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Author Topic:   3 link shock ?'s
badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted December 09, 2004 10:57 AM  
i have a three link and i cant keep the car rolled over on the rr. only getting about 2 inches of body roll.
Im wanting to try an easy out on the lr and a tie down on the rr.
what do you think i should run to keep it over on the rr.

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de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted December 09, 2004 11:08 AM  
It doesn't sound like shocks are your problem. What is your panhard length/angle? What springs are you running? We very rarely changed shocks on the RR unless it was a real rough track. Most times you don't want the car to stay on the RR or you will have trouble getting off the corner.

badfastjr
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 193
posted December 09, 2004 11:51 AM  
i have a shorty bar thats about 13" long. Its pretty low on the car with quite a bit of angle and thats why i thought that the car should be staying over on the rr a lot more. it has 175 springs accross the back.
i was wanting to run a 3 out 6 in on the lr and a 3 in 5 out on the rr, what would this make the car do?
also cant keep the car turned to the bottom like i want coming off the corner.

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speedy79
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 92
posted December 09, 2004 03:34 PM  
I'd stiffen your left rear spring to a 200 or 225 first, then if it slicks off try a 150 in the right rear.

droper23
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 233
posted December 09, 2004 04:10 PM  
I ran a setup like that with a 150 rr spring and 200 lr.

cd2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted December 09, 2004 07:07 PM  
badfastjr, what are the ride heights on the front & rear of the chassis & where is the ballast located? What is the angle on the rear trailing arms ? cd2

de94wcc
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 87
posted December 09, 2004 09:59 PM  
I'd say first try a 200 in the lr and a 150 in the rr. Put as much angle as you can in your lr trailing arm, and about 5-10 degrees less angle in the rr bar. Don't try to get more than 10-12 degrees in your panhard bar, and yes double check the ride heights. If you don't feel like your car is close on setup right now, you will be wasting your time trying shocks. You will find they work as a fine tune once you are close on everything else.

fastdad12
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted December 09, 2004 10:51 PM  
Jr's info frame hts 6" RF, 5.5 LF, on the rear we have setup blocks that go between the underslung and rearend housing.
The rr is 3.5" and the LR is 2.75" The angle of the links is a known problem that we are fixing. the links are 15 deg both sides, with no adjustments. as far as the ballast, I am assuming that you are talking about lead. We have a rather large chunk 50 lbs? above and to the rear of the fuel cell.

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cd2
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted December 10, 2004 07:53 AM  
fastdad12,check your pm. cd2

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