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Author Topic:   Spring placement for 3-link
doghouse racing4
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 91
posted September 02, 2004 09:25 AM  
Wondering if anybody has an answer to what is the best location to place my rear springs. Right now I run my LR in front of housing and my RR on top. Thinking of moving my RR behind the housing. Would this be a smart thing to do any why or why not? My LR spring is a 225 and my RR spring is a 175. If anybody thinks I should move it to behind, should I also change spring rates?. My LF is a 600 and RF 750. 11" Shorty bar even with pinion and 4" of rake at 20*. Progressive pull bar spring. short left side bar at 15* and long RR at 5* Am racing dry slick mostly but some tacky stuff every once in a while.

dirtywrench13
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 324
posted September 02, 2004 12:35 PM  
JUST PUT IT BEHIND THE AXLE AFTER YOU GET THE CAR IN THE SHOW AND SEE HOW YOU LIKE IT.IT WILL HELP LOAD THE RR GOIN IN THE CORNER AND UNLOAD IT COMMING OFF.

doghouse racing4
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 91
posted September 02, 2004 06:41 PM  
any other opinions out there? should I change my spring rates? Shorty bar? lower link angles? Any and all opinions or comments are appreciated!

doghouse racing4
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 91
posted September 03, 2004 11:56 AM  
help!!!!

Majic Maker
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted September 03, 2004 03:16 PM  
Doghouse, I would put both springs on top of the rearend with a 175lr and a 150rr it will keep your car neutral. As far as spring rates for the front Im assuming your running a chevelle frame 650rf and a 700lf. Run your short bar in the top hole on the pinion and 8in up on frame when the track is tacky. When it gets dry drop it down too the bottom hole on the pinion.

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