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Old 03-17-2003, 01:00 AM
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I just got sum rear competition drag shocks for free! and was wondering if they were ok for street use i know there not good for freeway use but i never drive freeways anyways if i use them will they harm or mess up anything on my el camino or shoud i just settle for some edelbrock ias shocks? ps.(i jus want to launch hard and be able to put all 400 hp to the ground) any help will be great thanks......

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I don't see anything wrong with using rear 50/50's on the street. It's the front drag shocks that will make things a little interesting from time to time. You are expecting the rough ride.
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just curious....what will 90/10s do on the front when you drive on the street or highway?????
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Most are designed as 90/10. They will extend easily but will take a while to compress. If you were in a panic stop situation, you might have a little problem getting weight onto the front end quickly. Same with rough road. The front will raise too easily and will be slow to sit back down.
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yea but those r for the front and i got rear! will they work coo for some hard launching at the stoplight? will i have problems on the street?
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[quote]...will i have problems on the street?<hr></blockquote>

I see no problems other than a rough ride.
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cool thanks! now i was just wondering if i should jus run some regular kyb's up front and some heavy duty springs from suspension technologys for some good weight transfer i have the back done now im jus curious to what i should run in the front any suggestions anyone?
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I don't know what kind of car you are building, but if it is just mostly for straight line use, use the lightest shocks you can find (usually the cheapest) for quick extension and it will still give you road control for normal driving. Same with the springs, lightest duty you can find or most likely the ones you already have.

Another trick for quick weight transfer is removal of the front sway bar. But this isn't practical for street use. You might find a used sway bar off a six cylinder model and make sure the frame mount isolators are well greased to allow the bar to move quickly.
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cool thanks well this is all going in my 70' elcamino with 383 stroker&400 hp i wanted to run the drag shocks for the rear and not the front cause its my daily driver and im all over the streets anyways plus i live in so.cal where its practically never raining or has any bad weather to where it wouldnt be bad if i ran anything else than regular shocks or performance ones im just looking for that ground pounding launch.
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Just another thought...if you do replace the front springs, make sure the control arm bushings are not worn and/or binding. All of the front suspension has to be in good shape to allow it to move freely when launching.

Enjoy and don't forget you won't be able to road race it set up this way.
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