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Author Topic:   Mounting rear shock's
mod15racing
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Total posts: 12
posted April 02, 2005 01:59 AM  
When welding on the upper shock mount's on the rear of the car (3 link rear suspension) to I need to put them so the shock is in the center of it's travel at ride height. Compressed the shock is 15 inches eye to eye and 23.5 extended. So should I divide the 8.5 inches of travel in half and add to the 15 inches compressed and weld my mount's on so the eye to eye length at ride height will be 19.25. or should it be different from right to left

Xtreme12x
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 874
posted April 02, 2005 12:51 PM  
you want the weld the shock mount on so that when the rearend drops the shock does not bottom out when the rearend catches the underslung...

tilley88
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Total posts: 879
posted April 03, 2005 01:11 AM  
Or top out. Look at both sides of the chassis as it goes thru the turn....the right side is in compression, the left in rebound. I would build it where 2/3 of the shock shaft is showing on the passenger side and 1/3 of the shock shaft is showing on the driver's side at ride height.

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