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Author Topic:   need more forward bite
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted May 06, 2004 10:59 AM  
Looking for some suggestions on how to get some more forward bite in my car. I have a DW8 with a 4 bar lft rear and a z-link swing arm rt rear, I am also running that new afco pull bar with a 1200 pound spring moving it almost 3 inches. Pull bar is at as much angle as it will go down. Car works well in all the areas, just need to hook the car up a little bit more from mid corner to exit. Any ideas would be great

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted May 06, 2004 11:29 AM  
Have you tryed less pullbar angle, incertain cases this will work better than adding more angle.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted May 06, 2004 11:31 AM  
Increase the angle on your bars. Get it so your Leftrear is wanting to drive under the car.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted May 06, 2004 11:52 AM  
You could first try more angle in the upper bar on the LR. As for the pullbar, I feel they are too short on the 8's. They have updated the pull bar frame mount on the 9, and I have heard guys say it is the most forward bite they have ever experienced. I cut out the mount on my 8 this winter and moved it ahead 6", and it really seemed to help. Also have the new Afco bar, but with the 1050# spring.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 451
posted May 06, 2004 03:57 PM  
How far is your pullbar from the drive shaft mount i have a dw 8 mine is on the drive shaft.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted May 06, 2004 08:16 PM  
One other thing that will tighten you up on exit is moving the pullbar 1 inch at a time to the left until your happy with it!

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted May 07, 2004 10:45 AM  
I have moved the front pull bar mount to the driveshaft hoop and the back of the bar is over to the left. My bar angles on the left are the bottom is in the middle hole on the short trailing (puck as dw calls it) and the upper is in the 4th hole up on the chassis. This will make sense to those of you familiar to a dw.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted May 07, 2004 01:26 PM  
What we have found on our DW9 is that we needed alot more angle in the LR bars than where DW reccomends. WE started out with the bars in the same place as yours but we are now in the 5th hole up on the top bar and top hole on the bottom bar. Top bar is at about 18-20 degrees and bottom bar is about 5 degrees up. If we could go another hole up on the bottom we would. More angle in the bottom bar will help it bite quicker. Pullbar is on driveshaft loop with about 17 degrees.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 28
posted May 10, 2004 07:19 AM  
OK tried increasing the bar angles. It helped get left rear bite. In fact I was pulling the left front. I can live with that the thing is is that the car is tail happy coming off the corner. (rear is loose). Any ideas to fix that.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted May 16, 2004 05:30 AM  
Here is a few cures for you...tie down the left rear 50-30 bilstein works well or easy up on the right front,you can stiffen left rear or right front spring for help but that will usually loosen you up on entry,or move the pullrod to the left sometimes 61/2 degrees of caster on the right front will fix it,then of course when all else fails shorten the right side wheelbase.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted May 16, 2004 06:44 AM  
make an adjuster for the back end of your pull bar and start moving it to the left 1/8 of an inch at a may want to re-think your springs in the rear or put a progressive spring in the pullbar.

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