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Still Learning
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted May 24, 2004 08:04 PM  
Just trying to figure out how to get more side bite on my 3 link DW8. Specifically where should I set the panhard bar. I am running the AFCO rubber bushing panahard bar with 8" on the frame side and 2nd hole from bottom on the pinion bracket. The bracket is the double sided bracket. Do I raise it on both the pinion side and the frame side or just the frame side???? I have moved my rear end over to the right some and am at 13" from bracket over to right upper rail as opposed to the 13 7/8" suggested by DW. What do I do on the panhard bar? Where do I put the rear end? I would like a little lift on the LF / more side bite. HELP!!!!!!

xhubby
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted May 24, 2004 08:19 PM  
We have a Dw-8 3-link, & our j-bar is set exactly like your's. Move it up on the chassis mount to get more roll, but 8" should be real close to what you want. Moving your rearend to the right will decrease side bite, not increase it. You might want to move it back to what DW suggests. What are you running for rear springs & shocks?

Still Learning
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted May 24, 2004 08:23 PM  
LR 200# and RR 175#. Anything else you can think of?

Still Learning
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted May 24, 2004 08:24 PM  
Woops. 94's on both rear shocks.

dirtbuster
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted May 24, 2004 08:57 PM  
moving the pinion side of the bar down will help more than moving the frame side up. Or keep your angle the same and move both sides down the same amount. Do you have any lead bolted on, if so lead mounted higher will help the car roll over more and get more sidebite. Also less Left % can help to.

xhubby
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 376
posted May 26, 2004 06:28 PM  
Still Learning, your rear springs are the same as ours. We are thinking about going to a 225# spring on the LR. We usually run a 30/30 or sometimes even a 20/20 RR shock and a 30/30 LR (Bilteins)when the track dries out. If the track is real smooth & dry, we sometimes replace the J-bar with a short straight bar. That'll make er roll! We also run a 4" offset wheel on the RR to move the wheel closer to the chassis. Hope this helps.

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

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