Shocks - What You Need To Know And Why, Part 2 Photo Gallery
6 Most stock installations place the shock at quite an angle and so it has less affect on dampening. Here the top is mounted almost the same distance from the centerline of the chassis as the spring, but the angle diminishes the effect it has. So, we need to run a slightly stiffer shock to compensate for the angle. An 18-degree angle reduces the rate by about 10 percent.