On the front only ... but yes your point that shocks relate to spring stiffness is what I was trying to say.BigSwede said:Wasn't he asking about shocks for track racing? There is (IMHO) no way you can seriously drive a 105 car on the track without some really stiff springs, you can't use std springs, they are utterly worthless at the track and hence you need dampers to match the springs.
Thus to set up a track car you have to control suspension movement FIRST ... this dictates your spring stiffness. Then you need a shock matched to the spring rate.
What is currently happening (especially by these modified road car BS ... fueled by the stupid street racing films) is that owners are just chucking really stiff shocks in these cars and making them handle very, very poorly (especially traction wise) ... but ofcourse they bounce around and hit the bumps hard, thus the novice owners are thinking 'cool this car is like a race car'.
Anybody that has driven a well setup race car on good roads knows they are not uncomfortable at all ... at the speeds they were designed for, quite the opposite.
Remember it is all about keeping the wheels on the ground ... and thus if you are going to play with the suspension settings, you need to do the whole hog ... otherwise leave alone, because Alfa Romeo knew a heck of a lot more than most of us.