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Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 41
posted November 23, 2004 05:16 AM  
just having some brain faze
which rear suspension causes the least amount of wheelbase change
2link/z link?
also haow does arm length afect it?
eg/ are longer better geometry wize?
having a hard time sourcing any info

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted November 23, 2004 09:30 AM  

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Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted November 23, 2004 09:31 AM  
a long 2 link will probably cause the least amount of wheelbase change. Maybe someone can help answer this but im gonna say the two link.

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 2007
posted November 23, 2004 10:36 AM  
A z link with equal length bars and no angle in the bars at ride height will produce zero wheel base change as the axle moves up and down. But you also dont really take advantage of thrust angles as well as other suspensions. Start putting angle in your bars and you will start to get some wheelbase changes.

A long 2 link will have some wheelbase change as the axle travels. The more angle you put in the bars the more it will change. Also the shorter the bars are the more it will change because they change their angle quicker that the longer bars.

Longer vs shorter bars really depends on what you are trying to do. One isnt necessarily better than the other.

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