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Author Topic:   best rough track suspension
modc3
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 20
posted September 28, 2004 03:58 PM  
I race on many different kinds of sufaces but i seem to struggle with a rough track set up. I used to run leaf springs now on a two link w/ j bar. Everybody says that should be easy to drive, just wondering if anybody has any input or ideas. Im wanting to get a new car, but not sure which rear suspension will be forgiving enough for my liking thanks

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 28, 2004 05:24 PM  
soft swing arm is the best with long bars to get over rough, hard to upset.

fastdad12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted September 28, 2004 06:31 PM  
The softer the better on rough tracks and don't run any split valve shocks.

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted September 29, 2004 08:59 AM  
the longer the panhard the better the car seems on a rough track, You might not have as good of bite with the longer bars, but the car doesnt jump around near as much.

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zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted September 29, 2004 09:22 AM  
trick for super rough is flip the j bar, put it mount to the frame on the right side, keeps the car level. i think racemart did this on some cars for a while. and racemart cars seem to be rough track kings.

rrrrick
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 192
posted September 29, 2004 10:54 AM  
Any Set-up with long bars and soft springs is good for rough tracks .
Lower 4 bar lengths around 21" and a panhard bar ard 30" will let a car run through the rough stuff like a cadillac
Soft Rear springs 125-150 range will work well too.


worldcom
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 148
posted September 29, 2004 11:04 AM  
Leaf springs hands down. Nothing drives through rough stuff better than multi, left and a mono on the right.

dirtmod0
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 143
posted September 29, 2004 07:05 PM  
we run a multi left rear, mono right rear,and it hands down awesome, Buzzard race cars out of Wheeler,Indiana...

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