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Author Topic:   Hold Down Shock
bachshute
Member
posted July 09, 2003 09:46 PM
If you put a hold down shock on the LR what will this do to the handling . lets say a 5-out and 3- in . does it loosen or tighten at entry or exit ?
Thanks .


speedy79
Member
posted July 09, 2003 10:04 PM
tightens the car up through the corner, expecially on entry, holds the cross in the car longer.


jws
Member
posted July 10, 2003 09:50 AM
I have to disagree a little with speedy 79. We use a hold down in the lr to loosen the entry on heavy tracks. If you run a lot of panhard angle for max side bite the car will sometimes not want to turn in on a tackier track. If it's not to far off, I'll put a hold down in the lr to keep weight on that corner as I brake and set the car. It is only a momentary effect and doesn't affect the mid-corner or exit much at all. We run a straight 3 valve normally in the lr, so the weight transfers back to that corner the same with a 3/5.


speedy79
Member
posted July 10, 2003 11:16 AM
I see what jws is saying, but the theory most chassis builders will tell you is stiffen the compression to loosen the car on entry and less to tighten, this as been my experience with that also, but diff. cars and driving styles react diff. you will just have to try it and see what it does for you.


donslink
Member
posted July 10, 2003 04:38 PM
Your right it will loosen the car on corner entry, It will not transfer the weight to the right rear as quick. but will tighten the car on corner exit because it transfers weight on the left rear quicker


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