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50/50 doesn't have anything to do with "stiff" - it's the percent of bias between extension and rebound in the shock. You should NOT use "drag shocks" on a daily. They are not made for it. Go get some Monroe's at Pep Boys for that. 50/50 in the rear and a 90/10 in front are OK for a weekend cruiser but don't expect great handling.
 

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What have you got under the hood? What rear gear? What tranny? What kind of 60ft you hoping for? You may not need those shocks.
 

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What stall converter? What are the details of the 349?

You may be fine with slicks and shocks that will handle well on the street. Adjustables are a good choice.
 

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You might want to stay with your current shocks and run some slicks. I think you might be surprised especially once the caltracks are dialed in. Even a set of M/T drag radials might do.
 

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If you're buying Caltracks, get the recommended Rancho 9000s for the rear. For an occasional, the 90/10 won't make much difference to you but will at the strip. I put adjustables on mine years ago then got lazy and just left it at 90/10. I still take the occasional drive. With a good front end setup (poly, fresh parts, etc) you can even do without the sway bar.
 

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I had a set of custom QA1 coil overs made up for my Bird, and love them. They are adjustable, and gi from 50/50 to 90/10. I have driven it around town at 90/10 many times with no front sway bar with no problems. Would not do any high speed mountain driving like that, but it is fine for normal driving.

 

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Yep, front drag springs work best when there are more coils, but a lesser lb per inch rating. I use 250 lb for normal streer driving, and will be using 200 lb for strip use. These are 14 inch long springs.
 
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