DaveCo11 wrote: All I will say is nearly 99.9 percent of the class 11 cars both north and south have copied my shocks in the rear, I tried to get Score to allow just a normal shock at the time as it would be much easier but they would not budge and the cat has been let out of the bag on it meaning a lot of money has been spent. My shocks are just normal shocks that I put a bump can sleave over and welded a eye on the side so cost wise was as cheap as can be. Its rediculis how the shock MFG gouge so much just to put a eye on the side but like I said to many have it to change that now. Class 11 went to far in my opinion but there is no turning back now.. I have the same front beam and shock towers I built my car with, yes there is a secret that prevents them from ever braking and it has absoloutly nothing to do with the front end not keeping up with the rear like I have read some say as you will be hard pressed to find a car that goes better than ours but I find it hard to believe racers are not figuring it out. I find no reason to take class 11 any farther from original than it is and I am on the fence about allowing plated front ends. That takes away from the spirit of class 11, its up to you to figure out how to finish with out braking front ends etc as plating takes the easy way out. 51600 was designed for racers who could not handle the stock vw rules of class 11. 516 is a great class but class 11 does not need to come any closer to that class..
Ewetho wrote: By rotating the front control arms down for ground clearance you would be moving the lower shock mount forward. This in turn would cause torquing of the upper shock mount as it cycles as it is always loading up since it is no longer in its proper plain of moment.