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killermiller
Member
posted January 11, 2002 08:45 PM
I want to run a IMCA stock car and would like to know if anyone could email me a picture of how the front shock mount looks with a wieght jack installed. What angle should the shock be at and how is it mounted? Thanks , it really would help if I could see it rather than read it! email gregdmiller65@hotmail.com Thanks


istock59
Member
posted January 16, 2002 03:21 PM
I've seen them mounted in front of the a-arm and I've seen them mounted in back of the a-arm. Both seem to work okay. The tire clearance really determines where the shock can be mounted.

Mine are mounted on the backside of the a-arm. If you want some pics, I can probably dig a few up.

millerlt3
Member
posted January 17, 2002 07:49 PM
They say the closer it is mounted to the wheel the more effective it will be. They are most effective when mounted near vertical. A static mounting angle of 10 degrees is ideal with a max angle of 20 degrees. And should be mounted so they are inline with the travel of the A arm movement, not against it. With the car at proper ride height the shock should be at one half of its total stroke travel. My lower mount is about 1 inch inside the lower ball joint and is angled inward at 13 degrees through the center of the A arm.


killermiller
Member
posted January 19, 2002 07:26 PM
quote:
Originally posted by istock59:
I've seen them mounted in front of the a-arm and I've seen them mounted in back of the a-arm. Both seem to work okay. The tire clearance really determines where the shock can be mounted.

Mine are mounted on the backside of the a-arm. If you want some pics, I can probably dig a few up.


istock thanks for the reply. would like to see a picture if you have time to send. By the way where do you race in iowa?

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