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    Is suspension ok mounted like this?
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    When I got my buggy the suspension was mounted almost backwards. Is this OK? Can I leave it like this? Or should I redesign the whole rear suspension
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    I would redo the upper shock mounts. But other than that I would run it till something breaks.
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    If I redid the upper shock mounts is the angle of the shocks ok?
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    You can make it right when you redo the upper mount. You will need to cycle it to see where it needs to be.
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    I agree, the rear suspension needs to be redone. Hands down. Take Photos every step of the way. We all learn through each other.
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    For a dual a-arm suspension, you usually have the shocks pointing inwards, towards each other. I assume they are mounted that way because it provided a convenient mounting point. It probably works, but . . . it looks odd.

    After you've been participating on this minibuggy site for a few years, you'll probably see everything. Or, at least you'll think you have. If it were me, I would redesign it and make it look more traditional. That way, when people look at your buggy, they'll say "Wow, that looks really cool!", instead of "Why did you mount the shocks that way?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinpayne2000 View Post
    For a dual a-arm suspension, you usually have the shocks pointing inwards, towards each other. I assume they are mounted that way because it provided a convenient mounting point. It probably works, but . . . it looks odd.

    After you've been participating on this minibuggy site for a few years, you'll probably see everything. Or, at least you'll think you have. If it were me, I would redesign it and make it look more traditional. "

    I have been learning lots about geometry of suspensions and steering setups. A rule of thumb is you want the bottom of the shock to be perpendicular to the A-arm at full bump. But it's not always possible. A similar rule of thumb applies for a rear swing arm setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 67StingrayJ View Post
    A rule of thumb is you want the bottom of the shock to be perpendicular to the pivot axis at full bump. But it's not always possible. A similar rule of thumb applies for a rear swing arm setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darwinpayne2000 View Post
    For a dual a-arm suspension, you usually have the shocks pointing inwards, towards each other. I assume they are mounted that way because it provided a convenient mounting point. It probably works, but . . . it looks odd.

    After you've been participating on this minibuggy site for a few years, you'll probably see everything. Or, at least you'll think you have. If it were me, I would redesign it and make it look more traditional. That way, when people look at your buggy, they'll say "Wow, that looks really cool!", instead of "Why did you mount the shocks that way?"
    ok, I will have to do that!
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    Here are some pictures of mine as I was setting it up, hopefully these help.







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