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mavrik82
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posted June 13, 2004 09:11 AM  
We are changing the rear clip on a mod and have the car on the table. We are setting up our links and realized the one measurement we did not take before disassembly was the height of the axle from the ground with normal weight and race tire pressures in it!
If anyone is in their shops today and can give me a ballpark measurement it will make getting my link forward brackets set in the proper radius for adjustments without lengthening or shortening them in the future.
Thanx!

Xtreme12x
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posted June 13, 2004 09:46 AM  
just make sure you give yourself adjustment.. i mean a lot
some of the older cars had 3 holes... im whacking mine off here in a few weeks and making about a 6 hole bracket... one thing i did think on doing was using a clamp on bracket... and weld a peice of tubing instead of the bracket holes... then all you need to do is loosen the bracket and slide it up or down.. i'd use 3/4 heims with the reducer for 5/8 hole and bolt... should make a slick setup
only draw back is that if you wanted to have shorter trailing amrs you'd have to rig up something..

boas51
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posted June 13, 2004 10:10 AM  
if it is the ar g-60 tire, about 12.5"

mavrik82
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posted June 13, 2004 10:23 AM  
Thanx guys! It's an IMCA spec tire.I agree Xtreme, that is why we are reworking the rear.I machined all my mounts with radiused slots and designed jackbolt adjustment for all 4 links. I have also made the left sides adjustable for length. We even made the panhard bar frame mount adjustable left to right so that we could slide the axle offset and have the added benefit of making the mount tubing easily replacable should it get bent.

mavrik82
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posted June 13, 2004 10:29 AM  
Xtreme, I've done what you want to do before and I can give you a little advice. Use inch and a half square tubing and panhard bar clamp brackets. With round tubing you run the risk of the clamp rolling left or right.

Xtreme12x
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posted June 14, 2004 09:16 PM  
good idea maverick... its something i thought would be a little more user friendly... then having to take the trailing arm out... jack up on the rearend... slide the rearend to where the bar lines up... just take, loosen the two bolts and use a hammer then resquare your rearend

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