Quick Tech: How To Tune QA1 Mod Series Shocks For Drag Racing

Suspension tuning is a skill that every racer needs to perfect if they want to win on a regular basis. There are numerous shock options on the market and each has varying features designed to help a racer’s program. QA1‘s MOD Series shock is among those with a plethora of settings, and understanding how to use them will help a racer get the most out of these shocks.

QA1 Mod Series shocks use a valve pack that allows you to change the valving of a shock without taking it apart or removing it from the vehicle. There are high-speed and low-speed adjustments available that provide a high level of adjustability and fine-tuning that can really dial in the operation.

Steve Smith and Tim Anderson from QA1 have provided some great information in this video about the various ways you can tune a QA1 Mod Series shock. The first thing covered is the theory about how to control a wheelstand with the Mod Series shock. Anderson breaks down exactly what to adjust on the shock to make sure the front end doesn’t climb too high, and how to prepare for the front end coming back down to the track surface.

The Mod Series shock can also be used under the rear of a vehicle, and Anderson explains what’s needed to maximize traction; including how many clicks you need to adjust each knob to get the most out of your Mod Series shock and what these adjustments will change.

You’ll want to watch this entire video to learn about how you can adjust your Mod Series shocks in detail. If you’re interested in learning more about these shocks other products from QA1, visit its website right here.

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Brian Wagner

Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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