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Gary Lawson

I respectfully disagree with any notion that a ride height changes has any effect on mechanical jacking or how the tire pushes into the track. Ride height changes actually do alter your caster setting, although it is minute and ultimately insignificant in comparison to the change in location of the center of gravity. Raising the frame on the front moves the center of gravity further back resulting in more rear grip. The arrow chassis guide explains this topic and many others very well. I tested ride height changes a while back when I was still running margays and my findings were identical to what the arrow manual states. A higher front was a little lazy on turn in but has more grip from apex to exit. The lower front turned in quicker but head less turning power on exit. I liked the front lower on the margay.