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Old 07-31-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Default 4WD kickup angle?

Why do 4WD cars such as the B44 have less front kickup than top 2WD cars?

Would increasing the kickup on a B44 help? What would it hurt?
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The kick-up is high on rwd cars to help the front end get over/absorb bumps. With a 4wd car and power to the front wheels excessive kickup will result in the front end "standing up" on acceleration. Just like anti-squat prevents the rear and from squatting when on power, you could think of it in the same manner.
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At the track, I saw Dynamite Dan from Losi use a higher kick up in the front for his XXX4, is this kick up more then the other 4wd? I think it would benefit the 4wd on the jumps with a higher kickup...
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The kick-up is high on rwd cars to help the front end get over/absorb bumps. With a 4wd car and power to the front wheels excessive kickup will result in the front end "standing up" on acceleration. Just like anti-squat prevents the rear and from squatting when on power, you could think of it in the same manner.
I agree you don't need a high kick up on a four wheeler.
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