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post #1 of 31 Old 10-07-2008, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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strange 10 way shocks

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anyone use these?

any positive or negative reviews??

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they work good. im going to run them on my hatch. they are adjustable to adapt to your conditions. but they are priced at 69 each so it wont fit in you 100 bucks.


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they work good. im going to run them on my hatch. they are adjustable to adapt to your conditions. but they are priced at 69 each so it wont fit in you 100 bucks.
i got a summit gift card that needs to be used! lol

but i just wanted to see if anyone had any good/bad points on them... i'll post up with results
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i don't think you'll hear of any negative reviews on them. they are well priced, proven to be a good quality product and practical. if you have any money left over, i need to order some stuff too.

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wow. i see a million threads about these.


everyone loves them plain and simple. you wont get one negetive comment about them.... buy them they will be the best suspension mod you'll do.
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I have a set that I bought 2nd hand and despite the adjustement knob feeling a little weird, they work well. Soften them up for poor track conditions, or tighten them up when the track is hooking well for better sixty foots.

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I use them front and rear and they are GREAT!

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Strange struts/shocks work for me!

Buy them.

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They worked for me. My car had a 1.44 60ft using Strange struts and shocks.
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I have the strange struts for the front/single adjustable coil over shocks in the rear. Get them


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Replacing lakewood 90/10s w/Strange 10-way adjustables. Did you guys have to put spacers underneath the CC plates? The lakewoods I had have two spacers, should I put it on?

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i dont run spacers... maybe im lucky?

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They work very well, worth the investment.

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Replacing lakewood 90/10s w/Strange 10-way adjustables. Did you guys have to put spacers underneath the CC plates? The lakewoods I had have two spacers, should I put it on?
never if the car is set up right and the right caster and camber plate is used!
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Wierd...I think they absolutely suck.

I put them on my car and all they did is bottom out and make loud popping noises.

The "adjustable" knobs locked up 6 months after owning them so I cant even adjust them anymore.

I actually sold the front ones and cant wait to get rid of the rears.
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Im with him ^^ I have heard of the same problems. I have always used qa1's
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Im with him ^^ I have heard of the same problems. I have always used qa1's
You guys are nutz, They are awesome! Call Strange they have great customer service as well!

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No problems with mine, had them over a year now. Work like brand new, and no leaking issues like some ''other'' brands tend to have.

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I have them on both of my cars and they work great! My 90 gt has been 1.31 with them.

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i broke my knob and strange sent out a new knob no questions asked and it was here next day.

they are the best bang for the buck. you cant complain about anything with the price.

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Its Nuts not Nutz hehehe. I just put coil over on the front and i left the spacers off (black rubber bushings)! Im consiering getting some real soon. Right after i find my lost 100 hp somewhere lol. Stupid car is Nuts.

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can you adjust the shocks while the car is on the ground?

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Its Nuts not Nutz hehehe. I just put coil over on the front and i left the spacers off (black rubber bushings)! Im consiering getting some real soon. Right after i find my lost 100 hp somewhere lol. Stupid car is Nuts.
...and it's nuts, not Nuts, no need for capitalization.

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I have the strange all the way around also, and have been 1.301 on 26/10's. A friend of mine had them on his and went 1.29 on 26/10 also.

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i run them all the way around also

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can you adjust the shocks while the car is on the ground?
Yep, I reach under and loosen them when I get to the track, then tighten them back up for the ride home. I run the passenger-side rear slightly stiffer than the drivers side. I'm hooking great with Strange on all 4 corners considering the stiff lowering springs I'm using up front.

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Wierd...I think they absolutely suck.

I put them on my car and all they did is bottom out and make loud popping noises.

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running coil overs and c/c plate I assume? They have a smaller shaft then most and will pop with some bands of caster/camber plates
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I bought QA1 struts in may 2004 & I didnt have nothing but trouble with them breaking the adjusting shalfs & dumping its oil!!!!
Ive been running my stange struts since march 2005 with no issues.

The only thing I saw good about the QA1s was they where lighter & where threaded for collovers.
I had them on a 12.00 car at that time.
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for the front

what is a good setting for drag racing for the front? soft or stiff?

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what is a good setting for drag racing for the front? soft or stiff?
"Depends on your car."
Weight tranfer that is not needed for traction is wasted ET.
I would start off with the loosest setting & adjust it tighter untill the front end bounces up & down when leaving the line (as in loading & unloading) then loosen it a setting.

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"Depends on your car."
Weight tranfer that is not needed for traction is wasted ET.
I would start off with the mid setting & if the front end bounces up & down when leaving the line then loosen them up till it stops bouncing (as in loading & unloading)
Since the Strange are not specifically a drag strut, the mid setting is quite tight and what I use for normal street driving. I'd use the 1-3 settings and experiment. You can see in the chart I made (below) that the middle setting will be fairly stiff on the extension side (lift for drag racing.)


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