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Old 02-10-2011, 04:13 AM
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Default Suspension travel setup

I've seen lots of discussion about droop and downstops, but never anything about arm movement in the opposite direction. So... how about it? Is there any tuning to be done, or grip to be gained, by limiting or somehow extending suspension "uptravel"?
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:48 AM
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Not really anything to be done. Nearly all designs ensure that under normal operation, you won't hit the max up travel. If you do, it negates all the tuning you do with springs and oil because you literally "hit" a barrier of travel, sending a shock of weight transfer to that wheel. Its very unpredictable. If you've ever heard of someone refer to a "snap-roll" this is sometimes where during a hard corner the suspension will hit the limit of up travel causing the tires to dig in and almost pole vaulting the car onto its lid.
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