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Sold individually, Competition Engineering 3-Way Adjustable Drag Shocks are designed to allow the racer to dial-in the race car to meet changing track conditions. Shock valving plays a very important role in the way your car will perform both during initial launch and throughout the quarter mile. The principle behind this shock absorber design is to allow the front end of the race car to rise rapidly upon initial launch, creating greater weight transfer and better traction to the rear tires. As the car travels down the track, the front end will gradually descend to its ride height without unloading the rear tires, which is a major cause of wheel spin. The rear shocks work in conjunction with the front shocks making the transition from initial launch to top end charge as smooth as possible.
When using Competition Engineering's Rear Drag Shocks with a leaf spring suspension, you'll see a greater amount of chassis separation than before. This means your suspension is working to plant the rear tires to give you the utmost in traction. For cars with rear coil springs and factory 4-link, you'll notice increased squat in the rear suspension, which applies more weight to the rear tires to increase their traction.
Competition Engineering Front Drag Shocks are adjustable in three ratios: 90/10, 80/20 and 60/40. These ratios reflect the percentage of force required to extend and compress the shock absorber. You can quickly change the valve setting by simply compressing the shock fully and rotating the shaft until the indexing notch mates with the desired setting on the body. It's as simple as twist and click.
Competition Engineering Rear Drag Shocks are also adjustable in three ratios: 30/70, 40/60 and 50/50. These ratios also represent the percentage of force required to compress and extend the shock unit. Only this time the first number is compression and the second extension. These shocks also adjust by compressing them fully and rotating to the desired setting on the body.
NOTE: These shocks are designed for DRAG RACE use only! Not for street use.
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Front Drag Shock
Rear Drag Shock
What Are Competition Engineering Adjustable Drag Shocks Common Pros and Cons?
Competition Engineering 3 way adjustable drag shocks allow the driver to adjust the valving, which helps improve drag racing launch performance. These shocks are also nicely priced with a simple design as well as high quality components and assembly. Due to the design, 3-way adjustable drag shocks by competition engineering do require removal in order to change the valve ratio, unlike other designs, which can be adjusted with the turn of a knob on the shock body.
Which Competition Engineering Adjustable Drag Shocks Are Best?
The best Competition Engineering adjustable drag shock is the one that properly fits your vehicle. If your shock mounting brackets and suspension are matched to OEM specifications, using the vehicle fitment guide will help you find the correct shocks. For modified or custom suspensions, the shock dimension and mounting spec guide provides a great reference for the proper-fitting shock.
How Much Do Competition Engineering Adjustable Drag Shocks Cost?
Competition Engineering adjustable drag shocks start at just over $70 each and increase to over $100, depending on the length, mounting design, and application.