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rockafellz
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posted 04-23-2003 05:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Fellas,

I've got a set of summit racing adjustable shocks that I'll be putting in this weekend and I was doing some research. This is what I found on CE's site.

FRONT
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R = 60/40
F = 80/20
XF = 90/10

Rear
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R = 50/50
F = 40/60
XF = 30/70

Tech Tip (quoted from CE's site): When stroking shocks, do not strok them upside down or sideways - this causes air to enter the shocks. To eliminate air that may have entered the shock, purge the shock by stroking it 10 to 12 times in the upright position.

The shock ratio represents the percentage of force required to compress the shock, compared to the force required to extend it.

Here's where I get confused...

When adjusting the shock to XF (the 90/10 setting according to CE), it is extremely tough to extend (decompress) the shock. I would assume that the XF setting would make it extremely easy to decompress the shock and extremely hard to compress it. This is not the case. This leads to the "R" setting being the most easiest to decompress and somewhat hard or equal to compress. Is this a typo on their site or is R (60/40) setting the correct setting for drag racing?

Thanks in advance.

Erik

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rockafellz
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posted 04-23-2003 05:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Oh, by the way, I spent an hour a few days ago stroking the shocks sideways. Sweat pouring and everything!!

Erik

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Moneymaker
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posted 04-23-2003 11:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:
Oh, by the way, I spent an hour a few days ago stroking the shocks sideways. Sweat pouring and everything!!

Erik


LOL!
Make certain you compress them fully when you adjust them.
Counter clockwise should be the softest setting.

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posted 04-24-2003 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rockafellz:

When adjusting the shock to XF (the 90/10 setting according to CE), it is extremely tough to extend (decompress) the shock. I would assume that the XF setting would make it extremely easy to decompress the shock and extremely hard to compress it. This is not the case. This leads to the "R" setting being the most easiest to decompress and somewhat hard or equal to compress. Is this a typo on their site or is R (60/40) setting the correct setting for drag racing?


Mine were the same way Eric.Now I'll have to take them back off and check them.Mine only have three dots know marking for firm xfirm or soft.So I just keept at them until the felt right?
Can I adjust them with reoming them from the car.I was thinking of just trying to get to them from the top and leave the lower half on the car.


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rockafellz
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posted 04-24-2003 10:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hey Scoop,

I strongly believe that is a typo on their site. I'll try to give'em a call. Based on your previous posts in another thread, I would leave it on R. I set mine to R. The car is definitely more looser than the KYBs that were on before.

We'll see how they perform. I still have to remove the 1" sway bar.

Erik

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RickBook
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posted 04-24-2003 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Fastymz:
Can I adjust them with removing them from the car.I was thinking of just trying to get to them from the top and leave the lower half on the car.

That's what I assumed I'd be doing. Seems like the way to go. Compress the shock and rotate it to whatever selection you want. Then extend it and tighten it.

It'd make it a little quicker between runs.


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rockafellz
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posted 04-25-2003 12:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockafellz   Click Here to Email rockafellz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think my hand/forearm would fit down there. R&R isn't that bad on the '65-'66 body. 2 mins tops per shock. The rear is another story if you still have your interior installed.

Erik

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RickBook
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posted 04-25-2003 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RickBook     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Moderator,

Did my follow up to rockafellz last post get removed?

Thanks,

Rick

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Fastymz
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posted 04-25-2003 04:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by RickBook:
Moderator,

Did my follow up to rockafellz last post get removed?

Thanks,

Rick


Rick I don't know what happen to it.I read it here early too.
Thats some thing SteveL can look into.

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SCOOP
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steve'66
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posted 04-25-2003 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for steve'66   Click Here to Email steve'66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
All I can add is,

Those shocks $UCK!

But you guys are already figuring that out like I did a couple years ago. Too bad they are the only economical option.

SteveW

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Fastymz
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posted 04-25-2003 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Now you tell me Steve.

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