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Old 06-24-2003, 02:27 AM   #16
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this is becoming very interesting.i think it depends on wot u r running ie outdoors ashphelt etc etc.i run indoors on polished wood[no grip]and i tried the car with fully laydown and fully upright.wot i found is this
shocks fully upright-more overall grip,easy to drive.
fully layed down-the car didnt roll as much, wasnt as fast round corners,but kept more straight under bracking,harder to drive.
also when i was at the reedy euro race in the uk i saw surikarns set up and in the dry he used the 3rd hole in ,than wen it rained he used the outer most holes all round on shock tower,and he won.
also were we race we got all stock motors and set up is more important and all the top drivers including me[didnt mean to b big headed]all use the shocks as much as upright as possible.
iam tending to agree to impactplyr that laydown give more stabillity less grip and upright more grip less stabillity.
the reason i posted about the angles is because its very hard to tell a difference between upright and laydown.
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Old 06-24-2003, 02:29 AM   #17
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i think mayb we shud talk about uparm angles next LOL!!!!!
make up our own set up page on line at rc tech!!!
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:09 AM   #18
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OK here's the easy way I remember shock angle effects.......

It's like a high preformance racing tire vs. a street tire......

Lay-down shocks (street tire) -- slightly less overall grip, but it will hold that grip for a longer amount of time ... a street tire doesn't grip as well as a preformance racing tire, but it gives you that long howl before it finally breaks away as it reaches it's traction limits.......

Stand-up (preformance racing tire)-- Slightly more initial grip,but doesn't hold the grip for as long------ A preformance tire offers more grip, but when it lets loose it can be very sudden almost violent with only a very small bark to warn before it finally gives way......

these rates lend to the inconsistant feeling a stand-up shock gives, and the "feeling" of better grip, but slow run a layed down shock produces....
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:29 AM   #19
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Hi all,

Best is to look up in here:
R/C Car Handling

Want to get more confirm on how's the effect of Laid down damper, look in this page: R/C Car Handling - Suspension topic
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