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Shock Mounting Position vs. Shock Oil Change

Old 05-11-2011, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by dinorider View Post
I'd say try it. I was looking for more rear grip in my HB Cyclone so I laid the rear shocks down. Funny thing was, the further they were laid down from the position that I started with, the less rear mid corner grip I had until the car was totally loose.

Then I stood the shocks up just to have a go. Weird thing is, the rear started getting more planted when I stood the shocks up from where I started.

All the theories I read have stated that the opposite should happen. Confused.
The funny thing is, that I had the exact opposite experience with my Xray T2 '009. When I laid the rear shocks down, I couldn't get the car to spin out, but it also had problems with rotating. When I stood the shocks up, it would rotate more, but also had a lot less grip.
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Old 05-11-2011, 05:47 PM
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Originally Posted by dinorider View Post
I'd say try it. I was looking for more rear grip in my HB Cyclone so I laid the rear shocks down. Funny thing was, the further they were laid down from the position that I started with, the less rear mid corner grip I had until the car was totally loose.

Then I stood the shocks up just to have a go. Weird thing is, the rear started getting more planted when I stood the shocks up from where I started.

All the theories I read have stated that the opposite should happen. Confused.
I've had it work both ways depending on the car and the track!

I think a lot depends on the specifics of each car, I mean from manufacturer to manufacturer with regard to flex and lateral grip etc.

On my Mi3 and 008 I used to stand the rears up to prevent spin out round the sweeper, with the T3 I lay them down to prevent the spinning

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