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Old 02-14-2013, 03:41 AM   #1
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Default Shock position again?!

I experienced the shock position on shock tower.

On the front:
If move the shock position inward (more laid down)
less turn in
more mid and out of corner

If move the shock position outward (more standup)
more turn in
less mid and out of corner steering

On the rear:
If move the shock position inward (more laid down)
less turn in rear traction
more mid and out of corner rear traction

If move the shock position outward (more standup)
more turn in rear traction
less mid and out of corner rear traction

That is what I experienced but how come in the Xray setup booklet. It says more front laid down shock will have more turn in? What seems to be wrong?
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:13 AM   #2
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I wouldn't trust the XRAY book. Lots and lots wrong in it.

Your observation is pretty much correct. A stood up shock will be effectively stiffer at the wheel, and stiffer settings give more "response" (initial turn-in), but less "grip" (mid-corner).

There is also a small effect on the progressiveness of the wheel rate the more the shock is angled, but since very few cars use extreme angles I doubt it would be something you would notice. It is relevant to something like the old Schumacher Cat 2000 which had almost horizontal shocks.
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Related question:

If I lay the front shocks down one hole to get more mid/exit, how do I get the turn-in back without giving up the mid/exit?

-Mike
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Related question:

If I lay the front shocks down one hole to get more mid/exit, how do I get the turn-in back without giving up the mid/exit?

-Mike
You don`t.
But you could try a harder rear arb. or harder front arb. harder rear shore tire.

hope this helps you.
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