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Author Topic:   Front shock position for metric
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posted October 30, 2004 09:00 PM  
I am putting a new stockcar together and am curious about shock placement and angle.

I have heard that the bottom mount should be as close to the ball joint as possible, is this true?.

I am running the shock behind the A frames.

Also how does shock angle affect the performance?

Should it be more upright or have some angle to it.


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posted November 08, 2004 08:01 AM  
the farther out the bottom of the shock is the more movement the shock will have meaning if the ball joint goes up 3 in the shock nearer the ball joint might go up 2 1/2 in wereas one neear the spring might go 1 1/2" if you move it in you will need a stiffer shock to do the same job.

also you want the shocks as close to vertical as you can reasonably get the more you lean them the less effective they are one parrallel to the movemnt of of spindle will compress 1/1 with the movement of the lower mount point but one at a 45^ angle will have no were near that action. meaning you will need a stiffer shock.

you can makeup for placing the shock in and at an angle but you loose adjustability.

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posted November 08, 2004 05:08 PM           send a private message to GARYAL   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
you want the front shocks angle to match that of the lower a arms trave.

that would be 15-20 degrees in, and 7-10 degrees back...

I have mine on top of the upper a arm, I like it a lot. they are easy to change, and hard to ruin.. I made all my own mounts.

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posted November 08, 2004 05:42 PM  
I agree with Istock, 15-20 degrees in and yes you want the shock as close to the ball joint as possible.


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