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Author Topic:   shocks
speedy46
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted October 21, 2004 06:06 PM  
how dose the car change with the shocks in front or behind the housing????

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted October 22, 2004 08:31 AM  
depends oon suspension type, are they clamped or floated on a birdcage, and what side.

speedy46
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted October 22, 2004 05:57 PM  
on a clamped 2 link car on both sides

speedy46
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 165
posted November 06, 2004 05:16 PM  
anybody????

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted November 08, 2004 08:06 AM  
It depends on your valving.A 50/50 shock valving wont matter assuming the shock mounts front and rear are the same distance from the rear end center line.If you are running clamped up it doesn't mater it is pretty much up and down but you will get more shock travel mounted to the rear . If you are on bird cages it(the shock mounting point) is also movin up and down as the bird cage indexes increasing the shock travel.If you are using split valve shocks on bird cages it will make a difference as it controls how quickly it indexes and lifts and drops when you are off and on the throttle. Shocks are suspension/spring dampeners,nothing more than that.Shocks will not make up for a improperly sprung car.Good luck!

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