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Old 09-03-2009, 02:36 PM
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Question strutts

why is it on the rear strutts one faces to the front of the truck and one faces to the rear ??????????
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:02 PM
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I used to know, but am drawing a blank right now. Sorry.
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Old 09-03-2009, 04:21 PM
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I think it is to help minimize axle wrap and wheel hop.
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Old 09-05-2009, 01:30 AM
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I think it is to help minimize axle wrap and wheel hop.
yup, that and it helps the ride quality. since it controls it from the front and back... i.e. it helps with wheel articulation and its pretty easy(if ya have fab skills) to put one on the other side(dual shock rear) if ya really. just gotta put it a certain angle to get the most benenfit. i don't remember what it is though.
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:54 PM
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any one else know ?????
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:36 AM
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the straighter you get your shocks, vertically, the better it is, but if you get it within about about 10 degrees of that, i'm pretty sure they are still in 90% effective range.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:46 AM
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well i guess the way it's factory offset didn't help with the massive wheel hop when i had my dearched leafs and my 17x10 cobras on when i dumped the clutch
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Old 09-11-2009, 12:27 PM
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My knowledge about it petaining to Camaros: the '67 Camaro did not have them staggered, and they found that they were getting too much wheel hop under hard acceleration. From '68 on, they staggered them.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:21 PM
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They're mounted outside the frame rails on the F-150 for even better ride.
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