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Author Topic:   Swing arm adjustment ?
govitt1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted June 08, 2004 04:48 PM  
I have a swingarm no z. There are three holes on each side for adjustment. Would I raise the left side and lower the right to gain rear steer? Is it correct that more rear steer loosens car on corner exit and if so what effect does it have on entry?

NJantz
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 755
posted June 09, 2004 07:20 AM  
Raising your swingarms on both sides produces the most rollsteer.

Yes, the more rollsteer you've got, the looser you'll get from the middle of the corner on out or whenever the car begins to get up on the bars.

Any time you increase the upward angle of your swingarms or any link, you are putting more rollsteer in the car and increasing forward bite. The trade off is you will be making your car looser from the middle on out.

Depending on what the car does when your car suspension links are at max angles, you can lead or trail one of the sides to counteract a loose or tight condition.

Rollsteer doesn't really come into effect until the car starts to get on the bars. So it has less effect on corner entry than exit. So to answer your question about how it effects entry, I'd have to say very minimal.

Is your car a 4bar on both sides?

govitt1
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 25
posted June 09, 2004 08:15 AM  
Thanks for the info. The car is just a swingarm with the springs mounted on the arms. It seems to do real well on 1/3 - 3/8 tracks but my hometown is a 1/4 and I have yet to get a handle on it. There is a three hole adjustment on both sides. Right now the left is set in the middle and the right is on the bottom.

juliaferrell
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted June 09, 2004 09:03 PM  
I would increase the angle in the passenger side bar if the car is tight on exit.

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