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    Shock orientation - Horizontal
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    Hey Guys,<br>What are your thoughts on the orientation of the shocks in this buggy. He lies the shocks horizontal and actuates through a braced triangular fabrication. Saves on shock length. How would the adjust-ability and setup for damping etc.. be compromised ?

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    That's called cantilevering, adn it's been in use in race car's for awhile. My Traxxas Revo also uses the method, it's really effect at getting more wheel movement out of a shorter shock since you can have a ration like 2:1 or whatever built into the lever. It saves alot of space as well.
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    That's not a true bellcrank setup. What he has there can be done with the shocks directly to the arm in a vertical fashion.
    Proud owner of a two seat pucker-mobile. Funco inspired mini buggy powered by a Busa. Giving out free rides to anyone brave enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plkracer View Post
    That's not a true bellcrank setup. What he has there can be done with the shocks directly to the arm in a vertical fashion.

    i had to go back and look, you're correct, that's just a weird upper arm hooked to the shock. Haven't seen that before.
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    Yeah, that provides no benefit, besides looking different, and maybe protecting the shock from rocks.
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    Common setup from 60's f1 cars to get the shock into the body out of the wind. Suppose he may have done it to:

    a) Get them away from any damage
    b) Look cool.

    I'm going B.
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    Very minimal travel, too many weak links.
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