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Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? #2666345
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Hi guys tell me about your Experiences and adjusting

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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: RAY1969CARS] #2666348
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I bought some lightly used 3 way adjustable CE's. I put them on the 90/10 setting and leave them there all the time street or strip. They seem to work fine for my level of performance.

As I recall they were a little confusing on the adjustment markings and opposite of what they should have been. work


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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: GY3] #2666363
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I run these too but have never been clear on how to set for 90/10.

Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: GY3] #2666393
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Originally Posted by GY3
I bought some lightly used 3 way adjustable CE's. I put them on the 90/10 setting and leave them there all the time street or strip. They seem to work fine for my level of performance.

As I recall they were a little confusing on the adjustment markings and opposite of what they should have been. work



Same for me as I put them on the 90/10 setting and leave them there. And mine is a street/strip car also. Drives and handles fine. And works ok at the track. Ron

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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: 383man] #2666423
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Same set up here. Got a pair for $10(yes $10) at the Indy swap meet a few years back. One wouldn't adjust, but was set on 90/10, so I set the other one there and it works fine. Better than the old "loose" stock shocks I had on there before.

Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: 67_Satellite] #2666590
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Originally Posted by 67_Satellite
Same set up here. Got a pair for $10(yes $10) at the Indy swap meet a few years back. One wouldn't adjust, but was set on 90/10, so I set the other one there and it works fine. Better than the old "loose" stock shocks I had on there before.


I sold a set that were on my car for>10 Year’s for $10 not too long ago. Internet deal, not the ones you bought. Ya! Pain in the butt to adjust. Set them on 90/10 and left them that way.

Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: RAY1969CARS] #2666612
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I've used several different sets on different A boy Mopar, BB and SB, automatics and stick shift.
They all worked okay BUT if your going to make big HP with marginal traction then you will need a better set of front shocks like the Koni SPA or better up twocents


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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: Cab_Burge] #2666763
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Never cared for them. Always seemed real stiff and never could get them to adjust to the 90/10 setting...don't think so anyway.


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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2666803
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They worked fine on my car for years, but that was on a 3800# car running 11s - 12s.
I never had an issue with adjusting them. twocents


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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: Roughbird72] #2666826
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It is tricky adjusting them.
I ran them on all 4 corners of a S/S spring 9 sec A body for years. Worked great


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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: B3422W5] #2666859
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Originally Posted by B3422W5
It is tricky adjusting them.
I ran them on all 4 corners of a S/S spring 9 sec A body for years. Worked great



Do you remember what you adjusted the backs to?

Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: RAY1969CARS] #2666866
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Originally Posted by RAY1969CARS
Originally Posted by B3422W5
It is tricky adjusting them.
I ran them on all 4 corners of a S/S spring 9 sec A body for years. Worked great



Do you remember what you adjusted the backs to?


I remember with the S/S springs i had the back left the loosest and back right tighter
40/60 back left, 50/50 back right. Never used the tightest setting

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Re: Competition engineering drag shocks? How do you like them ?? [Re: B3422W5] #2667063
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Originally Posted by B3422W5
Originally Posted by RAY1969CARS
Originally Posted by B3422W5
It is tricky adjusting them.
I ran them on all 4 corners of a S/S spring 9 sec A body for years. Worked great



Do you remember what you adjusted the backs to?


I remember with the S/S springs i had the back left the loosest and back right tighter
40/60 back left, 50/50 back right. Never used the tightest setting


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