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Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted November 19, 2004 09:42 AM  
torque links long 36" or short like 20" right or left driveshaft thank

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 65
posted November 19, 2004 12:28 PM  
Not sure exactly what your looking for, but as far as the placement of a long or short bar, it should be straight from rear to front whether it long or short. If you put much sideways angle in the bar it makes the car crazy. The main difference between the long and short pull bars is that you can put more angle in a longer bar. As far as left to right placement, some chassis only have one front lateral location mount so they are limited in where the bar can be mounted and kept straight to the back on the rear end housing mount. However, if possible mount the bar in the middle of the percentage of left side weight. So if you have a 60" rear end with 52% left, you can mount the bar about 1.25" to the left. Others may have differing opinions, but you may want to play with it if you have the option of moving the front left and right. When on the gas, mounting to the left tightens and right loosens. Hope this helps.

[This message has been edited by dogwalker (edited November 19, 2004).]

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 753
posted November 19, 2004 10:22 PM  
Yeah moving the torque link left to right will increase the load transmitted to the corrosponding tire.

The length of the bar varies from car to car. I always like to use as long a bar as possible. Your front mounting point of the torque link should be as close as possible to the center of the weight mass of the car. I have a formula to find this location, I will find it and post it. I remember that you have to know the rear track width and left side %. I'll find it for you.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 351
posted November 23, 2004 01:34 PM  
A shorter bar will lose angle faster then the long bar.Also the long bar will try to plant more of the car weight then the short bar will by just lifting the back half of the chassis.As for the left to right placement it will load the lr or rr faster depending on which side it's closest to.

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