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Old 01-20-2009, 12:33 AM   #1
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Could not find anything via search....What are the advantages or lack of when mounting shocks at diffrent angles?...i have the HBZ WARTHOG, and on my rear top shock mounts i have 3 available mounting positions...i am currently running them on the very back(rear) of the chassis...

How would moving them all the way in affect the handling of the rig...would try it but there is still too much damn snow....on top of that,I was never too good in Geometry

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Old 01-20-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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The more you lay down the shocks the more articulation you will have but in turn you will get more torque twist as well. The more you stand them up the harder it is for torque twist and cycling of the suspension in general.
There is a happy medium that you will have to find by moving things around.
Link location and geometry plays a part in this as well. But thats a whole other topic...
Good luck.
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Old 01-20-2009, 07:58 AM   #3
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Awesome... makes sense after reading your reply!!!

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Old 01-20-2009, 09:20 AM   #4
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It's to bad they don't give more then one hole in the front though......
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It's to bad they don't give more then one hole in the front though......

Thats what the other holes are for.
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Old 01-20-2009, 02:29 PM   #6
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Haha, you set yourself up for that one buddy.

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Old 01-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #7
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Check out the shock adjuster on the new Losi Comp Crawler. Make two or four. Make it as long as you want. Lean the shock all the way forward if you make it long enough. Shock angle changes the mechanical advantage that the axle has over the spring/shock. The more angle the more advantage = more articulation. Beyond that I ain't got a clue.
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Old 01-22-2009, 10:24 PM   #8
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Thats what the other holes are for.
You're a dork!
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Old 02-01-2009, 03:43 AM   #9
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The more you lay down the shocks the more articulation you will have but in turn you will get more torque twist as well. The more you stand them up the harder it is for torque twist and cycling of the suspension in general.
There is a happy medium that you will have to find by moving things around.
Link location and geometry plays a part in this as well. But thats a whole other topic...
Good luck.
Is it the same principle for the suspension arms?
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Old 02-01-2009, 04:06 AM   #10
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Chief: Lots of folks move the lower arms inward in the chasis by cutting slots in the motor plate. This makes the arms less likely to hang up on something. I'm sure it does something to the geometry too. Here is a goo place to get ideas: The index: http://www.rccrawler.com/tech.htm But look at this one especially: http://www.rccrawler.com/axialcompbuild.html Enjoy! -Migs
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