Alrighty everyone, here's part two of this review! In this post I will be talking about how they ride and what settings I'm running. So let's kick this off.
I drove around on Saturday with the shocks set to "0" clicks. On these shocks, there is 6 clicks in eachs full turn of the adjustment knob, and you have 3 full turns it can Make for a total of 18 clicks. So how does the shocks ride on 0?
They ride a little softer then stock. Keep in mind I am still on the stock Laredo springs and I am lighter then a 4x4 and any of the V8's. Therefore it takes less adjustment for them to get extreme stiff. I'll touch on this in a minute. Anyway, 0 clicks is a touch softer then stock but still exhibit good roll control. On hard launches it does show some squat and it can be felt. But for a setting that works on long road trips, I like it.
So what feels like stock? Well "3" clicks feels the closest to how the stockers felt maybe ever so slightly stiffer. It feels stock, launches like stock but with better then Stock body control. I can't really go on about this setting as it well, feels stock. It's a good daily setting.
Well a lot of drag jeeps use these shocks, what setting launches good? So far I find "5" clicks up from 0 launches the hardest. It feels better off the line and has little squat when digging into the throttle. I could adjust to 4 or 6 clicks depending on track conditions. How does 5 feel on the road? Well it's moderately stiff on the stock springs. You will feel bumps and the ride is harsher. So let's keep going up shall see?
"10" clicks up from 0... I reserve this setting for road courses and autocross events. I dare not go higher on the adjustment knob as on 10 clicks it will make the smoothest of roads feel rough. I felt every imperfection in the road. So on rougher tracks and courses I can dial down as low as 7 clicks. Body roll on 10 is just about non existent and allows me to push harder thru corners on my test section of road. It turns a 20 mph road into a 65mph road.
Time to be brave here.....
..."18" clicks, the full stiffness adjustment. I call this the spine shattering setting. On this setting there is absolutely no give and no forgiveness here. You will feel every pebble and even things that are soft lol. Your only suspension here is the tires themselves!
So what are my thoughts of these shocks?
These shocks are very well put together and are even rebuildable. They have machined aluminum bodies and use high quality seals and materials. The use polyurethane bushings in the shocks mounts. They are made by QA1 for Stage6 motorsports.
Here is the site to order them....
I am currently working to track down the part number for them and also seeing if they have a front shock that I could use too