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Micro shock angle on RC10L3 Oval Pan

Old 12-31-2002, 06:55 AM
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Default Micro shock angle on RC10L3 Oval Pan

I am fairly new to Oval Pan racing and have a RC10L3 Oval Pan Car. I have always wondered why the Micro shocks are angled from the outside going up towards center. I would think - and maybe that is the issue :-) that having them level to the chassis plate or basically flat would be better as the shock/spring would work in its best fashion.

Has anyone thought about this or know why the angle works best?

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Old 01-05-2003, 04:01 PM
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Scroll to the bottom of this page here: http://www.rc-oval.com/issues/Oct-02...gets_oct02.htm for more on the L3 side shocks.
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Thanks Mark. That is actually the article that prompted my original post/question, because it seems like a really good idea, but being new to RC racing and these chassis, I didn't know if there was a reason either way?

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Old 01-05-2003, 05:31 PM
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I just swapped the little spacer that is supposed to go under the ball end on the top plate to under the chassis brace ball end, and it changed the angle. The car just feels batter in the turns with it, i dont even know why lol
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Originally posted by MarkA
Scroll to the bottom of this page here: http://www.rc-oval.com/issues/Oct-02...gets_oct02.htm for more on the L3 side shocks.
Can you say what it does and why it does, Mark?
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By decreasing the angle of the side shocks you get a mores linear side to side roll stiffness, not as progressive as with the shocks at an angle. Instead of removing the spacers from the ball studs on the pod plate you can try the med. or long ball studs that Trinity or IRS offers. Hope this helps.

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will this shock angle work on a flat angle Tri-Oval track with less then 16 degrees of banking
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I forgot my car is a Hyper-drive
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I forgot my car is a Hyper-drive and I race 4-Cell stock
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I haven't run much angle in my side shocks in years. It works well on both flat and banked tracks. Which model hyperdrive is yours? Most of the newer Hdrive cars have the shocks pretty flat out of the box.
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