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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 ?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPwf8YDPwkk

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    Saving on shock length can be done in the traditional way by moving the shock mount inward on the arms. You run into problems with tuning the shocks since your low and high shaft speeds are both relatively slow, which makes it hard to get enough dampening without making it stiff on the low side.

    There is also the bellcrank setup race cars use sometimes, which gives extra progression depending on the bellcrank ratio and the motion profile they rotate through.

    Im not sure if either design is worth the extra headache, weight, or complexity. Look at the cars winning the races. Seems like they all use nearly the same setup.
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    it's not only an horizontal shock it's a mono shock, it's not really independent suspension because one wheel movement will affect the other.
    IMMO i would do a traditional shock position.
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    Nah, it is not a mono shock. The other shock is hiding directly behind. You can see where the shock mounts to the frame.
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    Thanks Guys, what is the best location for a shock. i.e. how far out towards the hub from the inner mounts? 3/4 of the arm length?

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    Depends entire on how much travel you have on your shock, arm, etc, etc.
    Rule of thumb - as far out as possible.
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