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Author Topic:   mono leaf chassis
magpie
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 14, 2001 12:07 PM
Looking for input. I have a mono leaf mod and its not ready for racing just yet we are working hard at it. With the parts we have to buy and time needed we figure maybe the end of next month.

My question is this, I have been to several UMP mod tracks to watch the races and it seems that almost no one running a mono leaf chassis. Is this chassis no longer competetive ? I see nothing but 3 link, 4 bar, 2 link etc.

Anyone out there still running the mono leaf set up and running up front ?

Or is the setup too outdated for UMP ?

Restad3r
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted May 14, 2001 04:22 PM
I run mono-leaf coil rear on a 98' dirt works, car works great and is very consistent. There is a couple of cars around this area that run this as well and all seem to be the same way.

magpie
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 14, 2001 05:01 PM
restad thanks for the info. I have too much into the car to change to something else right now anyway.

With enough work I am sure we will do ok. I should have mentioned that I have seen a couple of Buzzard chassis at the track and they were running multi leaf and seem to be doing ok. So I guess there is hope for me with a mono leaf car.

Restad do you run brake floaters or just the standard mono leaf setup ?

KK17
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted May 14, 2001 06:02 PM
At WISSOTA's end of the season race(WISSOTA 100) a guy had a monoleaf/coilover suspension in rear and he was gone! Eventually he broke something in the front and ended his night in the wall. This suspension is NOT outdated at all....neither is a stock 4 link. A guy last year was waiting for his new car and borrowed his brothers 6 year old car and won against zlinks, 4bars etc. It's all in how you get what you got to work for you.

Restad3r
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted May 15, 2001 11:54 AM
No I do not run brake floaters but since I do not run them I change my springs every 5 races faithfully because before I was having problems with them braking.

Hammer 1
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 48
posted May 15, 2001 05:31 PM
Out numbered? Yup. Underrated? Yup. Real, real fast on slick or rough tracks. You better beleive it. I have a 99 Ellis that has been bumped and banged and front end clipped late last year. It's like a timex, just keeps on ticking. Can a 4 link be faster than a mono car. YES, IF the people jacking on the bars know what they are doing. Can a really fast 4 bar get dialed out of the game in the blink of an eye? Most definetly. I see it all the time. We won 7 races and a UMP state Championship last year with a mono car against a field of 4 bars. People make fun of my stone age ride but I laugh all the way to the bank.

magpie
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted May 16, 2001 10:27 AM
Thanks for all the input. I appreciate the info.

Restad when you change springs, are you saying you change the leafs every 5 races or the coils ?

Glad to hear that the mono leaf is still a viable suspension. Thanks again.

Restad3r
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted May 16, 2001 11:17 AM
the mono's

sorry.

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