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Author Topic:   mustang rear suspension
bfx racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted February 17, 2005 09:48 PM  
I recently purchased a mustang, and while changing the body panels noticed that there was play in the trailing arm bushings,on the rear axle (maybe 1/4 inch or so)
I run a 3/8 low bank track. Just wondering if that will effect my handling, or will it maybe help in some way to corner better?
New to the minis...any help appreciated

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racer30
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted February 18, 2005 05:30 AM  
you should fix it

Festy46
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 59
posted February 18, 2005 06:34 AM  
quote:
Originally posted by racer30:
you should fix it

I agree with 30. As an example, try drawing a perfect circle on a piece of paper (new bushings). Now draw the same circle and have someone keep bumping your arm (worn bushings).
Do you get the point?
John

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BIGG C
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 114
posted February 18, 2005 06:07 PM  
Could be a good thing. Depends on which side is moving. Have you ever watched the rear end in a late model? BIGG C

popeye14709
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 86
posted February 26, 2005 06:18 AM  
I agree with 30 and Festy on this one if your bushings are worn and with the lateral G's that are put on a rear end not to mention the torque and pounding you'll probly will save your self the trouble of doing it later along with finding a new trailin arm because you've twisted it by changing the bushings NOW...

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bfx racing
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 42
posted March 01, 2005 09:24 PM  
Thanks guys... will change...

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