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hs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted March 24, 2002 09:19 AM  
having ur front swaybar adjustable, does it help and what side should be stiffer. also what about a bar for the rear, idont have one should i get one ?

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted March 24, 2002 10:30 AM  
I don't run a bar up front or in the rear. If you have a bar and you like the way the car handles, making the swaybar adjustible would enable you to make minor changes to the way the car handles. To say one side should be stiffer than the other would probably just put your setup all out of wack. You adjust the sway bar according to how the cars handling, and what you want it to do differently. Do you have too much body roll..do you need more.., do you want to loosen the car or tighten it up etc. I think a bar on the rear is a bad idea. Personally, If I were running in a class where they allowed no spring changes or chassis adjustments, I would run a front bar. But since I can set my chassis up the way I want it, I don't see a need for the bar. It just restricts my chassis from working the way I want it to. Like I said if already have one on the car, why not make it adjustible and play with it. You may find something you like.

hs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted March 27, 2002 08:46 PM  
i just install somethings so i can adjust my front swaybar. now i just need to figure out what it does when i tighten or losen i side.
it seem like i have alot of body roll, also wants to push coming off the corner. nice to get it set then learn to drive the car. lol

KWTracer
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted March 27, 2002 10:00 PM  
Well I would say that sway bar adjustments are only from making minor changes. The rest of the set up needs to be right. There are lots of ways to loosen or thighten the car. Do you know how much the car weighs, wedge and corner weights? Any stagger?

Here is an example on adjusting the sway bar. Tightening the LF or shortening the link, will increase wedge. Lengthening will decrease wedge.

MiPinto6
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 118
posted March 29, 2002 03:35 PM  
I made the left link adjustable on my Pinto ministock and found it was a good way to add wedge to the chassis. Shortening the left link preloaded the bar giving you the same effect as jacking the right front up. The car was very fast but always had a slight push off.

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Thanks, Rob

YotaRacer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 37
posted March 29, 2002 08:24 PM  
By making your swaybar adjustable you allow another area of adjustment. you will be able to make adjustments at the track without tearing the car down to change a spring. Depending on which side you make adjustable will change how to adjust it. I have the right side adjustable and by increasing the distance bewteen the lower control arm and the sway bar I can tighten the car up. if I decrease this adjustment it will loosen the car up. Like was posted earlier it is a fine tuning adjustment but works great as the track changes throughout the night. Keep good notes on track condition and what you do with the bar so you can repeat it in a hurry if needed.. My .02cents says front bar YES never ran a rear bar.

hs
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted March 30, 2002 09:18 PM  
i just have the total weight right now. but in a couple weeks i will have each corner weight and cross weight.
thanks everyone, it will help me

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