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Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 01, 2004 06:49 PM  
I just recently bought an older modified chassis. It is a complete roller, but it is old. One thing I have noticed on it. The front shocks do not come up through the upper A-frame like on every mod I have ever seen. Instead they come up beside the A-frame the left side is in front of it and the right side is behind it. Is this going to hurt me if I leave them mounted here or do I need to get some new mounts and mount them like everyone else. Thanks.

Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 02, 2004 08:26 AM  
I'm told shocks should be mounted as straight up as possible, anything more than 10 deg will affect shock performance, meaning the rating on the shock will be meaningless. Rear shocks are nearly straight up and your fronts should be mounted so as to follow the arc of the lower a arms, leaning them fore & aft will mess with their rating accuracy

Dirt Full Roller

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posted August 02, 2004 09:32 AM  
Thanks, thats what I was wanting to know.

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posted August 02, 2004 11:13 AM           send a private message to C2W   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Anybody know what effect it has when the front shocks are mounted outside A-arms on opposite sides like that?

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posted August 02, 2004 02:45 PM  
I seen some folks from the Tenessee area run there front shocks in odd locations like that, it may be a trend down there no idea.

I guess it would add some progression to the dampening, thats about the only thing i could think of.

Dirt Maniac

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posted August 02, 2004 06:59 PM  
I run my shocks in front on my metrick so I can get good caster ,also the pacaging is kind of tight with the shock in the a-arm....when you crash I have found more shocks get broken inside the a-arm.

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posted August 02, 2004 07:07 PM  
the reason would either be easier to mount or less crash damage, you want the shock as close to the ball joint as possible, that way it will have the most control.

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posted August 02, 2004 10:42 PM  
C2W just a question, who did you buy that mod from??? Was it in Alabama??

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