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Post  Roger Dyess on June 27th 2017, 1:41 am

Have a 2700 pound door car with approx.800 h.p. I need opinions on who's shocks I might use on this square tube chassis Mustang. Have had Aldan Eagles on it. Satisfied but not much experience so looking for advice before replacing
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Re: Shocks

Post  DILLIGASDAVE on June 27th 2017, 3:08 am

In general I'm not a fan of using nitrogen charged shocks on the average drag car combo.

So IMO the fact that the Aldan/American Eagle coil overs are a nitrogen charged shock means they already have a strike against them in my book. Plus in the past they have shown they can often lose their nitrogen charge fairly quick leaving the shock's valving adjustment knob useless. This is because their shock valving relies on the nitrogen charge to work correctly.

TBH the Aldan/American Eagle coil overs (and their valving profile) are probably better suited for a street rod anyway. Besides there are a lot better single & double adjustable drag shock choices out there to choose from.
 
My shock pecking order from what I have messed with in the past.......

If money isn't a concern:
#1 Santhuff double adjustable
#2 Koni SPA1 double adjustable (non electric)


For the more budget minded:
#3 Strange single & double adjustable
#4 Qa1  single & double adjustable


Some that I haven't used but they are supposed to be OK......

(A) The "Jegs" branded coil overs (that are actually made by Qa1 with a Jegs sticker slapped on them) are supposed to be decent.

(B) The Viking drag shocks are also supposed to be good as well.

(C) Also a lot of people like the Afco drag stuff.
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Re: Shocks

Post  cool40 on June 27th 2017, 9:19 am

Strange dbl adj have been good for me. Cool
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Post  dfree383 on June 27th 2017, 12:19 pm

Is what you have getting the job done satisfactorily?

Or are you having issues?
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Post  Roger Dyess on June 27th 2017, 10:20 pm

Thanks for the advice and the time to do it. I have been happy with what I have. 17 years has passed since this Chassis Engineering frame was built with Aldan shocks. At that point it had an 88 Thunderbird body on it. It now has a 2000 Mustang body on it. After 17 years of wear and technology improving, I hope, I'm just looking to improve within my budget. Thanks again. This a project underway.
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