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Old 02-03-2008, 01:16 PM
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Shock Design

I am looking at shocks and have noticed that some are twin tube and triple tube.

Does anybody know that characteristic differences are between the different designs?

Also, what are the differences between gas charged or not gas charged? There is no price difference, looking at the QA1's.

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hey 70 bird, go with the KONI adjustable shocks, they will last longer than you will. summit sells them, they are pricey, but they are cheap for what you get. once you buy KONIs you will never buy anything else. i have been running on KONI shocks for 30 years. the 30 year old KONIs i am referring to are on my C2 corvette, they work just like the day i put them on. hey, didn't i answer a shock position question for you last night???
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Yes you did, and with the info I was looking for. Thanks.

I'm looking at the QA1's because of the ease of adjustability. It appears that Koni does not have the externally adjustable shocks for my application. I've contacted them and am waiting for a reply.

I'm not too worried about how long they'll last. Eventually a late model Corvette suspension is going under the bird.
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you are right, with the KONIs you have to push the shock all the way down to engage the tangs (like a screwdriver slot) to adjust the stiffnes. there are 3 turns from stiff to very-very stiff. i just start at 1 -1/2 turns, the KONIs are so stiff you have to clamp the top of the shock in a vice and pull on the bottom to get them to extend. how many times are you going to crawl under your your car to adjust that little wheel on the QA-1s??? go with whatever shocks you preferr, but i will stay with the KONIs. thats just my opinion after 30 years of useing them.
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