View Full Version : Coilover Shock Angle

10-07-2008, 09:59 AM
What are the advantages/disadvantages of rear coilover shock angles? I understand the difference in spring values based on angles. What I am looking for is a reason to not mount the shocks straight up and down. Any suggestions?

10-13-2008, 07:17 AM
I don't have a good reason why you can or can't put the shocks at 90 Degrees but here is a angle/spring rate conversion chart. link (http://www.speedwaymotors.com/ProductLargeViewAlt.aspx?path=Gif+ChartsIllust&img=COILOVER-MOUNT-TIP_L.GIF&deptId=366&displayId=1207)

10-14-2008, 09:47 AM
Mounting shocks straight up and down will give a slightly rougher ride then mounting them on an angle. On the other hand most all drag race set ups mount the shock straight up and down.