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Old 01-01-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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What is a good inward angle for the shocks for a sprung suspension setup. Sorry for the crappy paint picture but it helps understand what I am asking. Thanks
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Old 01-02-2008, 01:57 PM   #2
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are the shocks gonna be angled back any as well or upright? The more angle the softer it is gonna feel and if you angle them in and back it will be softer than just in or back. hope that makes sense.

thing is, all rigs are different and no generic angle is ideal. Try it like your pic and work from there.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:16 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help, they will be angled back as well
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
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best thing to do is build into your rig some adjustability for the suspension setup. I could tell you that my shocks run laid back about 25 or 30 degrees and vertical (viewed front to back), but that doesn't mean you'll like that set up for your rig and driving style. Best thing to do is make several different shock mount positions and try them out where you normally drive. Bring some extra spacers or other parts with you so you have full control over your suspension next time you go out. Also make sure you have some options for your link mounts as well (frame AND axle side), and the position of the links dramatically effect how your rig will handle.

If you'r building your chassis from scratch, the first one usually ends up being an expirimentation rig, and when you find the setup you like, you can make a second one with just the mounting points you like, makes for a cleaner look in the end.

hope my babbling helps!
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Old 01-02-2008, 03:53 PM   #5
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hope my babbling helps!
It helped alot, thanks
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