Hello Mach1 Driver,I would guess you are making the change because the Monroe's aren't adjustable? I know everyone raves about Bilstein's gas shocks but Eaton Springs says they are the wrong shock for our type of suspension and we should stick with hydraulics- like the QA1's. Please let us know how you like them.
Eaton Springs says they are the wrong shock for our type of suspension and we should stick with hydraulics- like the QA1's.
Not that I'm aware- would you like to see the video? Eaton didn't mention brand names, but said they should be hydraulic (like QA1) and not gas. The host did mention a couple of brand names. I can probably locate the site if you're interested- I've seen Eaton do a couple of interviews.. Bilstein's are fine for racing, but as Mid mentions above, Eaton does not prefer them for street use with their springs.Thanks for that laugh. Looks like I'll cross Eaton Springs off my list of knowledgeable people. Does Eaton have a financial stake in QA-1?
Remember, Eaton Springs recomendations are for factory stock suspensions, tires, etc. The original springs were designed with hydraulic shocks to complement the stock springs. Getting too far away from stock configurations is not what Eaton Springs is all about.
Here is one video of an interview with the owner of Detroit Eaton Springs. You can judge for yourself if he knows what he is talking about. And apparently they do sell QA1 and other hydraulic shocks. He describes what gas shocks do to the spring rate. In a second interview he talks about leaf springs.Then Eaton should say that (or Mach). A blanket statement like that never holds water and is bad information.