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Author Topic:   a 3 link
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 80
posted August 02, 2002 02:35 AM
can someone explain everything their is to know about a 3 link..?
i m new to this stuff
have no clue what to do..
the panhard bar is in the front of the rear
..the chassis is made to move i from the front to the rear i dunno if all of them are or what
i just need some pointers
such as what way to move th panhard bar to loosen and tighten
thanks a bunch

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted August 05, 2002 03:29 PM
Lowering the panhard will create more body roll. If this is what you want you have effectively lowered the roll center. The mass now pivots at a lower point thus placing more weight above the pivot point (roll center) This simply means the car will transfer more weight upon cornering (probably to the right side). This may be what you are after if you need side bite. The length of the panhard bar will determine which wheel recieves the most weight transfer, it also will be a smoother transition on a long bar or faster and more radical on a short bar. Generally a dirt car will have a panhard bar from the left frame to the right side of the rear end. Make small adjustments until you understand the reactions. A lot of roll may require a change in weight placement or different springs. I am trying to give you only the basics without being to confusing.

Hope it helps and anyone who wants to add or clarify or disagee, please feel free!

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