hi guys i am having some problem adjusting my shocks. let me know if this is right? the extension is how hard or soft you want to plant the tires? and the compression is how long the rear tires stay planted to the track. IF this is correct the guys that run double adjustable shocks on their cars please give some tuning advice. ....i know all cars will not be the same , just want to make sure i am going in the right direction. thanks ben
Basically yes, that's right.
The extension adjusts the rate at which the tire is driven away from the body and toward the track by the suspension.
The compression adjusts the rate at which the tires are alowed to return toward the body and away from the track.
On sticky tracks, I set the extension rate a click or two stiffer to take some of the agressiveness out..
On slippy tracks, I run a couple more clicks softer extension, and even a click or two stiffer compression.
The above is for the rear end.
For the front end, stiffer extension settings control the rate of weight transfer, and cut down the tendency to wheelstand violently on a sticky track. Be careful not to soften the compression on the front on a sticky track, or the front end may get damaged when it bottoms out coming down off a wheelstand.
Softer extension does the opposite. It allows the front end to rise more easily. Stiffer compression in this case helps keep the front end up a hair longer.
is the same on all cars. The amounts
will be different.