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whats the difference between coupled and uncoupled suspension. what are the advantages and disadvantages of each?
 

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rangelec said:
The more you couple the suspension the more the front and back shocks and springs work together.
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You mean the front shock in the rear suspension works with the rear shock in the rear suspension.And when it is uncoupled you get more weight transfer for traction.Coupled suspension will allow for the hole skid to flaten out when the rear of the suspension is compressed,the coupling block contacs the rear skid rail pushing the skid backwards which in turn compresses the front shock in the rear suspention and keeping the skid level .Coupled is excellant for sucking up the stutter bumps,the faster you go the better it works.
 

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so what is better for big moguals?
 

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coupled would be better for big bumps-it also helps the skis stay planted in the corners especially when you are on the throttle
 

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I always looked at it as coupled = front and rear arms work together, rails stay somewhat level to the ground. Uncoupled = front and rear arms work independently of each other, and rails can move however they want to.

If you want the best hookup in a drag race, uncoupled is the way to go. It will put the most possible track on the ground and transfer weight to the track. In the trails, coupled is the way to go.
 
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