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Author Topic:   5th Arm Spring
8modified
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted October 02, 2002 09:04 PM
I am hoping someone one out there will shoot me some advice. I'm running a UMP modified with 4 bar 94 shock across the back. A 200lb spring in LR a 175 in LR. The car has an axle damper and 5th arm. My questions concerns putting a progressive spring on the 5th arm. Is this a good idea. What will this progressive spring do to the car in the corner? I would also like some info on a good modified/latemodel tech school or driving school. Any recommendations or words of wisdom would be appreciated.

8modified
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted October 03, 2002 09:12 AM
No takers this morning huh! If someone could volunteer the info it help me alot. theoretically, I know the progressive spring on the torque arm will make the transition of power to the wheels and track smoother but I was hoping for some real life testimonies.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 5060
posted October 03, 2002 09:52 AM UIN: 16262997
It will allow the suspension to move more and cushion the tire's contact patch better. This is because a progressive rate spring will actually all more travel before reaching it's destination in force.

jammin

2nd2none
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted October 03, 2002 04:41 PM
put a solid bar on and go forward!!

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