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Author Topic:   Solid pullbar?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted May 29, 2002 12:07 AM
How much different is running a solid pullbar verses a springbar? I currently have a long afco springbar and am thinking about going to a solid bar. Should the solid bar be long(41 inches is what I have now) or shorter? Also does the angle affect the car the same as with the springbar?

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted May 29, 2002 09:11 AM
i wouldnt think a solid bar would be adviseable because it wouldnt cushin the rearend wrap and you wouldnt be able to hook the tires up to the ground.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 23
posted May 29, 2002 07:43 PM
There was a guy around here last year with a solid pull bar it worked very well for him but i dont know his exact set-up

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 110
posted May 29, 2002 08:55 PM
I run a soild pull bar and i can not get my car to bite wat so ever. Works great on pavement for me but does nothing on dirt. I would go wit a spring bar for dirt. and soild for pavement.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 221
posted May 30, 2002 12:01 AM
we have won many features with the solid pullbar, but the driver has to have a good feel in his right foot. i think i seen it done 1st on a larson car.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted May 30, 2002 01:24 AM
I read somewhere, i believe in the Afco catalog that a solid bar and a spring bar works about the same UNTIL the force of the rear end exceeds the spring rate of the bar...dont know if that is true or not, but thats a whole other can of worms. On our swing arm car, the guy who we bought it from had a solid bar, and from what i understand; if you run on a real small track they work good or so he told us. We took the car to Royce City Texas our first nite out in the car and decided that the solid bar wasnt for us. We couldnt get the car to hook up, we now run a spring bar and dont have any problems. Just my opinion.

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