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droper23
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posted May 15, 2004 11:36 PM  
If you are mounting a j bar, does it matter if it has a forward angle? I have a car that has a plate mounted with a nut welded on it, that looks like the j bar is supposed to mount to. However, it is about 4-5 inches in front of where the pinion mount would be. Is that what that nut is for, and would it hurt to mount the j bar there?

dirtywrench13
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posted May 16, 2004 06:21 AM  
sounds like it could be a makeshift mount someone else has made,i would get a new mount plate and go from there.forward angle from the pinion wont hurt as long as its not excessive.my dirt works has about 2 inches of forward angle to the frame mount,at ride height,with a j-bar. with a short bar its about an inch.

dirtywrench13
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posted May 16, 2004 06:22 AM  
sounds like it could be a makeshift mount someone else has made,i would get a new mount plate and go from there.forward angle from the pinion wont hurt as long as its not excessive.my dirt works has about 2 inches of forward angle to the frame mount,at ride height,with a j-bar. with a short bar its about an inch.

mod70
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posted May 16, 2004 09:53 AM           send a private message to dirtywrench13   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
I think 4 to 5 inches is too much. Try to shim it out so that you've got only an inch or less of forward angle. I can't say why this matters, but I had a few inches on mine, and was told that I should try to get it in a straight line.

zeroracing
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posted May 17, 2004 11:39 AM  
4-5 is a bit much, i would try to get like 1-2. then if your car rearsteers it will be fine with no binds. also watch shiming out the pinoin mount. they will bend very easy. very very easy. if you space out the panhard bar your just adding to the stress on the mount. so keep it to a min.

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