You, amongst all the team drives are somewhat unique in using the plastic shock absorbers.
I am just curious as to why you keep using the plastic shocks, when, as a team driver, you can get the alloy ones.
BTW I can get the alloy ones, but I get by perfectly well with the plastic items - my reasoning, albeit probably wrong, is that they are in fact lighter in weight, so there's a lower unsprung weight.
Hi Lohan, sorry for the delay. i have been traveling and then a small vacation with my family.
Yes i like the plastic shocks. I do sometimes use the aluminum ones and they work great too. I feel like the plastic shocks are easier to build for me, I like that i can fill them and screw the cap on without bleeding them, then i like to let the shock rest upside down for a bit then bleed them threw the bottom cap. I feel it is just a bit easier to build and bleed that way.
The plastic shocks are lighter but i dont think that unsprung weight is the advantage BC all that is truely unsprung is the piston ,shaft, spring cup and bottom ball end, which are the same peces with both aluminum and plastic shocks. The spring, body and caps is not nessissarily unsprung weight. Im sure that someone proper schooling could break that down for us but that someone is not me, LOl.
But in the end Im sure that other drivers would have equally compelling reasons for why they dont use plastic shocks