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Let the air down in the rear tires and shocks as soft as possible. Sit back on the seat and hang on.
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Why make the suspension softer though polman500, it just squats, if i make the rear stiffer will it not pick up the front instead of squatting? Lol.. might just try filling rear box with sand xD

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Why make the suspension softer though polman500, it just squats, if i make the rear stiffer will it not pick up the front instead of squatting? Lol.. might just try filling rear box with sand xD
Nope, when it squats down compressing the rear it simultaneously pulls up on the front suspension making it lighter. Like a see-saw. Press down on one end and the other end HAS to come up... Simple physics!
The stiffer the rear suspension the more likely it is to just spin rather than squat down putting more weight on the rear and thus getting more traction.
Think of it this way... How many dragsters do you see with soft rear suspension? Answer = NONE!
Why? Because you can't steer or win races if the front of the car is in the air.
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thanks polman500, i get it now, so i would also keep the front suspension softest because it will lift the easiest aswell?
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Front won't really matter much.
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