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Author Topic:   Brake floaters on a 4bar
old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted September 25, 2002 12:34 PM
I am curious about using a floated brake on the right rear of a 4 bar car. I was considering mounting the brake on the bird cage on the right and on the axle on the left. I think this will help the car enter better. What do you guys think?

Geffy95x
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted September 25, 2002 07:52 PM
Your rear is still locked right?

old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted September 28, 2002 08:43 AM
I think you are are asking if I always run a spool. If that is the question, the answer is yes. I run mostly IMCA and they always mark the tires to check for lockers at our track.
What do you think?

Geffy95x
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted September 28, 2002 09:04 AM
That's a tough question ,on one hand it may load the left rear tire more but on the other hand it may unload it.
I run a four bar with floating brakes so i would like to know as well.
I think it depends if the caliper is on the front or rear and where the coil is relative to the axle.
Hope someone knows more on this.

outlawstock17
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 163
posted September 28, 2002 10:30 AM
while you guys are on this subject.....we aren't required to run a spool. is there an advantage to running a detroit locker or some other type of ratcheting spool? what would the change from a spool to a locker do to the handling?

3/8 medium banked, long straights, tight corners, usually tacky.

i'll start a different thread.

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old racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 32
posted September 29, 2002 09:21 AM
I have also ran a 4 bar for a long time with both brakes on the housing. I think that the brake floater on the right will smooth the car up on entry.
How will the caliper location effect this arrangement?
I run the right rear spring in front.

[This message has been edited by old racer (edited September 29, 2002).]

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