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Old 02-02-2008, 04:48 PM
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Rear shock position

What are the pros and cons of angling rear shocks?

I am fabing up shock mounts for my Firebird and would like to know the answer to the above question. They are both behind the tubes and will either be verticle or rotated inward.

This is a correct representation of the set up (scale wise - quick 2d AutoCAD) :


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Old 02-02-2008, 05:25 PM
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Can't help you there, just a reminder though. If your shocks have bolt-through eyes on each ends you need to keep both of those ends oriented in the same plane or something will break.

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Bottom is a bolt thru eye, top is a bar pin.
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i can't say these are pros or cons, depends on what you are looking for:
with the shocks mounted verticle the shocks will be stiffer, the shocks will also react a little better to body lean through a turn. also that tube between the frame rails will have less tendency to flex because the tops of the shocks are attached a little closer to the frame rails (of course this will be offset slightly by the shocks being a little stiffer in the verticle position)
with the shocks slanted in, the shocks will be a little softer and have a little less resistance to body roll.
there is no right or wrong, i just depends on what you are looking for. i have moved the rear shocks more to the verticle for better handleing on several cars and you CAN feel the difference. oh, and i like KONI adjustables hands down.
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Thanks techron,

That's the type of info I was looking for.

For shocks I am planning on running either QA1 9way adjustable or Rancho 9way adjustable. The ease of adjustability on both of these shocks is the reason for these choices. The Rancho's are $40 less money than the QA1's.
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