Originally posted by Que
On the 705 laying down the shocks like on the 950 is suposed to give more steering by softening the suspension action right?
Initial steering response will be "slower" than when the front shocks are stood up vertical. Don't get me wrong... It's not like there's a delay or lag time in steering... Just that when the shocks are stood vertical, the responds are somewhat magnified. Laying the shocks horizontal smoothens out initial steering input that makes it very stable during high speed tracks. It makes the shocks softer and more progressive. During mid corner, you get more side bite. So going into high speed sweepers, shocks that are more horizontally layed down will be better for the car.
I find that when the front shocks are stood up, the car needs to be setup so that the rear of the car can respond and react as fast as the front steering input. When you can get it correct, a more vertical shock position will be good for small tight tracks as the car will be sensitive to steering input.