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Author Topic:   Shock Angles ?
Kromulous
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posted October 07, 2004 01:15 PM  
I'm noticing on some newer chassis, ours is an old chassis reworked by me. Anyway i notice on some newer chassis there shock angles are leaned in alot (aft looking fwd) and are moved in towards the centerline of the car on the birdcage. While the spring sliders stay out closer to the brake rotor.

Anyone know what there trying to accomplish doing this? Only thing i can figure is more shock travel, and cheating the valving on the shocks. Any other ideas?

Considering making new birdcages for our 4-Bar car to try this, but would like to know if its something worth while before i take the time to build them.

dirtywrench13
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posted October 07, 2004 03:06 PM  
I KNOW A GUY THAT HAS THE L R SPRING IN AT A 25* ANGLE FORWARD, HE SAIS IT PROMOTES MORE FOREWARD BITE. I GUESS YOU WOULD WANT TO DAMPEN IT IN THE SAME MANOR?

mod70
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posted October 07, 2004 03:57 PM           send a private message to dirtywrench13   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I know that the more angle that you put on a shock the less effective it becomes. A 5 comp will start acting like a 6 then 7, etc.
I can't see how leaning it would help bite, but then I've never tried it so, who knows.

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