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Author Topic:   Another leaf spring question
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted October 16, 2002 08:58 PM
In the Steve Smith book I'm reading he suggests that the left rear leaf have 2" more arch. Has anyone done this and found it to be helpful. Also Landrum has dirt and asphalt springs, their arch is different? Is that the main difference?

Smith Racing Team

[This message has been edited by Scoot (edited October 16, 2002).]

rico 08
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 372
posted October 17, 2002 04:56 PM
never heard of the arch difference in the lr to the rr i think the difference in the arch between asphalt and dirt would be for more suspension travel on dirt over asphalt but i could be wrong.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted October 17, 2002 07:40 PM
the extra arch in the LR is to produce more crossweight. you can do the same thing with a lowering block on the RR.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted October 17, 2002 11:32 PM
Yes I use to run more arch in mt left rear it can also create some rear steer as you go into the corner . The right spring flattened out as the body rolled into the corner and it would cause the rear end to move back a little .the right stayed the same or raised up a little . worked good just took a little work to find what worked best. good luck

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