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Author Topic:   softer right front spring
precision trans
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted September 26, 2005 09:40 AM  
why does rf spring need to be softer when lr shock spring is behind axle.what is the purpose.need help to understrand and when is rf to soft.

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted September 27, 2005 07:50 AM  
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Originally posted by precision trans:
why does rf spring need to be softer when lr shock spring is behind axle.what is the purpose.need help to understrand and when is rf to soft.

I've never really correlated the RF spring rate with the location of the LR shock/spring behind the axle. However, moving the LR shock/sring behind the axle is usually done to help promote forward bite and this will tend to tighten the car up. This is probably the reasoning behind softening that RF spring. After you induce more forward drive into the LR you are going to need something to help turn the car and the softer RF spring will help that.

The RF is too soft when the car starts to roll over on the right front corner or you're loose on exit.


rocket36
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 209
posted September 28, 2005 01:55 AM  
really helps to utilise the rear steer capabities and bird cage indexing of the 4-bar while also allowing the front of the car to stay on or closer to the ground by having the car transfer weight onto the right front rather than right rear.
i think its too soft when the right front shock bottoms out or its loose exiting the turn.

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