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Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? #2576286
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Hello,

I am gathering parts and pieces to build a mild street and strip 440 Valiant. Should run high 12's or low 13's. 3.73 gears and upgraded factory springs or HD springs I guess. Not Super Stock Springs.

For a car such as is, what would be your recommended rear shock?

Are the CE rear adjustable shocks that much better than something I can get at the local auto parts store?

I am on a budget, and a friend wants to sell me some CE shocks is why I am asking.

Thank you!


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Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2576308
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I ran stock station wagon length Monroe's when I had super stocks Springs on the back of my car. I do run competition engineering adjustable fronts with the setting on 90/10 and drive it everywhere. Seems to work fine. I do have the Calvert 9 way single adjustable on the back now but really needs some double adjustables.

The faster you go the better shock you need!


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Pump gas, n/a, through the mufflers on street tires with 3.54's. 3,600 lbs.
10.01 @ 133mph with a 250 shot of nitrous an a splash of race gas. 1.36 60 ft. 3,700 lbs.

Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2576339
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I ran the parts store Monroematics in the pickup truck length with SS springs on my Satellite when I was running Bias ply D.O.T. slicks. When I switched to drag radials it started having a problem where it would hook, then start spinning 40 feet out or so.

I switched to the CE rear adjustable shocks and the problem went away and my 60 foot times improved a little. I've had a best 60 foot time of 1.66 which I think it pretty good for a street car that runs in the 7.80s in the 1/8 mile (which would be like mid 12s in the 1/4).

So if I had to do it again, I'd just buy the CE shocks in the first place.

Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2576511
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I'd save my money and buy a shock that you can tune in both directions. Anything else is a waste of money, even for what you want.

A double adjustable Viking is more than worth the money.


Just because you think it won't make it true. Horsepower is KING. To dispute this is stupid. C. Alston
Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2576634
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hi

ce 90/10 front mopar ss shocks rear here .

consitant 12.5 car .

Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2576650
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Ok. I think I will shoot for them. Sounds like the are an improvement over stockers.

They are less shipped than new cheapie from the local AZ so worst case it's ok. I mainly want to run down the track-soon. Even if it is not ideal at least I will be on the track.


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Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2576704
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I run them with S/S springs, the ride is not bad, on the front they are not the greatest unless you keep them turned up.

Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2576873
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I run the MP longer shocks on my 63. I just run SS springs so I use the longer shocks with no adjustments. Its old school from the 70's but still works fine for a low buck street car. It rides and drives fine on that setup. I do run the Comp 90/10 shocks up front. Ron

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Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: 383man] #2577105
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i have set up 12 second cars with the long, pickup monroe shocks. these hook good and ride fine on the street. these were not high hp cars, as the et's suggest. your mileage may vary.
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Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: madscientist] #2577157
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Originally Posted By madscientist
I'd save my money and buy a shock that you can tune in both directions. Anything else is a waste of money, even for what you want.

A double adjustable Viking is more than worth the money.


I agree 99%. Why, I guess that depends on how deep your pockets are and how willing you are to learn and work with what ya got! How much are those. Viking’s per shock?

Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: Rob C] #2577757
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This is for my first stab at the quarter. It may or may not have issues hooking. Because I am buying new shocks anyways, I thought I might make a modest upgrade. I am positive that a full-on Cal Tracs set up would be better, much better. But the budget is not there for that right now.


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Re: Competition Engineering Drag Shocks on a street car? [Re: toyotajeep] #2577887
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The CE should be fine in your application. I run my 11.0 street car with them. Never a spin issue. Runs low 1.5x 60ft. As the power goes up the shock requirements go up. My dedicated drag car has Koni/Afco double adjustable combo, mid 1.2x 60ft
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