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Old 10-06-2011, 07:56 AM
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Please tell me if I am wrong. The forward link you have arrests the wishbone from moving forward during acceleration. This induces a rotational twist in the wishbone (a lever), looking from the drivers side the wishbone would be stressed in a clockwise direction. If you added an upper link the force on it (the upper link) would be toward the rear of the chassis. Not having an upper link allows this twisting to go on. So, having your coilover to the rear adds even more torque (twist) on the wishbone, putting the weight on the back. Your coilover would serve a better purpose being toward the front of the halfshaft, counter reacting under acceleration. Also, when a chassis flexes the further back you put the coilover. The amount (distance) of travel is greater when flexing. So again the coilover serves better to be forward. Am I wrong?
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