Budget friendly front drag shocks?

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  1. Gearhed73

    Gearhed73 Well-Known Member

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    Hey guys. Just wanted some input into possible budget drag shocks. I’m not opposed to holding out until I have the budget for some nice double adjustable shocks.
    We are working with a 69 more door valiant. Manual steering, fresh front component and QA1 strut rods , not sure of T/B size(originally a 318 car)8.8 with super stock springs out back. Also running little drag radials. This isn’t a serious car, more of a street/strip mess around car. No real numbers yet, but really looking for a deep 12 off the spray.
    So at this level, is there anything to be gained from budget drag shocks? Or should I work with the stockers for the time being?
     
  2. 70aarcuda

    70aarcuda Master Hoader of SBM FABO Gold Member

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      RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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      Just do what the Mopar Performance Suspension Manual suggests. Get some standard hydraulic front shocks and drill holes in them to let the fluid out. I've done a couple of times. It works good.
       
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      • rumblefish360

        rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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        Ain’t that the same as no shocks....
        :rofl:
         
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        • RustyRatRod

          RustyRatRod Bla de blizhibliz de blatde blizi bla bla FABO Gold Member

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          No, actually it's not.
           
        • Biff

          Biff Cheep not easy

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          The sharp tech guys at the drag strip will catch that , had a guy with a g-body cheby did that ,thing would twist up good but tech guy pulled the car because nhra rules state must have 4 shocks in working order obviously the front two did sfa.
           
        • Gearhed73

          Gearhed73 Well-Known Member

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          Thanks guys. Looks like ill have another Summit order happening soon
           
        • brian6pac

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          Now you know the coil springs bounce way more than a torsion bar and that makes a big difference, that cheby would be way out of control at the big end, the mopar would be way more stable, but I prefer the CE shocks myself.
           
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