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Old 10-13-2007, 03:28 PM   #1
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I did some searching, but couldn't find a definate answer.

What are the pro's/con's of running shocks straight up, as opposed to the angled setup on most crawlers.

Obviously you will have less travel with them mounted straight up, but are there any benefits to this setup?
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:45 AM   #2
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Running them straight up and down will give a more even and steady stroke throughout the range of the shock. Laying them down will generally increase articulation but as the angle approaches horizontal the ammount of force to move the shock will increase. So at 90 degrees it may taker 2 ounds to compress the whole way through. At 60 lets say it will take 2 pounds at the bottom and say 3.5 near the top of the stroke as the shock lays down more.

These are just random numbers but hopefully ya get the idea. Hop that helped!
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Another thing to think of: When the shocks are closer to vertical, there's going to be less torque twist than if they were at a more lay-down angle.
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Another thing to think of: When the shocks are closer to vertical, there's going to be less torque twist than if they were at a more lay-down angle.

VERY good point.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:42 AM   #5
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Another thing to think of: When the shocks are closer to vertical, there's going to be less torque twist than if they were at a more lay-down angle.
I mount my shocks as vertically as possible for this reason too.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:18 PM   #6
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what about mounting them is an "A", as opposed to laying them down front to back, that would give more travel than straight up and down (but not as much as laying them down) but would that do anything for torque twist?
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