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I was wondering what the shock ratio means? like for example 60/40, 80/20, or 90/10 ratio. And also what is the best ratio for the front shock for drag racing? And also the back on a gm a body car when I go up to the track and race?

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90/10s are considered best for a drag only car, but wouldn't be very good on the street.

The ratio, I believe, is 90 percent release and 10 percent compression of the shock. That means it will release quickly which puts the front end up and keeps it there a long time. Better for traction, when you think about it.
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shock ratio's refer to compound and rebound or compress and extend or the rate at wich they do that.

so if you have a 90 10 shock in the front of your drag car it will extend at about 10% resistance but it will compress at about 90% resistance this is helpfull for a drag car to allow the front to lift and transfer weight to the rear.

other ratios that you use should depend on what type of driving you do such as street or race applications
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