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Author Topic:   swing arm left rear, z-link right rear??
tagteam racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 08, 2001 11:12 PM
We are running a swing arm on left rear and a z-link on right rear. Any opinions on setup? Does this give us more rear steer?

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted April 12, 2001 10:43 AM
the way i understand is you have watts linkage on the right rear ( one bar forward one bar rearward mounted on a birdcage) and a standard swingarm on left rear (spring mounted to trailing arm). now the question is more rear steer as opposed to what? personally i'm not a big fan of rear steer/roll steer especially large amounts. the amount of rear steer depends upon alot more information than you have provided. wish i could help more but if you want more information if you provide somemore information i'm sure that people on this board would be glad to help.

tagteam racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 12, 2001 09:15 PM
The car is a Jet Mod, we have z-link birdcages on both sides of the rear. We locked the left rear up so it acts as only a swing arm and the right side acts as a z-link. Springs are on the swing arm. We are running a 225 lr, and 200 rr. 700lf, 800rf. We are running a progressive 400-1000 spring in the torque link. A long panhard bar. Running this setup, is more rear steer in the car? The car works really well. Any suggestions on anything? If we stiffen the progressive spring to a 600 -1200, will that take some of the bite out of the car??

owracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 103
posted April 13, 2001 05:24 PM
How much spring travel are you getting with the spring you are currently running? If you are are having to put alot of preload on the spring to limit travel I would change to the heavier spring. You should be getting 1-1/2 to 2 inches of travel. Changing the angle of the torque link will change forward bite. The more angle, the more bite but it will lose bite sooner.

tagteam racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 10
posted April 14, 2001 03:01 AM
We are getting around 2 1/2 inches of travel on the torque link spring. Is that too much? By putting preload in the spring will be eliminating the travel, but won't it also eliminate the forward bite??

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