Shocks and Battery

Here's a shot of ShockTek's latest and greatest - remote reservoir, double adjustable shocks. The shock is the black cylinder on the left. The blue bottle is the reservoir, and it is filled with oil and nitrogen. The stainless steel line connects the two together. The black circle is the upper shock mount, which uses a spherical bearing (instead of a nylon bushing) to locate the shock rod. The big bottle on the right is a bottle of nitrogen, used to charge the shock reservoir via a valve in the base of the canister (just like a tire)

Here's the reservoirs for the rear shocks, mounted in the car. They're attached to the upper strut tower brace with some zip ties. The red knob is the compression (bump) adjustment; the rebound adjustment is in the top of the shock rod.

This is the rear shock and spring, as seen through the rear wheel well. The line (and a retaining clip) are visible to the right.

Here's the battery in its new home in the back of the car. The smaller wire is for the fuel pump rewire. It's a Baker Precision sealed gel cell, it weighs 12lbs, and it has 30 more CCA than the stock battery. The mount is another product of our home shop.

Update 2010: When we got these shocks, we were convinced we were all that and a bag of chips too, because these were the most advanced shocks in our class, and probably in the whole sport.

When ShockTek went out of business, that forced us to start learning about all the black magic that we had been taking for granted... and Boy Howdy did we ever learn a lot. Story is continued here and here