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Author Topic:   monoleaf vs 3 link
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted May 27, 2004 08:42 PM  
pro's and con's of both would be first mod thanxs

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 171
posted May 29, 2004 05:26 AM  
3 link. Don't have to replace the monos every 6-8 nights. Should be more adaptable setup-wise to various track changes, too. What about it, fellas? What do you think?

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 93
posted May 29, 2004 05:43 AM  
Everything has trade offs, and each suspension system has it's good and bad points. Usaully the simpler the rear suspension systems work pretty good under all conditions, but are rarely fantastic. The more complicated (i.e. 4 link) are incredibly good when you have them dead on, but if you are off you have tuned your way to the back of the pack. Straight leaf spring and next mono leaf are great suspensions for someone who is not really well versed in tuning suspensions. Three link is a little more complicated but will still give you really good results if your tuning is a little off.I've seen them all win.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 5390
posted May 29, 2004 08:29 AM  
I ran a mono leaf car last year my rookie season in modifieds and finished 6 in points and was running for the championship till I had motor trouble but any ways. The mono was real consistant every week. We only replaced once and that was at mid season. I used the 20lb springs and the car had tons of forward bite. I would not be afraid to run mono leaf car again. I have a swing arm Z link now and am having a hard time getting it figured out. Keep it simple your first year and get some good seat time. Modifieds dont drive like any other race car. They are totaly different.LOL Have fun.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 5
posted May 30, 2004 08:43 PM  
I help on 4bar car and we havent got it yet.have a old bullit chassis monoleaf might have it clipped.trying to figure what suspensionto put under it.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted May 30, 2004 09:17 PM  
monoleaf good points- easy to set up, hard to dial out of the ball park, good thrust angle.
bad points-limited to set up, hard to adjust, roll center hard to adjust. limited adjustment, and the springs were out very often. also did i mention limited adjustment.
3 link-good amont of sdjustment not as much as a birdcage suspension but still good amount. hard to dial out of the park. springs last forever(pretty much as long as they dont loose hieght or bow).
bad points-limited thrust angle sometimes, comparied to a 4 bar. slightly harder to set up then monoleaf.

overall the 3 link is a much better choice i feel, both are forgiving, and can be good cars when set up right but the 3 link has more adjustment, and cheaper to keep it up.
good luck

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