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Author Topic:   best rear suspension choice
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 38
posted November 01, 2004 10:18 AM  
I have a laser chassis and was thinking about changing the rear suspension. What I would like to know with out telling you what I have now is what does everyone think is the best package to go with and the reasons behind your choices. 4 bar both sides ,4-z, short link z, swing arm, springs in front or back and so on and so on. Any and all information would be welcomed in helping me make up my mind. Thanks. Also anyone in the Kane Pa area that might be interested in helping me learn the driving,setups and help working on the car at the track and garage please email me at

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 170
posted November 01, 2004 10:33 AM  
Keep it simple ,three link with short link on the left and long on the right ....runs right with the four bars and z cars around here.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1875
posted November 01, 2004 11:13 AM  
why not add mounts for all, then you can change it very quickly, sells all the brackets you would need cheap. i love 4 bar lr spring behind on birdcage, and i like the rr to be a z link style swing arm, spring on front lower link.
easy to set up if your not familiar with the different suspensions is as always a 3 link, short lr link, long rr, boht springs in front.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted November 01, 2004 04:57 PM  

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 29
posted November 01, 2004 06:35 PM  
Anything will work with time. The trend now is the 4link Zlink. Its whatever some one wins with. I would say 4Z if you are good at adjusting and understanding why you are making a change. I like leafs too, 2 springs, 2 shocks, thats it, very consistent.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 24
posted November 05, 2004 10:00 AM  
I think the less adjusting you have to do the better. I would go with a three link or leafs.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted November 08, 2004 05:38 PM  
The less adjusting the better.....that is true to an extint(spelling) If your new at it, then keep it simple. I agree with zero add mounts for all types you might use. Start with a 3 bar then progress to a 4 bar or 4-z or whatever. It all depends on the driver. Some people just can't drive a 4 bar as well as others and those same people may be able to smoke 4 bars with a 3 bar. Any of them will work, you just have to get comfortable with it. I know what your asking here. Your looking to see how people like the different types. But what one person likes you may hate. So just try it. Hope that helps.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 796
posted November 09, 2004 07:58 AM  
Most of the top cars are running 4-Bar LR and a 2-link or swing arm (Z-linked) on the right side. Spring location on the RR varies alot, with different cars. Thats what i see alot.

Now, i agree with Flyinlow any of them can win. You just gotta find what you like. Add all the mounts and make the plugs for various types of set-ups but keep it simple in the begining to learn. Start out 3-Link and progress thru to others and see what you think.

But like i said above, most of the top cars are running 4-Bar LR, and some variation of a Z-link or 2 Link on the RR.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted November 10, 2004 07:44 PM  
swing arms is a good all around setup i have seen it win races everywhere put it on and go fast

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