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Author Topic:   mono's Arch?
freeland63
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted May 06, 2002 06:14 PM
Was interested in everybodies best ideas on re-arching monoleafs.How many times can they be re-arched and still be reliable. thanks

Racer18
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 06, 2002 09:03 PM
Two times-MAX!

KMUDD
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted May 06, 2002 09:38 PM
AGREED!!!!!

antdog
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted May 06, 2002 10:29 PM
re arching monos? I guess I've nevr heard of that before. I change mine every 4 races if not they break every time. What exactly is re arching, and how can that resore streangth?

thanks

ant.

Racer18
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 13
posted May 06, 2002 10:34 PM
Depending on the spring, but I've found that more than two times the leaf gives out "during" the race. That is not what you want.

Take a peice of metal in your hand and bend it back and forth for awhile, after awhile it will break in two. Now, think of how many times your leaf is bent back and forth in only one race?

My car won 22 features in one season on mono's, and I change them every 2 to 3 nights. I have re-arched the leaf in the press at our shop, but that was only in a pinch and I don't advise it. If at all possible, buy new and arch the LR spring 2" higher than the RR spring. Always arch the spring in the section in front of the rearend housing.

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