posted November 28, 2003 10:00 PM
I havent found a answer to that question I like yet.
I have raced a camaro for years on pavement and put both my shocks behind.
gm put one in front in 68 because the 67 had so much wheel hop on acceleration.
the one in front would be under compression while on the gas.
the one behind would be in rebound while on the gas.
my theory on my pavement cars was I put both in back and was smooth on the gas, I figured it was better that way because I usually ran soft comp, stiffer reb.
either way the shocks are doing something on acceleration, and deceleration in my mind it shouldnt really matter, but dirt guys say leafs wear out, so do they lose rate from wrap up or compression, that could be the deciding factor on front or rear.
I am caging my first dirt car now its a nova, the front springs are 3.75 narrower in the front, where a camaro is straight, im leaving it. the shocks are also left behind right in front. I asked a mod guy on here why he suggested r behind left in front and his answer could have been flipped around and meant the same thing so I still dont know.
I might just put mounts in front on both sides and in back on both sides and see what the difference is...