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Best rear adjustable shocks for an FC?

Old 09-25-02, 03:18 PM
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Best rear adjustable shocks for an FC?

I need something foor the rear of my car to help promote the anti squat..Aside from haveing custom springs made in a stiffer rate i need the shocks to fine tune the combo..Ive seen the gab shocks avail as well as konis or i beleave KYBs..Wich brand has the better adjustment range that will help me planmt the rear tires on slicks and a lot of power..
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iv heard good things about those tein shocks
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hey try posting this in the 2nd gen forum you will get alot more responses
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Tein shocks will stop the car from squating so much... However, that is not what you need to get more power on the ground (you mentioned slicks, assuming you are talking about drag race).

to get more traction, you should make sure your tire gets as much contact area as possible. You do want the squat, that will help using the weight transfer for traction.

Try the HKS drag suspension, or some drag-valved koni in the rear.
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Re: Best rear adjustable shocks for an FC?

Originally posted by PhillyFabrication&Design
I need something foor the rear of my car to help promote the anti squat..Aside from haveing custom springs made in a stiffer rate i need the shocks to fine tune the combo..Ive seen the gab shocks avail as well as konis or i beleave KYBs..Wich brand has the better adjustment range that will help me planmt the rear tires on slicks and a lot of power..
With the set-up you've got (a very nice 800 hp V-8), and the obvious skills to do it, I don;t see why yopu shouldn't convert to a 9" 4-link setup with custom coilover's. You will get much better results on the strip.
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Originally posted by osdesigns
to get more traction, you should make sure your tire gets as much contact area as possible. You do want the squat, that will help using the weight transfer for traction.
The stifffness of your suspension does not change your total front/rear weight transfer (with the one exception of the car pitching significantly, in which case, the static weight distribution changes slightly while the car is pitched, but that effect is minor).

The squat is a side effect of the softer suspension and it is the softer suspension which allows greater mechanical grip, not the squat (assuming camber effects are not dominating).

Sorry to not have any information directly relating to shock recommendations.
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