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|Subject: shock angles Mon Feb 12, 2007 6:37 pm|| |
in general how does the angle of shock affect spring rate.more upright= harder/softer.which
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|Subject: Re: shock angles Thu Feb 15, 2007 12:30 am|| |
Heres What I Found
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Q: There’s been a lot of confusion about what shock changes do what. Some people believe that if you lean the top of a shock in, you will gain more grip on that end of the car; others believe the opposite is true. What’s the real deal?
[Todd Hodge] By laying the shocks in on your touring car, you will gain a softer shock, however, as the arm moves up, the shock will become progressively firm. On the rear of the car, laying the rear shocks in will result in a car that drives more fluid and has less forward traction. By standing the shock up on the rear, you will have gained more forward traction, a car that transitions left to right faster, and a car that will drive more square. By laying the front shocks in on the front, you will gain a smoother steering feel off steering center. It will get you more off power steering. By standing the shocks up, you will gain more initial steering simply because the car will be more responsive off steering wheel center. You will also gain more front traction coming off the corner, which will relate to more on power steering.