PRI 2010: Bilstein Shocks New 10 Way Single Adjustable Shock Shaft
Bilstein Shocks has added another option for their BGT, ASN, SN and SNS series shocks, which will make it even more tunable for the driver and crew. We talked with Pat MacCaulay, Motorsports Shock Expert at Bilstein Shocks, about the new release. Pat told us that this adjustable shaft had just arrived from their research and development facility late last week.
We asked MacCaulay what applications this adjustable shock shaft would be useful in. He responded with, “Any application where you want an adjustable shock, or any series where adjustable shocks are allowed.” The primary target for the shafts are Late Model race cars (dirt and asphalt), Modified racecars, street/strip cars and road racers. “Even hot street cars can benefit from these adjustable shafts.”
They are available in lengths from 4″ to 9″ in one inch increments for the BGT, ASN, SN and SNS series shocks, and will work with coilover or big springs. These can be picked up in check valve version, which controls the rebound and compression uniformly, or in unchecked version for starting set up or road racing.
Features of the Bilstein Shocks 10 Way Single Adjustable Shock Shaft:
- 10 adjustment clicks.
- Uniform controlled pattern for each click.
- Can be used with adjustable compression canister for a total 20 clicks of adjustment.
- Comes with 1/2″ heim or 15mm heim shaft rod end.
MacCaulay was quick to point out that; “This adjustable shaft has the most uniform pattern of adjustment, per click, that has been designed.” For proof he brought out the shock dyno graph that had just been tested at their Southern California facility.
This optional adjustable shock shaft seems to fill the need for racers that want a little more fine tuning adjustability in their Bilstein shocks. For more information on Bilstein Shocks or the new adjustable shock shaft, visit them at www.bilsteinus.com.