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Author Topic:   Short panhard bar adjustment
dpfranklin
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 35
posted September 21, 2004 09:52 AM  
What would happen if I moved my short bar to the top hole on the pinion and about 3 or 4 inches of rake in it? Rear springs are 225 lr and 175 rr. Long trailing arms on both sides. Just curious, thinking about trying new stuff for this weekend. Non points race, so I have nothing to lose.

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted September 21, 2004 10:29 AM  
the higher the center of the panhard bar is the less body roll you will have. the less rake you have the less sidebite you will have. I dont know what you had it set at before but with the bar up that high in the car i would think you wouldnt get much body roll at all.

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zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 21, 2004 10:53 AM  
a very loose car, i run mine there with a little less angle in it most the time on short tracks. the car is extremely fast threw the coner, very very fast threw the center. but the car is extremely loose.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 21, 2004 10:54 AM  
if i mess with the front end and lr links and rr spring i can still pull hte lf about 2 feet. but most the time i keep everything calmed down and level on short tracks.

thesmoothshoe
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted September 21, 2004 12:32 PM  
hey zero what front end settings do you adjust to help with body roll?

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 21, 2004 12:43 PM  
had the front up like a monster truck, and the ride hieghts way off, the roll center was off to one side also, we were trying off the wall things. and it about put me in the wall. but it was like 2 inches higher than the reg ride, and left was up higher than right if i remember right.
it was for a super rough track too keep the car from bottoming the oil pan out.
it was a while back i think i wrote it down though. i was trying to get a car to go over rough stuff, but it was jumpy. i think i had the roll center too far one way.
like i said it was a screwy deal and we did it on a whim right before the race, jacked a bunch of rounds in each side, then halfway scaled it to get the lr bite decent.
i would not recomend it but i will look threw some old stuff to see if i wrote it down.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 21, 2004 12:57 PM  
i typed in ruff numbers into the roll center program from the dirt forum. and it was like i thought. i had the roll center way to the left in the car, i mean by the spring pocket only lower.

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