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24KC
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted August 31, 2004 08:00 PM  
For acouple weeks I have been trying to get more travel(compression) on my pullbar. I let 1/4" to 1/2" of preload out still same travel only about 1 3/4". Car seemed real sluggish and slow Saturday. Am I adjusting myself right out to lunch??? First Year with a pullbar,so I have no prior experience to go by. Thanks KC

mod70
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posted August 31, 2004 08:39 PM           send a private message to 24KC   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
You let 1/2" out of the bar? You should be starting with a 1/4" preload and if you have to go to more than a 1/2" it would be smarter to go with a stiffer spring. What spring are you running now?

24KC
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted September 01, 2004 07:06 PM  
The spring is a 1000-1600 I have been looking for more travel so I let most of the preload out. I am starting to think travel is overrated. Car was good out but always looking for more.

mod70
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posted September 01, 2004 08:20 PM           send a private message to 24KC   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Are you running a tacky track? With a high rated spring like that you won't get much travel, and the car will want to hook up almost imeadiately. Try a 900# spring, or even less if the track goes dry/slick.

44nymod
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 120
posted September 01, 2004 08:41 PM  
KC one thing I found on mine is, check the 9010 shock and make sure that it isn't bottoming out and not allowing the travel. I had origally a 650lb spring in my car and I went to a 1100lb spring and I didn't get half the bite I did or travel then the 650. I was always told I'd get more but I didn't. If you want to try it Pm me and we'll arrange something. One thing I recomend is go with the 650 and start out with 1/4 preload. If you want I'm going to Penn Can Fri night with the sportsman. Just let me know!

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