you need to go back and reread, already been ask and answered.71RCKCRZR RYAN said:SWEET
now i understand what effects moving stuff around has but i still dont understand why.
how is changing the uppers going to effect a rig?
lets say the uppers are flat and the lowers are angled up like 5-10 deg.
lets also just say that the rig works good with it setup like this.(i have no idea if it would or not)
how and why will moving the uppers to angle down a tad change the rigs performance?
if you can answer this completely you will soon become a suspension pimp. after my next??
The link convergence point (LCP, the mag call it the "Lateral constraint or control point) doesn't have anything to do w/ squat, only roll axis. If you look at their picture, the LCP, it is behind the front axle, but the IC is in front of it.rokcrln said:Well it seams this is used along with the link convergance piont to determain anti squat. Once you know were your center of gravity is along with your link center piont convergance you then draw a line from the rear contact patch of the tire to the link convergance piont. This line should cross the vertical line of the front tire and be between 50% and 80% ot the center of gravity line and the ground. This is a good place to start according to the mag write up. If you look at my bad drawings you will see alot of adjustment built into the rear uppers. This is to alow adjustment to find the sweet spot for anti squat. Hope this helps. If not let me know and I wll delete it
This is the reason why the line isnt through the COG.ErikB said:Yes, IC is where the push is applied.
The line going from the tire contact patch to the height of the COG over the front axle is the line that if you IC is above, you have anti-squat, and if its below, you have squat. I don't think there is a name for it.
The thing I DONT understand about that line is why its not drawn straight to the COG. Maybe one of the engineering/link gurus can explain that...
The way they show it, the squat characteristics are dependant on wheel base and you could move the COG forward or backward and theoretically it would have no affect... which I know can't be the case.