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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2001, 04:39 PM
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I-beams

Do you get more travel out of mouting double shocks on the front side of the I-beams, or is it better to mount them behind the coil?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2001, 05:32 PM
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Re: I-beams

If a shock is limiting your travel then you will break them very soon (you need longer ones).. Combine them and use a coil over.. Not sure if it really matters if its in front or back but dont think so as long as Its on a solid part of the beam..


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-30-2002, 12:42 PM
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phsyics will dictate the mechanical leverage schemes, but figure that in front of the coils will offer a smoother ride, as the wheels have more leverage over the shock, but less travel. Whereas shocks behind the coil will dothe opposite, with a rougher ride but more travel. The quantitative difference will be dependant upon how long the radius arm is, but I shouldn't think there to be a overwhelming deviance off the norm.
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