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Author Topic:   3 Wheelin' (Lifting LF)
Roll Steer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted March 01, 2000 05:01 AM  
I have heard of 3 or 4 different setups for 3 wheelin' on a tacky track. Which way is the best setup? Thanks.

shakin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 169
posted March 12, 2000 05:26 PM  
Main issue is to clamp the left rear, then the arms of the 4 link will work for you in this situation. One will pull and one will push under acceleration. I dont like it though, I think driveability is the key.

DANCES WITH LUG NUTS
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 19
posted March 14, 2000 09:00 PM  
There are a few other tricks to three wheeling around the corner, but like Shakin says it's better to keep the car drivable. It's hard to keep it smooth when the car is on three wheels.

Roll Steer
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 14
posted March 17, 2000 06:43 AM  
Dances--

What other "tricks" are you talking about?

Dirty
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 11
posted March 27, 2000 04:30 PM  
If you want the same effect of "3 wheelin" but like the traction that is enhanced by it then add about 20-30 pds. of wedge (while unclamped) to the car because that is all that clamping the car up actually does. If you would put the car on stands, jack the rear up to ride ht.,take a measurement from ground to center of shock bolt, now push the lift arm up to the normal lenghth of travel (about 3") and take a measurement on the shock bolt. Your measurements only changed slightly. So, put approxiamatly 2-3 turns (or what ever it takes to get the difference) into the left rear and you will get the same effect of the car being clamped but flat and drivable. Just a little food for thought.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted March 28, 2000 04:39 PM  
Jammin, glad to see that someone gets the idea. If you get the chance to look at Rick Auckland's car you will notice that he doesn't run a clamp bracket on the lr because he beleives in this hole-heartedly.

jammin
Dirt Administrator

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posted March 28, 2000 10:05 PM  
JAMMIN When you talk about clamping are you talking about making the LR bird cage solid with no movement? What is "Clamping"

jammin
Dirt Administrator

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posted April 06, 2000 08:12 PM  
Jammin. Thanks I am new to the open rear and have been trying to understand them. I like the fwd bite when three wheelin but can't stand being that uncomfortable with the car. Enjoying the forum


jammin
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted April 08, 2000 06:09 PM  
Mel, glad to hear your enjoying it, we are all learning I think, and I hope that everyone will keep contributing so that we can educate ourselves more in our sport. Thanks for you guy's participation.

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