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Author Topic:   Monoleafs anyone?
Oldsmobile13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted June 13, 2001 01:10 AM
Last year I bought an older style modified frame cheap. The guy said it was set up for monoleaf suspension. What I want to know is if anyone still uses this style or is my frame worthless? thanx

Roadhzrd
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 101
posted June 13, 2001 01:41 AM UIN: 28276986
I have a new mono leaf car because they work for me so yes they do still work. What kind of chassis is it?

Oldsmobile13
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 66
posted June 13, 2001 11:11 AM
You'll have to excuse me for not knowing much about this kind of car but I believe he told me it was a (Harris) or something like that.

bbracer17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 168
posted June 13, 2001 09:29 PM
Monoleafs seem to work very well, I just didn't know much about them when I tied them so they didn't work for me. The Afco website has a tech article about mounting leaf springs that you should probably study. Also monoleafs need to be replaced regularly, I think about every six or seven races. Somebody might correct me on that.

tmtrigg4
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted June 14, 2001 08:35 AM
Monoleafs work very well, fairly simple with good forward bite. They don't like rough tracks or real heavy tracks, it tends to dearch them or fatigue and break them. They are great on smooth black surface. Mount them so that the weight of the car is on the coil springs and the mono's are not preloaded.

00BARE FAN
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted June 14, 2001 12:21 PM

My husband races with a 2000 GRS chassis that is a monoleaf car. We have not had any trouble getting our car to hook up at any of the four tracks we have run on this year. Remember to change them fairly often (as needed) as they do lose their arch. We run lightweight (not ultralight) AFCO leafs and they work really well for us!

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