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mike10az
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 98
posted August 12, 2004 02:00 PM  
What effect, if any, does the left front shock have on the handling of a chassis? we broke the left front shock last week and i didn't know it until i pulled in car was still unbelievably fast, but i don't have the same valving to put on the car what effect will a softer left front shock have, i am thinking it won't make any difference since the car was fast without the shock. we had been fine tuning with shocks now i am starting to think we were chasing our tail. Car is fast.
thanks for the your time and help

[This message has been edited by mike10az (edited August 14, 2004).]

marshalr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted August 12, 2004 03:22 PM  
What effect does the left front spring have on your car ?
Shock controls the speed of the spring actions. Without the shock the left front is bouncing uncontrolled, oscillating up and down.
I bet you have a sway bar on your car and the sway bar was controlling the left front thru the right front shock. Getting the LF tire to work is indicative of proper weight distribution. Is your LF usually much colder than the other tires?
Race cars go fast with all four wheels on the ground, if you are just dragging the LF around the track you won't believe how much faster you'll go with 4 wheels biting the dirt.

    

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