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PostSubject: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeMon Mar 07, 2016 4:32 pm

Hi,
I am considering adding a single link front suspension to my Build off Westwood using coil overs.

There are a few things that I need to know:
I'm seeing a weight rating beside each shock. Does the stiffness increase or decrease with the number? So is a 200lb shock softer than a 750lb?

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeMon Mar 07, 2016 4:48 pm

200 is softer than 750.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeMon Mar 07, 2016 5:07 pm

Ah right thanks!

I'm thinking of going for 2 of these for the front. What do you think?
http://www.petrolscooter.co.uk/mini-moto-dirtbike-bike-rear-shock-absorber-suspension-195mm-200lb.html
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 11:16 am

those will work good.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 11:26 am

Thanks. I think I'll order those then.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 1:58 pm

That's how much weight it takes to compress the spring. I used those small bicycle ones for the GTR project, they were 750lbs I think. But I mounted them at a super steep angle for more leverage. If you get the 200lb ones, you should be good mounting them straight up and down on the axle. They seem to work ok.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeTue Mar 08, 2016 3:50 pm

Yes that's what I figured it meant. I am just gonna mount them straight up and down on my front axle so should be fine,
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension Ideas   suspension - Front Suspension Ideas Icon_minitimeTue Mar 17, 2020 12:02 pm

I made front suspension for my craftsman lt2000


I used the stock axle cut in half to have a twin I beam style suspension. I ended up mounting go kart shocks on the front too close to the pivot point which resulted in a saggy front end unless youre going up hill. the fix for it would be mount the shock as close to the spindle as possible and don't have a super steep shock angle. You need pre load to keep your front end up. If I could figure out how to post pics id post some
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