Ridetech Air Shock ShockWave HQ Series For Use With Rod & Custom Rack And Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit Front Pair V8 1965-1973


Pair of Ridetech Front HQ Series ShockWave Air Shocks for all 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972 and 1973 V8 Mustangs with Rod & Custom Rack And Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit.

This 1000 Series ShockWave is designed to fit when used with Rod & Custom's Mustang II style suspension. Rod & Custom uses specials brackets to accept the 1000 Series ShockWave. 1000 Series ShockWaves are meant for use on independent front and/or independent rear applications weighing 1500-2500 lbs per axle.

ShockWave Specifications:
- Load capacity: 2140 lbs @ 100 psi
- Stroke: 2.9"
- Compressed length: 9.35"
- Ride height: 10.7"
- Extended height: 11.6"
- Top mount: Bearing

Ridetech manufactures the best air suspension in the industry. The ShockWave is a simple solution for air suspension. Installation is easy as the ShockWave mounts just like a coilover and replaces the coil spring and shock. Air springs offer a huge range of tuning options. HQ stands for handling quality and is a step up from Ridetech's RQ shock. The HQ air spring includes single adjustable shock valving so you can tune your suspension even further.

- Easy and precise valve adjustment with 26 rebound clicks
- Completely redesigned internal design
- Aluminum impact forged construction allows leak free operation
- Mono-tube design for superior oil control
- High quality bearing mounts and stud style mounts for years of reliable service
- Large rubber external bumpstop prevents harsh bottoming out

Mono-tube construction offers superior fade free performance and great ride quality. An impact forged aluminum body with an anodized finish provides superior strength and reliable service. A 5/8" chrome shock shaft moves a 1.834" piston that dampens suspension travel. Oil leakage is eliminated by use of a double sealed rod guide with a dust cover. Includes 1/2" bore x 1" kevlar lined bearings for noise free operation and CNC machined billet hardware.

The HQ (Handling Quality) series shock features a completely redesigned internal design.The most noticeable upgrade from the RQ is the adjustability. Choose from 26 different rebound settings by the turn of a knob. An adjustable shock allows you to tune your suspension until it delivers the performance and/or ride you are looking for. Drive to the track on one setting, change it for the track, then switch back again to drive home. The high quality mono-tube aluminum body shock is designed for superior oil control. High quality bearing mounts and stud style mounts will last for years of reliable service.

If you're not sure if you want an adjustable shock, think about how you use your Mustang. Even street driving will benefit from adjustable shocks but if you attend motorsports event regularly, you definitely want adjustability. An adjustable shock gives you the ability to tune the suspension until it delivers the performance and ride quality that you want. With simple turns of a knob you can adjust from your street setting to a track setting. Be sure to pair up the front HQ ShockWaves with rear ShockWaves for a truly balanced vehicle.

*Requires Rod & Custom Motorsports Rack And Pinion/Disc Brake Conversion Kit: RCK108-V

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Installation Videos

Video Transcript

Bill: We’re here with an update on our project 50-30. Last time out we'd mounted our rod and custom cross member and now we've mocked up the rest of our front suspension. Rod and custom offers this lower control arm specifically for use with our Ride Tech HQ Shockwave. So, using that lower, the shockwaves are mounted and then using the custom upper bracket as well. It's a standard upper control arm as well as their standard spindle design to work with any Mustang II braking system and their rack and pinion set up. We want the manual rack because, again, we're going with electric steering with our build. Now Josh will tell you a little bit about the rear suspension.

Josh: Here we are in the mock up stage of our rear 4-Link suspension. We're using a Ride Tech Air Bar because we're using an '88 rear end we're using these weld-on brackets, but most of the kits if you have an 8 or a 9 inch with a factor leaf spring they have a bolt-on bracket also. We're using the HQ series shockwave bags. At the core of this 4-Link is this bracket up here that bolts in the factory mounting locations. The lower bars bolt in to your factory front leaf spring mounts and obviously to these rear brackets. We have the upper 4-Link bars with Heim Joint ends and they're adjustable so you can set your pinion angle.

Like I said, this is just a mock-up stage. We've cut all the bracketry off of this '88 rear end. Once we get everything measured, set up, welded on solid, we're actually going to cut the ends off this '88 and put 9 inch ends on. That's basically how our rear suspension gets set up. It's pretty easy, quick bolt-on, functions really, really well. With the shockwaves we have we'll have full height adjustment and great handling.

Bill: We have our front suspension pretty much finished. Now that the rears mocked-up we can work on finishing that up and then we can move on to our braking system. Make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel for more updates on our project 50-30.

Vehicle Fitment

This product will fit the following Mustang years:

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