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Old 10-12-2006, 11:58 PM   #1
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Shock mount positions - what for?

On my TB-02 chassis I can reposition the top shock mount to any one of 4 positions. Effectively a more vertical shock versus a more horizontal shock position.

It seems to me that leverage is the reason for this adjustment - ie. effectively lowering the spring rate (more horizontal) or raising the spring rate (more vertical). In addition, a minor change in the wheel travel and reduced dampening effect of the shock. Is this true?

What is the resultant handling characteristic of a more vertical shock versus a more horizontal shock?

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Shocks more inclined will soften the dampening action of the springs and gives the car more lateral grip (progressive/smoother). Vertical shocks do the opposite.
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Thanks for the info!

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