Shock Angle (stock tub chassis)

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Bromley
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Shock Angle (stock tub chassis)

Post by Bromley » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:09 pm

Is there any advantage to angling the shocks out or in with the stock tub chassis? I like the look of them positioned on the outer holes so the shocks form a v shape. I just wondered why Tamiya give the option of mounting them this way.

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Re: Shock Angle (stock tub chassis)

Post by andymac0035 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:13 pm

The more you angle them, the softer they become. I think "progressive" is the right term. I made new mounting holes for mine to make them really lean (angle) over and got a lot more flex out of it too, but there's a balance to be made. The last time I re-did my suspension I had to stand them up again as the truck leaned over too much in turns.

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Re: Shock Angle (stock tub chassis)

Post by Bromley » Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:10 am

Ok cool. Thanks Andy. I will have a play and see how it handles...or not.