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Author Topic:   4bar spring question
MONEY21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 62
posted October 26, 2004 09:28 PM  
im haveing to put shock&spring mounts on chassis and was wondering if theres a certain degree that they should be on,the springs will be on sliders thanks in advance open to any suggestions.

MONEY21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 62
posted October 27, 2004 04:59 AM  
ANYBODY WITH IDEALS ?????

Dman
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 270
posted October 27, 2004 10:07 AM  
The further you lay it over the less effective it is.Shocks usually lay over about 5 degrees and elims. or coilovers at 10 degrees but usually it's the minimum it takes to clear other suspension pieces.On swing arms springs should be straight up over the arm or it cocks the swingarm and wears out the eliminator bushings in a hurry and can bend the elim. shaft.Just remember to check the clearance at your shocks and springs when the rear end moves side to side from your Panhard/j-bar/ shorty bar.The shorter your pan/j/shorty bar the more lateral (side to side )movement the rear end gets as it moves up and down or the car rolls.Don't forget to check clearances when the birdcages index or the pinion angle moves with the pullbar.If you don't look at it all it can bite you.
Good luck!

MONEY21
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 62
posted October 27, 2004 11:00 AM  
Dman,thanks for the reply,was looking for second opinion,now time to get busy thanks again.

zeroracing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted October 27, 2004 11:33 AM  
my lr is straight up and down on the spring, and like 7 deg on the shock. this will make the spring feel stiffer than it would leaned in. the car settles very smooth on entry.

FlyNLoIMCA17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted October 28, 2004 12:51 AM  
Make sure when you lean them in that the eliminator and the shock are parallel in angle. If not it WILL cause suspension bind. Meaning if you lean the LR elim. in at 7 degrees be sure to lean the LR shock in at 7 also. The left and right side do not have to be equal in degrees, but it seems like it would be best to do it that way if possible. Of course if one side (or both) is not using an eliminator then it doesn't matter what angle the shock is on. Hope that helps.

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