10-21-2014, 09:06 AM
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Victoria, BC
TC Shock shimming
What's up everyone!
Purchased a used T4 '14 and when it arrive it had the shocks shimmed, both upper and lower, out 2 or 4 mm. This is something I haven't learned much about yet and wanted to ask if anyone would mind sharing what they know about it?
The T4 '14 manual says moving the shocks forward (or backward) helps stabilize the car through chicanes but gives it less mid corner steering. The hudy setup book says the same (obviously).
I also read a post where they were saying the _always_ shimmed the top out 2mm and if you read their setup sheet and it said "2mm" that was adding another 2mm.
So, this brings me to some questions:
Do you want to shim the shock so it always sits perpendicular? (ie if the top is shimmed out 4mm then shim the bottom until its straight up and down)
If not, what's the benefit of having the bottom farther out or the top farther out? What's the effect of a perpendicular shock versus a leaning shock? My guess would be leaning would be the same as laying the shock down.
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