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Author Topic:   Rear end trailing arm mounting
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted June 03, 2002 09:48 PM
Ok guys heres my million dollar question. What would happen if you mounted your trailing arms directly in front of the rear end housing instead of below it like most do? It seems that the standard mounting is below the housing approximately 3 inches or so down. My theory is if you mounted them in front of the housing about an inch or so the rear end would rotate more freely acting almost like a floated rear end car. Also if you did it would you set the pinion angle then put them directly in front or would you set them strait in front then roll the pinion angle in it so it would be in front and just down a little?

Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted June 04, 2002 09:19 AM UIN: 16262997
Upon pinion rotation, your angle would be lost and the rotation of the housing would go under the mounting point and you would lose angle in your arm. This is crutial in making the suspension work the way you want it to. Hope this helps.


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