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Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted June 18, 2004 01:33 PM  
I have heard the terminology used and it sounds like what I call a lift bar. Just want to make sure it's the same thing. Thank you.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 115
posted June 19, 2004 08:10 AM  
I've never run one, but I'll take a shot at it. It's basically the front half of a leaf spring that is mounted to the housing on the left side. The front of it goes up under the frame about where the driver sits. When you pick up the gas and the rear end rotates back, it contacts the frame and plants the left rear. I think it normally involves some sort of rebound control also. It's an old school trick usually used on really tight, dry slick tracks. I've heard it can be effective in the right situation.

Dennis Krause
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted June 21, 2004 06:57 AM  
I ran one for a few years. Put the end opposite of the axle on a chain, so it won't try to pick up the left rear under braking. With you in the car adjust the chain to give just a little slack.
It adds a lot of bite coming off the corners on dry slick.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 194
posted June 21, 2004 08:56 AM  
Thats a pretty interesting concept. Any chance of a picture or 2? Im having trouble seeing how it mounts to rearend and to the frame. Any idea of what type of suspension it works best with? Mainly for my own information.


Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 78
posted June 22, 2004 03:04 PM  

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