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    How should I set my koni shocks in the rear for maximum traction off the line? I've got a full aftermarket rear suspension. Right now I have all 4 set roughly in the middle.

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    Damn nobody huh? WTF are u guys that have konis set at? Full soft in the rear or what?

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    Calm down and wait a minute...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpopham22 View Post
    How should I set my koni shocks in the rear for maximum traction off the line? I've got a full aftermarket rear suspension. Right now I have all 4 set roughly in the middle.
    I dont know if its right but i set mine to hardest in the back and softest in the front for the strip.

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    You would want soft in the rear and firmer up front.

    The object is to transfer weight to the rear on launch. Soft in the rear would allow the rear to squat, planting more weight on the rear tires, hence more traction.

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    That's what a was thinking,Ty Jon you are really earning that tech team badge

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    Unless you're running double adjustable Koni's, you can't control compression. Up front I'd go soft to get the front end up which will aid weight transfer by allowing the shocks to extend faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    If I could thread jack for a second...

    If I'm understanding correctly for street use on a car that will never see the track running full soft is probably a good bet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by phoenix05 View Post
    If I could thread jack for a second...

    If I'm understanding correctly for street use on a car that will never see the track running full soft is probably a good bet?
    Correct. That is how I understand it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Correct. That is how I understand it.
    Alright thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by 35th-ANV-SS View Post
    Correct. That is how I understand it.
    Do you mean full soft all the way around, or just rears?

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    Wow just ran it last night with my shocks set in the middle......2.7 sec 60ft time,had to let off and roll then floor it again......14.5 at 105 mph wtf

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    Mine are set at full soft in the rear and 3 sweeps away from full soft in the front. I cut a 1.9X 60' (I'm a M6) and a 13.1 @ 108MPH and I only have LT's/exhaust/lid for mods.

    Do you have times before the shocks? Are you lowered? Do you have lower control arms and relocation brackets? If you are lowered, did you adjust your pinion angle on your torque arm to compensate? That is assuming you have an adjustable torque arm.

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    I am on stranos,full umi rear suspension and every piece is adjustable,brackets,and my pinion angle is -2,I ran 13.2 about a yr ago b4 headers and suspension,the track felt slick,very slick

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