When drag racing really took off as an American motorsport, not a lot of thought was given to the suspension setup. But it soon became clear that suspension played as much of a role in a good launch, and getting down the track safely. We’re lucky to live in an age where companies like Lakewood have already done all the R&D hard work and sell a very cost effective product.
Still, picking the right shock can be a confusing endeavor. Luckily, Lakewood Industries has put together a handy guide to help Mustang fans of all model years pick out the proper shock setup for their pony cars.
Built for, and tested by, true drag racing fans, Lakewood has put a lot of time, effort, and money into developing the best drag shock possible. Lakewood drag shocks for Mustangs go all the way back to the ‘65 to ‘73 model year and come in two flavors; 50/50, and 90/10, which refers to the weight transfer. For Mustangs made after 1979, Lakewood also offers a 70/30 setup.
These shocks have been proven in real racing conditions to drop up to 2/10th of a second from the same car’s drag time. In the world of drag racing, that extra 2/10th’s of a second can mean the difference between victory and defeat, and Lakewood’s easy-to-follow guide will get you to the suspension setup that is right for you.