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Old 03-31-2012, 09:30 AM
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Mount shocks upside down?

By mounting my rear shocks upside down will that help get better traction?

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By mounting my rear shocks upside down will that help get better traction?
Why on earth would you think that? It won't do anything beneficial and may even ruin them by virtue of them being in the wrong orientation.

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Nope. Shocks will likely loose there prime and quit working , even gas shocks which are self priming (not allways the case) would probably quit working.
The action of collapse and rebound is the same if the shock is right side up or not.The shock collapses easy and is slow to extend( dampening the rebound) . The action will be the same if the shoch is right side up or not, at least untill it malfunctions.
Stickier tires would be a way to go. Treadwear ratings that have a higher numer are a harder compound, and dont "stick" to the road as well as a tire with a lower treadwear number.But they last longer. Its a trade off.
traction bars may be a better alternative.
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I heard some shocks could be. And that it had something to do with unsprung weight.
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It won't do anything beneficial and may even ruin them by virtue of them being in the wrong orientation.
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By mounting my rear shocks upside down will that help get better traction?
Yes. but only in reverse gear.

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