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Author Topic:   REAR SHOCK ANGLE
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted January 20, 2002 10:45 PM
what is a good angle for the rear shocks to have? my right side shock and coil spring eliminator is angled out at about 10 degrees. my left side is only angled out at maybe 3 degrees. should both sides be the same? is 10 degrees ok or do i need to change it? thanks for any help.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 464
posted January 20, 2002 11:01 PM
5 degrees forward and 10-15 degrees inward good starting place

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 1
posted January 21, 2002 02:59 PM
Straight up and down parallel with the shock for maximum dampening. Anytime you lay the shock down, it takes away its efficiency.

For example: 20 degree laydown reduces the
dampening force approx 13-15%.

You can use this to your advantage however.
If the car is a little tight off and you had the RR shock laying over 20-25 degrees, you could stand it up to help free up the car on exit of the corner. You could call me at
800 537-1085 ext 5952 for any additonal help or visit our website at
hope this helps.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted January 24, 2002 09:37 PM
toolboy i also have a comment about your shock angle .... listen to the shock expert but also make sure that ur coil elim. is perfectly aligned with your shock angle and degree

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