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Author Topic:   Spring Location
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted April 24, 2001 09:28 AM
I have a new Harris, 3 link, 800# spring bar, with brake floaters,the spring mounts are welded to the rearend, the LR spring in front of the rearend and the RR behind the rearend on Hoosier's. I was told that this set up would create more forward bite. I was also told that the RR spring in front was better by others. Is it better to have the RR spring in front? (I'm already a little loose off)

Second Question: If running the set up where the pinion angle is set off of the 9010 shock. Will a straight bar work? Right now I have the long bar behind the rearend.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted April 24, 2001 04:14 PM
as far as the spring location is concerned having the springs staggered (lr in front, rr behind) will dynamically add wedge under accel and de-wedge the car in decel. Having both in front will not have this effect.
by straight bar i assume you mean a short panhard bar mounted to the pinion and the left side of the chassis. to answer your question yes it should work, but the majority of the harris cars i see run the long bar behind the rear end and a few run a j-bar mounted on the pinion.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted April 25, 2001 09:39 PM
Thanks, I'll keep the long bar behind the rearend for now. But which way RR spring in front or behind will produce greater forward bite if any at all?

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