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Off-Season Maintenance: Part 7 – Shocks

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High performance drag racing shocks make up an integral system on any fast doorslammer. Having the right set of shocks for your combination will produce substantial results in performance and handling. Because racing shocks are comprised of hundreds of intricate mechanisms, it is imperative that they are maintained properly throughout the race season.

The off-season is the perfect time to have your shocks professionally reviewed and dyno’d if necessary. This will ensure that your shocks are in proper working order when racing begins and could also save you from chasing your tune-up due to a car that is no longer responding as it did previously.

In this video, Tim McAmis highlights the basic steps to follow during routine inspection of a pair of drag racing shocks.

The DRA Off-Season Maintenance Series takes a detailed look at what items to inspect and address on your race car when the drag racing season comes to a close. By properly maintaining your vehicle during the off-season, you will be better prepared and able to campaign a highly competitive vehicle when racing resumes. In addition, you will prevent general fatigue and wear and tear from turning into catastrophic failures that could turn into costly repairs for you vehicle.


Off-Season Maintenance Series:

  • Part 1 – Overview & Chassis Inspection
  • Part 2 – Front Suspension, Brakes & Tires
  • Part 3 – Steering
  • Part 4 – Fuel System
  • Part 5 – Rear Housing & Brakes
  • Part 6 – Rear Suspension & Rod Ends
  • Part 7 – Shocks

  • Part 8 – Drive Shaft
  • Part 9 – Cables & Linkage
  • Part 10 – Safety Equipment
  • Part 11 – Batteries
  • Part 12 – Body Repair

PRODUCTS USED OR RELATED TO THIS VIDEO

Shock Dyno Service
SHOCK SERVICE
Nitrogen Fill Kit
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