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    So how are you liking the new shocks, and what spring rates are you running now?
    Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmortensen View Post
    So how are you liking the new shocks, and what spring rates are you running now?
    So far after trying them at 2 different tracks I like them alot. At Cal speedway which was a bigger and smoother track, everything felt solid, flat and no strange issues. We did almost loose a shock nut after it backed off and popped up on top of the motor. The loose shock caused the car to pull to oneside. I was lucky it happened during a full coarse yellow since some Vett was on fire, could have ended up into the wall at 125mph! Cindy's good eyes found the nut resting on the motor so we didn't loose any track time. Hunting for one of these nuts would have cost me one of my own. At WSIR the track is much different and I still liked the way the car felt. It was a cold day with 30mph winds that pushed the car around and made the handling little odd at times. But I did notice improvement in even temps and tire wear on all for corners. We also had 3 different people comment how well the car looked in the turns from behind. The day was cut short after one of us flat spotted a rear tire and burned a patch down to the cords. I think that one started from Cal. Speedway and we finished it off at Willow. I had also thought I could adjust the bias some and add it more rear braking... oops too much.

    We did the VW Rabbit Bilstein shock converesion with the F4-P30-0032-MO shocks and had them revalved for 300/100. Picked this it up from you guys talking at HybidZ. Had a few issues with shortening the new gland nuts, and then after loosing a shock nut I milled that one down so it would catch more threads into the nylon and not back off. It stayed in place at Willow no more issues. We went from 300F/275R springs to now 325F/300R. Use to have some Tokiko shocks and after removing them discovered they were bad, so it was time for a change.

    We did these changes at the same time we did the Arizona/Wilwood big brake conversion too (and by the way will put your nose to the windshield easily). So we have alot of change going on, almost too much to take in and understand. We both like the feel at California, but Cindy wasn't sold on the set up at Willow. She is more sensitive to change where as I adapt quicker and don't mind... I often need to figure out what she is feeling in the car and make changes according which in the long run helps me too. Go figure, guess it's the womans touch?

    Next we need to put the car on some scales and corner weight it, never had it balanced yet. We are new at this and need to do some more homework to see where a good starting point is.

    This shock change was not without it's little bugs to over come, but once you've done it, ain't no big thing. There is just not perfect instruction written on it you can follow, but that's what made it fun and now we have some new limits of the car to discover.
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    Nice pictures! Looks like you are having some fun. Seems like Cindy likes to pass Mustangs, !

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    Good info there. Thanks a bunch.

    Pics look great by the way!
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    Car looks great Craig! great video!

    We are going to do speedventures june 30th at Willow any interest? lots of track time, and a bunch of Datsuns should be fun!! PM me for details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron carter View Post
    Car looks great Craig! great video!

    We are going to do speedventures june 30th at Willow any interest? lots of track time, and a bunch of Datsuns should be fun!! PM me for details.
    Yeah, I'm interested. I guess Cindy needs to work a couple extra days (lol) cause my list keeps growing...

    May 9th OTR at Willow.

    June 8-10 Nasa at Buttonwillow (got camp reservations already and Cindy loves that track, but hate the down load class after each session-blah!)

    June 27th OTR at Willow, Maybe change to...
    June 30th Speedventures at Willow

    plus another set of Toyos, this time....

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    Yeah come out and play on the weekend with us. We are going just the 30th of June, but you can sign up for both the 30th of June and the 1st of July you wish.

    My wife is bringing her 05 Mini to try out driving on the track (her first time) so it should be a great fun!! lot's of estrogen on the track....

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