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turnleft44
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 45
posted November 27, 2004 06:45 AM  
I would like to know where i can find z link spec's giving me such things as bar lenghts, and angles, placement of springs and shocks etc.. Were changing our car over to a z link from a stock coil suspention super stock and need to find these numbers to get started with. Any help on here would be great also. thanks

Dman
Dirt Freak

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posted December 01, 2004 07:56 AM  
Try the Dirtworks website.It has basic set-ups and drawings for everything.Good Luck!

zeroracing
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posted December 08, 2004 05:00 PM  
depends on what you want to do with it?
I mean here is what i would start out with.
left side first
lower link- adjustment from 0-15 deg, length about 15 inches, a short swing arm. then i would put the rear bar about 20 inches long and adjustment from 0 to 20 downhill to back. spring placement i would go a couple different routes, 1 and best on tacky i think, would be on a swing arm on the front. second choice which i would like to use on dryslick short track would be infront clamped up.
on the right side i would go
lower link about 20 inches, upper about 20 inches. same angle adjustment as the other side. for spring placement i would personally go on the swing arm most the time, especially on rough. then as the track gets wet and not too rough i would clamp the sring in front of the rearend so it will give you some more rr drive. then on the slick i would go on swing arm again or i would go clamped spring behind this will tighten the car on the gas.

hope this helps

I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted December 13, 2004 03:31 PM  
How good would it work to the rr spring on top of housing

zeroracing
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posted December 15, 2004 07:31 PM  
spring on top will work similar to on the swing arm, only little stiffer.

I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

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posted December 16, 2004 03:49 PM  
the reason i ask how spring will work on top is going to run a 4 bar lr three link rr with spring on top but thinking of putting the rr on a floater lock it down for three link and if the track goes supper dry pull the pin add the rear bar and have a z link rr without moving the spring or major other changes. Thanks...

donslink1
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 318
posted December 16, 2004 08:18 PM  
We run our spring on top of the rear end and we run a z link, some times we run it in a 4-bar, and now this year Pierce is making a bird cage that locks so you can run a 3-link.
So we can run everything on ours and have it work good, but if it was on the swing arm you wouldnt beable to put in a 4-bar.
Also with it on the top you know what you have for a rate you dont have to mess around with a 300# and 350# rr sping just to have a 200# ride rate. One other thing is with it on top you dont have to clean the slider everyweek

turnleft44
Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 17, 2004 08:54 AM  
So I can continue to use the springs on top of the rear end without buying sliders and spings to mount on swing arm ? I dont think we will switch to a 4 bar but this sounds like this will be a little easier and less expensive. Our springs are 250 lr and 300 rr. The springs seem a little heavy because we were getting alot of shock travel and i was afraid we were going to break a shock. The car is not as light as a mod.

turnleft44
Dirt Full Roller

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posted December 17, 2004 09:00 AM  
I gave info on the springs in last post backwards. The springs are 300lr and 250 rr.

zeroracing
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posted December 17, 2004 10:32 AM  
seems kinda heavy for on top of the rear but not way too much and if that is what it takes to work then...
as far as on top it would work fine there, similar to a swing arm.
i run my swing arms on cups also, no sliders for them, just a cup bolted to the swing arm(that can tilt forward and back), and just a cup on the top.

[This message has been edited by zeroracing (edited December 17, 2004).]

I-B-RACIN
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 132
posted December 18, 2004 12:22 PM  
This is the info I was looking for like one of the posts said I am running a 4 bar lr with spring in a pocket in front of rear end and was going to run it on top of the rr I dont want the cost and mantainents of spring sliders but want to get the same end results Thanks for the great tips. Still a little shakey about running 4 bar setup I have a bit or 3link experience but no 4 bar everyone says hard to figure out and stay in tune to the track but with help from everyone on the forum I think I'll be on the right track.. Thanks again!!! AND HOPE EVREYONE HAS A GREAT CHRISTMAS...

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