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Author Topic:   rear ward facing 3rd link
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 296
posted December 02, 2003 11:22 AM  
For space reasons I have an idea of turning the third link, which curently is a pull bar, around and have it pointing at the rear of the car. Id have to switch the springs around, making it a push bar. but im confused about the angles at which I should be mountig this. Is everythin on the back side opposite or just and extension of the front side. Ive seen the z link cars, but this being a clamped style with only one centered bar, im confused as to where to mount this. logic tells me everything is an extension, and the roll centers are just extened through. But I have 0 experience is such exotic thinking, i dont trust myself.

This is for a friends north east style mod(sportsman), where a normal style 36" 3rd link would be where the driver sits. so I though of going the other way with it, but didnt want to get it to far off to either side L or R.
Thanks; widebody

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1876
posted December 02, 2003 12:54 PM  
i think it would not have very much forward bite.

old racer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 112
posted December 03, 2003 09:15 PM  
We run the push bar deal about 70% of the time. It is more friendly on dryslick and helps to keep the front end planted as it is pushing up on the rear vs. pulling from the center of the car and greatly reducing front end weight through transfer. D&M builds a very nice push bar. You don't want to run much angle and you adjust the angle the opposite of the pullbar, raise the rear for faster bite. We won a bunch of feature this year with the push bar. Good Luck

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 79
posted January 03, 2004 07:15 PM  
You could alway's rotate the 3rd link 90* and point it straight up. Attach the bracket on the back of the rearend instead of on the top.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 34
posted January 05, 2004 02:56 PM  
Hey Old Racer, could you maybe list the address for D&M and the page that shows a picture of this 'pull bar' that you are talking about. Please and Thanks.

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