Visit The Dirt Forum for More Information

Author Topic:   3-link help
tagteam racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted September 03, 2002 11:15 PM
Need more forward bite off the corner. Run a three link - short bars. Solid w/rubber upper link. Springs 750-LF 850-RF 250-LR 150-RR. Shocks 4010 LR 5030 RR. 53% cross 53% left 59% rear. 180lbs left rear bite. Is the lr spring too stiff on a 3 link. Springs are on top of the rearend. Car is quick through the corners, need more forward bite off. What about a spring loaded upper link?

dirtbuster
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted September 04, 2002 09:16 AM
when we were having trouble getting off the corner we took all the lr bite out and the car was a lot faster. I think the driver was able to get the car in better and therefore the car was setup better to come out.

I dont think your spring is too stiff.. we run 200lr and 175 rr. where is your 3rd link mounted. Ours has the most angle we can put in it.

2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted September 04, 2002 08:47 PM
I suggest to take all the LR out except about 40 lbs. Then soften the LR spring to a 200. Where angle uphill are the link bars? Move the LR up to top hole and put RR either in top hole or 1 hole below top.

one more thing, what panhard bar are you running?

[This message has been edited by 2nd2none (edited September 04, 2002).]

tagteam racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted September 04, 2002 10:23 PM
I have a long panhard bar behind the rearend. The links are the second hole from top. I have angle in the lower links, upper link, little angel(car is too aratic w/ lot of angle on upper link).

dirtbuster
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 106
posted September 05, 2002 09:12 AM
put more angle in the 3rd link... we have almost 20 degrees down to the frame but it is a spring bar.

I would put on a j bar and get rid of the long panhard bar. We have never had any luck with it. Maybe even consider a straight bar on the left side of the pinion to the left side of the frame. stay away from the really short (10") bars..... they are really erratic.

Have you thought about putting the spirngs ahead of the axle. I know several people that run them on top like you have but dont agree with it. I think they are more benificial in front on brackets.

[This message has been edited by dirtbuster (edited September 05, 2002).]

Back to the Archives