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Author Topic:   floated brake or not
I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted August 06, 2004 08:55 PM  
on a 4 link lr and 3 link rr would the brakes have to be floated

22Power
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted August 07, 2004 10:46 AM  
On a 4 link left rear you can float the brakes if you want, under braking it will hold the car on the bars. when running this setup do not float the right rear brake, because it will have chassis bind. we run this setup and we are floated on the left rear and clamped up on the right rear.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted August 08, 2004 10:08 AM  
i like to clamp up the lr brakes on both set ups, that way the 9010 or 6th coil or 2way pull bar can control it, and then i like to put the rr on a seperate brake floater, that way you can adjust it, i run it on a seperate tube and birdcage than the z link stuff. that way if the car is way loose in then just raise it up a hole and if tight in lower it, it just gives me some more room to fine tune the car.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted August 08, 2004 10:21 AM  
i think as far as clamped up lr has alot to do with the driver prefference.

badasi1tob
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 21
posted August 09, 2004 03:03 PM  
You say that clamping the LR is mostly drivers preference. What general handling differences can you expect between clamping vs. floating? I'm assuming that it mostly effects corner entry. Which is generally better on dry slicks?

22Power
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted August 10, 2004 06:07 AM  
by having the brake floated it will sometimes be more difficult to get through traffic if you have to hammer the brake. clamped brake will yank the car off the bars, whereas floated will hold the car up. as far as floating the right rear brake we did tests on it by jacking up the housing and using the brakes to see what happens and there is alot of chassis bind with that side floated. most cars have both brakes clamped up no matter what 4 link/zlink/2link whatever the case may be. Harris howevers floates the brakes because it keeps the car hiked up and if you watch a fast driver that runs a harris and is smooth you will see the car barely drops through the corner.

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