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Author Topic:   Stock mount rear shock placement
o5racer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 402
posted August 21, 2005 02:42 PM  
I was just wondering what everybodys ideas were on lower shockmounts. Our class has to run stock mount shocks. The upper mount is in the same place on most of the cars but I have noticed when were packing that some cars have the shocks angled with the lower mount as close to the wheel and others have the lower mount moved in with the shock almost straight up and down. I know that the more angle there is in the shock the less effective it will be compared to mounted straight up and down. But at the same time I would think the shock would be more effective mounted way out close to the wheel as opposed to being a foot from the tire. Just wondering if there was a difference.
Nick

CrazyT
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted August 21, 2005 05:59 PM  
I have also noticed the same thing, but i haven't found any information about the benefits.

hoosier transplant
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted August 21, 2005 06:20 PM  
Lower mount should be as close to tire as possible. I beleive this gives more controlled compression and rebound. You also want the shock mounted with as little angle as possible without having any clearance problems when checking complete travel of each front tire. I hope this helps.

iowa_dirt_track_girl
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 461
posted August 21, 2005 10:46 PM  
please keep in mind that when you mount your shock to low your going to get too much extenchion to close and it will bind ours are 4 1/2 inch down from the bottom of the rear end

sideways
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 715
posted August 22, 2005 11:54 AM  
The more angle in a shock makes it in effect"softer"the straighter up and down makes it "stiffer"just on damping it up and down.But as for running it close to the wheel or farther away has its own effect on the shock but nonetheless similar in the effect of closes to the wheel and straight up and down is the most "stiffening" you will get from a shock.This opens up a whole nuther world as far as shocks go.

    

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