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#1 fastrakpr

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 10:56 AM

FASTRAK DOES NOT HAVE A SPEC SHOCK RULE, WE HAVE A SPEC SHOCK OPTION. Geez the rumors people start sometimes LOL.


Listen if you just HAVE TOO spend $1000 - $1500 each for NEW shocks, go for it. Just don't complain about the cost of tires, fuel or a $100 entry fee when you do. If ALL teams were on the spec shock deal, it would be cheaper on everyone, but believe what you will. I am over it. I tried to help, but the people that SELL YOU the high dollar shocks, are the same ones telling you to go against spec shocks Uhhh duhhhhh.


Spec shocks on single springs won the track championship at a track in TN against open shocks and stacks so its been proven and if you still can't believe it, spend all you want.


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:20 PM

whats wrong with putting a shock rule in? an keeping the cost down........just curious.




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Posted 19 December 2019 - 05:36 PM

Wasn't Stan talking to shock people a while back and was going to come up with a alternative to the costs of shocks getting out of hand ?

So what happened to that ?


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Posted 20 December 2019 - 09:08 AM

Wasn't Stan talking to shock people a while back and was going to come up with a alternative to the costs of shocks getting out of hand ?

So what happened to that ?

good question. I thought so too.




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Posted 20 December 2019 - 12:08 PM

We worked hand in hand with AFCO and developed the AFCO Crate Spec Shocks. They retail for $187 each. However, they are not mandatory in the FASTRAK Racing Series, but are an option. 




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Posted 20 December 2019 - 12:24 PM

We worked hand in hand with AFCO and developed the AFCO Crate Spec Shocks. They retail for $187 each. However, they are not mandatory in the FASTRAK Racing Series, but are an option. 

 

From that I figure you and AFCO have found the $187 dollar custom crate shock works just fine and will run equal to or with with any high dollar shock.

 

If i'm understanding correctly it sounds good to me until proven otherwise by experience.




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Posted 20 December 2019 - 01:28 PM

 

From that I figure you and AFCO have found the $187 dollar custom crate shock works just fine and will run equal to or with with any high dollar shock.

 

If i'm understanding correctly it sounds good to me until proven otherwise by experience.

 

 

https://racestud.com...ounty-speedway/

 

https://racestud.com...nue-to-perform/

 

https://www.stlracin...27/#post-929902

 

https://racestud.com...onship/?hl=afco

 

There's a few examples.  I'm sure like anything else, most of the times when it comes to a "cheaper" alternative or something that isn't proven or showing the be the next best thing right off the bat, most of the top guys are going to stick with what they have.  Not saying this shocks would or wouldn't be the next best thing, but if some top finishing guys would switch over to them, there may be more or better results.  But that's not going to happen, as they already have so much invested into their shock program, and the old saying of it it ain't broke don't fix it, would likely keep them from switching.




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Posted 20 December 2019 - 03:06 PM

 

 

https://racestud.com...ounty-speedway/

 

https://racestud.com...nue-to-perform/

 

https://www.stlracin...27/#post-929902

 

https://racestud.com...onship/?hl=afco

 

There's a few examples.  I'm sure like anything else, most of the times when it comes to a "cheaper" alternative or something that isn't proven or showing the be the next best thing right off the bat, most of the top guys are going to stick with what they have.  Not saying this shocks would or wouldn't be the next best thing, but if some top finishing guys would switch over to them, there may be more or better results.  But that's not going to happen, as they already have so much invested into their shock program, and the old saying of it it ain't broke don't fix it, would likely keep them from switching.

They performed very well. Can't disagree with your "ain't broke, don't fix it" philosophy on why some don't switch. But these AFCOs cost what their service on their current shocks cost per year. The rebuilds on the AFCOs are $50 and $75 if it needs a new shaft. 
Tim Byrd won the track championship at Volunteer with no weight break and against a very inclusive shock rule. 




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Posted 20 December 2019 - 08:51 PM

The words that jumped out for me were NOT MANDATORY. I like having options, also in today"s market that"s not a bad price.




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Posted 21 December 2019 - 05:54 AM

He couldn't make them mandatory because you still have guys that are bolting shocks on that cost 10 times the price of a spec shock. I like that the guy running the spec beats the guy with a wall full of 1500.00 shocks.





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