression.

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" If Bracket Racing was EZ everyone would be doing it!"

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Stang85
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posted 03-24-2003 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang85   Click Here to Email Stang85     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
jsracingBBF: Yes it is a strut front end currently with drag front springs in stock location and 90/10 non-tuneable Competition Engineering struts. Looking to go to a coil over front strut with adjustment. Rear had Metco upper and lower arms with Competition Engineering drag shocks in stock location. Had to disconnect the shock at the lower mount to adjust it which was minimal at best. Car had run 10:40's and was still driven on the street at that time. It was a daily driver but not what I would call comfortable. Every time the c-4 shifted, it would chirp the tires with just normal driving throttle. It had a Dynamic manual shift c4. Time to step up and looking for all the advice available.

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