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21racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 24, 2004 07:04 PM  
need help with side bite on dryslick track have four link left z link right 200 srings on both rear shorty bar 850lf 800rf car does not seem to have any bodyroll on entry is tight on wet track

dirtbuster
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Total posts: 2007
posted May 24, 2004 08:59 PM  
Are you running a straight panhard bar or j-bar? Where is it mounted?

21racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 25, 2004 08:22 PM  
straight bar mounted 9in up from bottom of frame next to bottom hole on pinion

nvracer
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 127
posted May 25, 2004 09:26 PM  
If it is a straight panhard bar that is the long type. I would lower the bar on the chassis alot. Just a guess maybe 3 or 4 inches. If too much start to go backup, if it help and not enough lower it some more.
The roll center is way to high to get the car to roll over.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted May 25, 2004 10:25 PM  
step up your rf spring to free up entry.
and tripple check for binds.
how long is the panhard bar?

mod27
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 325
posted May 26, 2004 05:15 AM  
Lower the shorty bar on the frame.
sounds like you have too much rake in it.
I had that problem once, I lowered mine to about 2-3" of rake. Solved my roll over problem.

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted May 26, 2004 05:40 AM  
more info please?

Ego Racing
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Total posts: 724
posted May 26, 2004 09:18 AM  
Where is yuor Weight ballast mounted? How high in the chassis?

Ego Racing
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posted May 26, 2004 09:21 AM  
Is the panhard bar bolted on the right or left side of the chassis? How much chassis travel do you have on the right front? What dose the car scale at? %'s and weights.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted May 26, 2004 09:40 AM  
If it is the short panhard bar then try it about even with the pinion and about 3-4 inches of rake in it to the frame. Or you can mount(or move) some lead high and near the center of the car or towards the right side.

21racer
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted May 26, 2004 08:28 PM  
to try and answer all questions i had to measure car. 15in bar center to center left side chassis mount 5in rake i will change that to 3 or 4 inch and try. right front travel at 3 to 31/2 in shock travel right rear any traveling 2in shock mounted on rear of birdcage, also have no ballast on car and dont have scales to weigh only know car weighs 2485 after feature so no one forgets this setup is tight on entry on wet track loose on dry track. i always thought more angle in bar was more sidebite

[This message has been edited by 21racer (edited May 26, 2004).]

dogwalker
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted June 07, 2004 05:00 PM  
I think the roll center (average height of each end of the bar) has a greater affect on the amount of "roll" than the amount of rake which causes the car to "jack". With an equal amount of rake, the lower the roll center, the more sidebite.... although i've never tried it raked to the left??? Anyone? Might be the way to pull the left rear off the ground!

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted June 11, 2004 07:29 PM  
TRY A SOFTER SPRING ON BOTH ENDS ON THE RIGHT SIDE,AND LOWER THE LEFT SIDE OF YOUR PANHARD BAR.

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