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Old 12-07-2007, 02:50 PM
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Default QA1 Shock Settings for 1/4 mile?

what settings do I use on my single adjustable QA1 shocks for the quarter mile?
I know the fronts need to be loose so 2 or 3 clicks from all the way in?
Rears should be firm so 9 or 10 clicks (out if 12 possible) from all the way out?

Anyone tried this or what?

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Old 12-07-2007, 06:06 PM
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what settings do I use on my single adjustable QA1 shocks for the quarter mile?
I know the fronts need to be loose so 2 or 3 clicks from all the way in?
Rears should be firm so 9 or 10 clicks (out if 12 possible) from all the way out?

Anyone tried this or what?

Conrad
You have the right idea on the fronts, on the backs I would start around 5-6 clicks. With the car sitting on ther ground, make your adjustments and then bounce the end of the car yioyu are adjusting, you want the front to come up easy and down stiffer, the rear to be pretty firm, not to soft, not to hard..
hope that helps,
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Old 12-07-2007, 07:02 PM
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guess I should have gotten the double adjustable, huh?
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:26 PM
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guess I should have gotten the double adjustable, huh?
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Not at all Conrad, they are a bit tougher to play with. I have the single adjustable in the back on mine. Very simple to adjust. Just using the shocks for adjustment is only a piece of the puzzle. You will still need to check your pinion angle, and a good set of tires to hook with. Setting up a suspension to hook at the track is like tuning a FAST.... it takes time, testing and lots of runs. I suggest you crawl under your rear end and check your pinion angle, I like to see somewhere between -3* and -4*, thats a good starting point to pretty much guarantee a good hook. But..... thats providing you have some good tires, with the proper air pressure. I like to start somewhere between 11 and 14lbs, depending on what kind of tire, some tires like a good burnout, some don't..... sounds easy,Huh......

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