Another recent thread mentioned the problem of friction in shocks due to the side loading imparted on the shock when a coil over spring buckles under compression. I have been curious about how big of an effect this is (I would like to see some numbers). The main problem that I see w/ quantifying this is that I don't know what would happen to a damper dyno if you tried to run it w/ a spring mounted w/ the shock -- maybe people do it all the time. I know a lot of racecar teams are spending a lot of R&D $$$ to try and reduce all forms of suspension friction (shocks included) and I assume this is even why some F1 teams have gone to a torsion bar setup. I believe that this friction can and does significantly affect the performance of the suspension, but I would like to see some numbers. Thanks in advance, brandon
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