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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:09 pm 
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Rear coil over shocks mounting options

In the past I have mounted rear coil over shocks “straight up” Because of limited space with the current project, “tilting” the top back about 8 degrees would solve the clearance issue.

Have some of you done so with an install? Is there any negative to tilting the shock back for clearance purposes?

This will be an aluminum body adjustable shock, 5” travel, 110 pound spring.

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:39 am 
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The more you change the shock angle the more you change spring rate and shock travel. I was told by Carrea years ago that it changed very little in the first 15 degrees, around 5% change, then progressively changed more after that.

Here is a link to Afco coil overs. I'm not sure if it will answer your question, but a good read

http://www.afcoracing.com/tech_pages/spring.shtml

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