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Author Topic:   Metric rear suspention help!!
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted August 12, 2001 06:42 PM
Just trying to think of ways to try and help a metric rear suspention in the way of torque absorbtion....just want to be able to keep up with some of the leaf spring cars. Car has a 9in ford under up it, so I could get a little creative with the upper control arm mounts, I just can't use any panhard bar, pull bar, etc. I have seen some guys put a TON of upper control arm angle in to help the rear axle wrap a little, but that seems like it would hurt the up&down movement of the suspention. I thought about using some sort of big really soft bushing on top of the rear end to help, but I don't know what to look for...Anybody else got some sort of ingenius ideas that they might want to share??

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted August 14, 2001 05:28 AM
I have been playing with this all year on our car and on another one , so far we have shortened the upper arms to around 9.50 to 9.75 shorter arms react quicker .
Try to get the lowers to run up hill to the frame ,draw this out on paper and you should be able to see what it is gonna do for your forward bite . I only have about 6 degrees the other car has around 12 or so he has more bite ,I'm change mine this week if you want any more help e mail me.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted August 25, 2001 10:55 AM
Try taking the bushings off and have all your trailing arm connections solid. Easy movement, but no rubber bushing to compress and have play in it. Steel to steel connection will be more responsive than steel to rubber to steel. rubber equals play.

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