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Author Topic:   4-link lifting body
AUS RACING
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 02, 2002 05:23 AM
Is it normal for a 4-link chassis to want to lift the left side of the car? Their are only a few racing here in Aus, & all seem to have lots of rear steer & really stand up on the left side under power.Just curious if this is part of the design or a bad set-up.

75xracer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted December 02, 2002 09:19 AM
It's normal at our track. (1/4 mile) From what I know about it, most people are running the lr spring behind the axle, soft rf springs, and alot of wedge, which has definately made the cars faster in the last couple of years.

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted December 02, 2002 10:13 PM
3 WHEELING IS WHAT MOST OF THESE ARE GOING AFTER WITH THIS SETUP. THEY HAVE THE SAME CORNER SPEEDS BUT BLAST DOWN THE STRAIGHT BECAUSE THEY LAY SO MUCH WEIGHT ON THE LEFT REAR. SEEMS TO BE THE HOT TICKET THESE LAST FEW YEARS IN THE LATEMODELS.

AUS RACING
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 03, 2002 03:05 AM
That's good to know, one of our local guys has been trying to stop his car from standing up. The majority of the cars over here are still running leaf set-ups so there aren't any other cars to compare with.

jhon hollomon
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 181
posted December 03, 2002 10:20 AM
Yup. Perfectly normal anymore. There's not too many fast cars around here that aren't doing wheelies around the track.

bizkit
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted December 04, 2002 10:27 AM
AUS RACING

Have your driver come up with a device to limited the indexing of the Left Rear bird cage, this will help keep the bite in the car but still keep the front end down. If you need more information you can email me from my profile.

AUS RACING
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted December 05, 2002 02:36 AM
do you find you have to change the set-up much for different tracks?

techmaster35
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 259
posted December 09, 2002 10:49 PM
on long sweeping tracks this setup is about useless but on stop and go tracks this setup is the way to go. Speedway Illustrated had an article on 3 wheelin your latemodel this month.

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