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Cockpit Shock Adjuster Tool

8/28/2018
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Adjustable shocks seem to be a common option these days, especially when it comes to an outlaw class, whether it be wing or non-wing. With these two classes you are able to have cockpit shock adjusters, which open the door to a variety of adjustments you can make inside the car. It is very important to choose the correct cockpit adjuster. If you are someone who likes to fine tune shocks and make sure it is a precious movement, then the CSI Cockpit Shock Adjuster Assembly is going to be the right choice for you.

If you have ever taken your adjustable shock and turned the adjustable eyelet, you will notice that with each movement, it makes a “click” feel. This term is used often at the race track when you ask a driver what he did with his shocks. He may explain to you “Oh, I took five clicks out of it” or you may hear “I added six clicks”. Drivers like to classify a “click” as an adjustment to the shock, where if you look at a shock dyno sheet you will notice that with each click the value changes. A driver will fine tune the value of the shock to the track conditions as well as the style of his or her driving.

With that being said, what makes this particular dial different than the other is that it has eight detents per turn of adjustment. This helps you to know how many clicks you are taking in or out just by the knob itself. With the others, it is just a turning knob. What I mean by that is you aren’t able to feel the detents or the clicks with the turn of the knob, so you are just turning the dial not knowing the amount of clicks you are adding or taking out of the shock. This may be okay with some drivers, but I personally do not like to do it this way. I prefer to be able to fine tune my shocks, even if it may be just one click. I also recommend fine tuning each corner, some more than others.

Given the reasons above, I would choose this cockpit shock assembly over all the other cockpit shock assemblies on the market. It is important to remember that when you mount this adjuster, do not bind up the cable and make it go through hoops in order to get it to your shock. The last thing you would want is your cable to be bound up not allowing you to make adjustments. You also don’t want your cable to start splitting, which is caused by binding. Making big loops and not cutting sharp corners will keep the cable from binding up and will allow you to turn your knob freely.

It is a simple tool, but it could be the difference between you taking the win or finishing second because you didn’t make the precise shock adjustment. Of course, it has a mounting bracket on the knob with two holes. Some people make brackets that they can bolt their knob too and others zip tie it to their frame. I highly recommend this cockpit shock adjuster to give you the most precise adjustments. Good luck at the races.

It is a simple tool, but it could be the difference between you taking the win or finishing second because you didn’t make the precise shock adjustment. Of course, it has a mounting bracket on the knob with two holes. Some people make brackets that they can bolt their knob too and others zip tie it to their frame. I highly recommend this cockpit shock adjuster to give you the most precise adjustments. Good luck at the races.

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