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dirtbandit
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posted September 07, 2004 02:01 PM  
When mounting lr in front of housing do you uses the mount on the housing or the trailing arm? or is there a benefit of doing one or the other?

thanks,
dirtbandit

zeroracing
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posted September 07, 2004 02:05 PM  
on the housing, if you put it on the trailing arm it will just be a swing arm. the best spot is on the front of the housing, mounted solid to the housing.

mod70
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posted September 07, 2004 02:08 PM           send a private message to zeroracing   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Use the mount on the rear housing. It should be the same mount used for the trailing arm, but there should be holes in the center of it to mount the trailing arm.

I-B-RACIN
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posted September 12, 2004 07:15 PM  
if both rear springs are mounted up solid in front of axle with this cause to much unloading of rear on corner entry

zeroracing
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posted September 12, 2004 07:47 PM  
your right on the unloading, but most the time a 3 link will never be wrapped up that hard, it may take some getting used to corner entry, like rolling out of the gas better, or adding brake floaters with some angle in them so as you get on the brakes it will load teh car so that way it will load on the brakes too. that would help the unlaoding effects also.

dirtbandit
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posted September 13, 2004 11:41 AM  
This is on a harris 2 link (3 link) and what i am calling a trailing arm is the 2 arms from the chassis to the housing, i can mount springs and shocks to the housing or to the bars, the lr spring in front and the rr behind the housing.These are solid mounts.

Thanks for the input so far!!!!!!

mod70
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posted September 13, 2004 02:15 PM           send a private message to dirtbandit   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB


 
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dirtbandit
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posted September 13, 2004 03:21 PM  
Thanks MOD70,
I was thinking that was correct but my bars have places in them to mount a shock or spring. The pics helped a lot!!!

Xtreme12x
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posted September 15, 2004 08:06 AM  
Mod 70
who built your brackets?? very nice, i like the amount of adjustment in them
when i do mine for my new car, i dont want to run the really short 10 inch bar i ran this year, more like a 12 or 13 inch bar
there is an online machine shop deal with a free cad program that you can order things off of... might be something we should look into for us wanting to build our own plugs, make up a hole design to weld together

Kromulous
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posted September 15, 2004 08:31 AM  
A&A Manufacturing makes alot of brackets and pieces you can put together to make them plugs and things. There add is in Circle track mags, and they have a catalog as well, priced well too.

smayo964
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posted September 15, 2004 08:56 AM  
Mod70, in looking at your pics your slider and shock are laid way over to the chassis. Is this the norm? In my chassis manual, plans, etc., they advise to keeping them pretty verticle for loading purposes. I'm just curious because I also have the mounts to lay mine over to make room around my trailing arm. Mine are pretty close, but nothing is binding or hitting.

dirtbuster
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posted September 15, 2004 09:14 AM  
Those angles on the shock and slider look pretty typical to me. Remember that the car is jacked up and when on the ground the rearend will move to the right and straighten them up some. That is about what our DW car looked like in the air.

mod70
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posted September 15, 2004 09:57 AM           send a private message to dirtbuster   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Also the right side is sitting on the ground which adds to the effect. There is a slight angle to them at ride height, but nowhere near that drastic.

The plugs were made by Hoffman. The bars are 11" long, and he had asked me if I wanted to go even shorter. I figured 11" was short enough. I love how the car gets up on the bars now. I actually got all the way up into my quarter pannel the first time I used them, and had to cut some sheet metal away.

CUSTOMPERFORMANCE
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posted September 15, 2004 12:23 PM  
11" bars but what is the overall length heim c@c ?

mod70
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posted September 15, 2004 02:29 PM           send a private message to CUSTOMPERFORMANCE   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Sorry, 15" c2c.

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