[DeTomaso] Bigger-Better-Heavy Duty Shocks for Silver State WOOPS -No Slacker Content
Mad Dog Antenucci
teampantera at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 25 13:55:53 EDT 2007
thanks Art....They might but I'm at 750 now....I could be wrong but I don't think springs alone will fix this problem.
Art Stephens <artstephens at charter.net> wrote: Wouldn't heavier springs do the job?
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WOOPS -No Slacker Content
> Off Roaders & JORN IN NORWAY:
> Bilstein and Aldan were wrong.....rebuilding the shocks for the Pantera
> with 25% more compression and rebound was not enough to stop full
> compression at the dips (at WOT) at Silver State in the Pantera....you
> couldn't have pulled a greased string out of my backside on the hardest
> hit so its back to the drawing board.;-]>
> In the last ORR I had another great run....engine although it had too
> much compression ;-]> ran great....the Pantera is handling better then it
> ever has.....but hitting full compression broke the ABS side skirts and
> bottom of the air dam in the dips. Shock mounts and chassis all look good
> and the Pantera stayed straight and true on full compression so no
> handling problem. Te ABS was meant to provide some added hi-speed
> stability which it did until it broke ;-]> but the ABS was also meant tobe
> the 'sacraficial lamb' which it also did but bottom line I still got
> full compression in dips above 145 mph
> So, as part of this winter's projects (MORE engine compression) ;-]> I
> need some customized shocks with added compression to handle these dips
> (aka WOOPS). I don't think there are any plans in 2008 to regrade the
> course dips so the challenge is to build shocks around the course
> No Col. I still can't afford those high tech $5 grand computerized units
> but a couple people I spoke too suggested adding a stop on top of springs
> to eliminate the 'full compression'.... the negative to that suggestion is
> others have suggested it could also cause wheel hop 'at speed' on full
> compression which could lead to loss of control and an off road 4x4
> excursion. ;-]> So goal is to STOP full compression.
> If YOU have a contact name of anyone you have personally dealed with on
> customized shocks for off-road conditions send it to me. I gotta figure
> those guys who are running offroad at 150 mph can help where
> roundy-rounders can't.
> JORN, SEND ME contact infor on the VIKINGS that ran 200 MPH last week.
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