Adjustable shocks are a drag racer’s best friend but they are also a device that can get gets spun out pretty hard without a plan or some basic ideas on how to properly use them. See, anyone can turn the knobs and make adjustments to the compression and rebound of the shocks but there’s a far smaller group of racers who can do it effectively and in a way that’s driven more by knowledge than guessing. We’re certainly not chassis engineers around here but the good thing is that we know a bunch of them and that’s a good thing. AFCO has some great tech on their site on a number of different topics. Today we’re showing you one of their tech documents and it is based around adjustable drag shocks.
If you are adding adjustable shocks and want some ideas on how to get started in dialing your car in, this is a great read. If you have adjustable drag shocks and the car doesn’t feel right or work right, this may provide enough info to get you on the path to consistent launches and better down track handling. This was written for guys running dragsters but the basic info here will be of benefit for any drag racer. What’s cool is that they break out their tuning tips through elapsed time brackets. That means if your car has a new bullet for the upcoming season and you are planning on really stepping on it, you can make your first hits with a revised shock setting program and make those initial hits of the throttle more productive and fun.
This is a great read!
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