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Old 10-10-2005, 02:13 PM   #16
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i have always had experience that if you lay your shocks down more you get more side bite

for instance: if your cars back is loose and you lay the shocks down one hole then it wont be as loose

going into a turn when you need more inturn steering you can lay your shocks down a little more to gain it
but theres always other ways to change this also
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If the Hudy book doesn't satisfy you, check out the XXX-Main chassis guide book. It's because (according to the book, which I agree with) the full spring's power is split between the X (horizontal) and Y (vertical) axis. Since the suspension travels on the Y axis, having a shock more parallel to that axis puts more of the shock's power on that axis. For a real life example, take a really heavy box, and push straight into it. Your arm is the spring. Now push up into the box at an angle. Which is easier to move the box? Since your power is being relieved straight into the box, there is more force pushing the box foreward, rather than trying to push it up and foreward.
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Old 10-10-2005, 02:54 PM   #18
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Thanks josh.

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Laying down your rear shocks will give you less grip if you don't have enough rear droop or have too much front droop. The softer rear suspension can allow the car to roll more causing the inside rear wheel will to lift off the track, overload the outside wheel and end up with abrupt loss of rear traction.
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Maybe I am wrong http://home.tiscali.be/be067749/58/c2/index.htm
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Old 10-10-2005, 05:01 PM   #20
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Thanks josh.

Sam,

Laying down your rear shocks will give you less grip if you don't have enough rear droop or have too much front droop. The softer rear suspension can allow the car to roll more causing the inside rear wheel will to lift off the track, overload the outside wheel and end up with abrupt loss of rear traction.
A lot of people call this "dumping over." Most of the time, it's thought that a softer suspension will give more grip, but you have to adjust the rest of the car to accommodate it.

And what was said about the laid down shock being more progressive is dead on.
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The problem im having is with traction the back slides alot im going to try the setup you guys are speaking on as a starting point, the problem i hav is which shocks to use foam tires to us i just get out there are race I'll take any info I can get web site to check. TALK TO ME!
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Thats why you yanks are so slow

Joking but what to say that that website you posted is credable Sam?
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What is on that website used to be on the Team Orion site a while back. Its pretty good if you can soak it all in. Helped me in learning to set a car up properly.
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What is on that website used to be on the Team Orion site a while back. Its pretty good if you can soak it all in. Helped me in learning to set a car up properly.
Same here. I read it awhile back and it helped a lot.
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whats the web site that helped you guys .
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:08 PM   #26
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whats the web site that helped you guys .
Sam's post above has it.
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Old 10-13-2005, 09:55 AM   #27
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sams site is go info.any other site I can use on tuning the car.
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