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CometGT1974
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posted 08-05-2002 10:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
OK, here they are...I finally installed the shocks that Calvert Racing says work the best with there traction bars. These are Rancho RS 9000 5-way adjustable shocks...yep, you read correctly, truck shocks on my Comet...they said that they have gotten the best results with these shocks so I got a pair....the installation is not the easiest in the world but should yield some good results...here's a picture

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-05-2002 12:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Nicely done!

I thought all 71-up Maverick/Comets had staggered shocks? Did you move one?

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CometGT1974
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posted 08-05-2002 12:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I moved them both to around behind the rearend and placed them both straight up and down with a slight angle to the rear of the vehicle...this is how Calvert Racing said to put them in...new upper and lower shock mount....

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-05-2002 08:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by cpmaverick:
I thought all 71-up Maverick/Comets had staggered shocks?

Really? That's cool!

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cpmaverick
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posted 08-05-2002 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, not for me though Steve

I looked into staggering mine but my new exhaust is in the way. Maybe I can fit shocks in this fashion, I'll have to look into it.

What application, if any, are these shocks for?

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CometGT1974
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posted 08-06-2002 11:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm not sure what the application is but the part# is RS9136...

it's a shock eye on the top and a stud on the bottom....I used the Competition Engineering upper shock mount kit...

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posted 08-09-2002 01:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good luck. We have had nothing but trouble with the Ranchos when you start making some HP.

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CometGT1974
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posted 08-27-2002 05:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CometGT1974   Click Here to Email CometGT1974     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So if i'm not happy with the Rancho's what shock would you suggest I use??

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