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Old 05-13-2006, 05:30 AM   #1
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Hey i was woundering wut does it do when u alter the angle of you shocks ?
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It will adjust / alter the dampening of the shocks. In the front, moving to the outside will reduce steering while increasing dampening. Moving inside will add steering, but decrease dampening. In the rear out side will decrease traction and increase dampening, inside increases traction and decrease dampening.
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Originally Posted by abcd123
Hey i was wondering what does it do when u alter the angle of you shocks ?
Leaning the shocks in will also decrease the crispness of the cars response, the car will feel lazy to steering input.
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Hey what type of setting do you think i should use on smooth white concrete with a layer of dust on top.

And for really rugged ashphalt.

O im am running a Tamiya TB-02 with kyosho 30s with hard racing inners
With a johson 540 motor.
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changing shock angle changes the leverage the arm has to compress the spring.laying them down has a softer feel through the corner because it has more leverage to compress the shock causing the shock to absorb most of the weight transfer to the wheel.standing them more verticle will give you more side bite because it is harder to compress the spring and transfers more weight to the wheel rather than being absorbed by the shock.a car that has the shocks stood up too much can have a very twitchy feel.you need to find the angle that is good for your track.start with them stood up and then start angling them in until it feels best.
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