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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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Shock angle

new to this forum and looking to buy a long travel set up and have seen soooooo many out. Question looking at a 6+ system and why are some of the shock angles vary so much from kit to kit. some lay the shock down and some up. I have call fox and king and they all recommend a 30 deg angle. Some kits have the shock mounted on the upper front control arm next to the ball joint and others closer to the frame some on a shock tower and some in the stock mount.seems to me the more you lay the shock down the less effective it is but the more travel you have. I did see a kit not naming names it had a rear shock tower that was mounted under the bed and had hoops that held the top shock mount eye. I thought this was good because it took the stress off the frame directly. would like so input to this on why you want your shock to lay down is it because your trying to use a shock that was not really designed for the ride in the first place. I just see alot of of desert racing trucks with them mounted up 28-30 degress
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-25-2010, 10:49 PM
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check out how lsr and xmf do there's i know there pretty popular...also if u find a kit with the shock mounted on the bottom a-arm u will have alot more travel ..

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