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Author Topic:   Need advice on right-chassis mounted panhard?
Matt418
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 15, 2002 03:18 PM
We have always run our panhard bar connected to chassis on the left and are thinking about trying it reversed. The track we run is always dry-slick and we have seen several cars have good luck running the bar this way.
I need advice from others who have run the bar both ways as to what other changes you have to make to your car when changing from a left chassis mounted bar to right mounted. Spring changes, weight percent changes, etc.

Thanks,
Matt

speedy79
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted April 16, 2002 09:54 AM
There shouldn't be any major changes to make other then I run my bar with no angle it it. I have heard of guys who put a lot of angle in the bars to the right bending them.I run my car pretty flat, this may not be the answer if you want to three wheel.

Matt418
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 16, 2002 12:35 PM
quote:
Originally posted by speedy79:
There shouldn't be any major changes to make other then I run my bar with no angle it it. I have heard of guys who put a lot of angle in the bars to the right bending them.I run my car pretty flat, this may not be the answer if you want to three wheel.

Matt418
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 16, 2002 12:53 PM
We have already won two 20 lap features this year with our current setup but the handling seems to really go away by the end of the race. The car is awsome in the heat races and can win by a straightaway but is junk by the end of a 50 lap race, usually the right rear tire is gone. We have seen several guys win the big 50 lap features with the bar on the right and thought this might be a better setup for us also. Most of them seem to run their bar flat also. Any other suggestions?

wfoondirt
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 242
posted April 16, 2002 03:32 PM
There shouldn't be a big change in handling if your running the bar almost level. I like the setup if for no other reason it puts the bar in tension which is much safer.
Other wise the car may get tighter in the middle since the r/c will drop as the car rolls to the right, vs raising if it was left side frame mounted.

NWModracer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 51
posted April 17, 2002 11:24 AM
Running your the long bar connected to the chassis on the right is norm for an asphalt setup. If you're always dry slick this may work better for you. You may want to look closer at other asphalt setup options as well.

ss11
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted April 17, 2002 08:04 PM
I also am trying this setup. If you put more angle in the bar will it still increase side bite?

racerwilson
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted April 23, 2002 11:38 AM
pan hard ba mouned on left ive car a machanical loadingof rear end.
mounted on right is a smoother transition and not as irratic. try and keep angls close to 4.5 up or down for best results.

Matt418
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted April 25, 2002 08:53 PM
We tried our panhard bar mounted to the frame on the right for the feature last weekend. The track was very slick as usual. This tightened the car up through the turns, but we seemed to loose some of our forward bite coming off compared to the bar mounted to the frame on the left. Is this a trade-off we will have to live with or is there some other change we could have made? The bar was mounted about 1" above center of rear end on left and about 1" below
center of rear end on right.

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